Protect Renters From Discrimination

Protect Renters From Discrimination

After Naomi and her daughter escaped domestic violence, they moved into transitional housing. Naomi says felt like she won the lottery when they received a housing choice (aka Section 8) voucher to help pay the rent for a permanent home. But it proved impossible to find a private landlord who would accept her voucher. They eventually moved into a building owned by a nonprofit organization.

Naomi and other housing advocates are asking Washington state lawmakers to pass a bill that would prevent landlords from discriminating against tenants based on the source of their income. Many people across the state struggle ...

After Naomi and her daughter escaped domestic violence, they moved into transitional housing. Naomi says felt like she won the lottery when they received a housing choice (aka Section 8) voucher to help pay the rent for a permanent home. But it proved impossible to find a private landlord who would accept her voucher. They eventually moved into a building owned by a nonprofit organization.

Naomi and other housing advocates are asking Washington state lawmakers to pass a bill that would prevent landlords from discriminating against tenants based on the source of their income. Many people across the state struggle to access affordable housing, and Section 8 vouchers are going unused even as homelessness increases. This legislation will literally open doors. 

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Thank legislative champions for HB 1633

HB 1633 did not survive the cutoff date and it is technically dead for the year.  There is a slim chance that some version of the bill may be resurrected. 

In the meantime, please send the email  below that will go to these legislators who worked hard to find a compromise and advance the bill:  Representatives Riccelli, Jinkins, Macri, Rodne and Senator Frockt. 

Thank you for your advocacy on this important issue.  

 

 

 

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