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City of Tacoma's Fair Housing Law



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City of Tacoma's fair housing law, per Tacoma Municipal Code Chapter 1.29, makes it illegal to discriminate in the rental, sale, financing, insurance, or advertising of housing because of the following protected categories:

  • Race
  • Color
  • Sex
  • Religion
  • National Origin or Ancestry
  • Familial Status
  • Disability
  • Martial Status
  • Age (over 40)
  • Sexual Orientation
  • Gender Identity
  • Veteran / Military Status
  • Use of Section 8 certificate or other alternative sources of income

As a resident of Tacoma, have you ever:

  • Been denied an apartment or the purchase of a home?
  • Had a landlord ask about your disability?
  • Been denied housing because of your service animal?
  • Had a housing provider tell you that families with children can only live on the ground floor?
  • Been asked what country you are from?
  • Found your maintenance requests go unanswered when your neighbors get their requests done immediately?

Property managers demonstrate fair housing by:

  • Gladly receiving inquiries from all.
  • Applying fair and equitable criteria when evaluating applicants.
  • Enforcing rules equally and without discrimination.
  • Setting rents, deposits and fees without discrimination.
  • Responding to repair requests and other tenant concerns equally.
  • Providing reasonable accommodations for people with disabilities.

Requesting Information on Housing Discrimination 

Due to the recent Federal Government shutdown, the findings or settlements related to housing discrimination are not available.  If you would like to request information on a particular property and/or owner, you can submit a Public Disclosure Request.  

If you have any questions, please call the Customer Support Center at 311 or (253) 591-5000.  

Contact Information for Fair Housing Concerns 

If you believe your landlord has subjected you to unfair treatment due to any of the protected categories listed above or if you answered yes to any of the above questions, dial 311 (if you're within the city limits of Tacoma), or (253) 591-5000 and the Customer Service Representative will help connect you with the Fair Housing Coordinator.