King County Office of Civil Rights
Kelli Williams, Director
401 Fifth Avenue
Seattle, WA 98104
TTY Relay: 711
8:30 am - 4:30 pm
People with disabilities may request reasonable accommodations from OCR.
Let OCR know if you need a foreign language interpreter.
FREE FAIR HOUSING WORKSHOPS
Introduction to Fair Housing Workshop -- 9 a.m. to noon
Advanced Fair Housing Seminar: Hypothetical Scenarios -- 1 to 3 p.m.
Wednesday, May 29
(other 2013 workshops: July 31)
Jackson Federal Building, Floor 4, So. Auditorium, 915 Second Ave., Seattle
(PHOTO ID REQUIRED at the door)
REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED!
Send an email to Civil-Rights.OCR @kingcounty.gov, with the subject line "Register Me"
The email must include:
• your name
• your telephone number
• your company, agency, or property
• whether you want to attend the morning workshop, the afternoon seminar, or both.
We will send you an email confirming your registration. Thanks!
(If you do not have email, you can register by calling us at 206-263-2446 or TTY Relay: 711)
Who should attend these free trainings?
Housing owners, property managers, members of condo and homeowner association boards, housing authority staff, housing advocates -- Whatever your role, you must be familiar with the federal Fair Housing Act as well as state and local fair housing laws. This knowledge is not only critical to prevent costly violations, it also promotes good business practices.
This workshop always covers the same basic fair housing information. We recommend that you take this class only once, then if you would like additional training, register for the afternoon seminar.
The Introduction to Fair Housing Workshop is a powerpoint presentation designed to help you be proactive - to prevent violations of the fair housing laws before they occur. Attendees will gain insight into:
- Fair housing enforcement agency roles and local fair housing laws
- Advertising tips
- Suggestions on developing and using nondiscriminatory application and tenant selection procedures
- Guidelines for establishing and enforcing tenancy rules, rule violations and evictions
- Claims of retaliation
- Familial status issues, occupancy guidelines and housing for older persons (HOPA)
- Renting to people with disabilities -- reasonable accommodations and modifications issues
- Issues involving sexual orientation, gender identity, Section 8, and veterans/military
The Advanced Fair Housing Seminar uses hypothetical scenarios to provide further training in fair housing topics, in a small groups format using real-life examples of rental situations. This is the perfect seminar for those who have already mastered the basics or who need a fair housing update. Feel free to bring your questions!
Participants at the workshops receive extensive free fair housing materials, in print and CD format.
Who are the trainers?
The fair housing workshops and seminars are co-sponsored and presented by staff from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, the Washington State Human Rights Commission, the King County Office of Civil Rights, the Seattle Office for Civil Rights, and the Tacoma Human Rights & Human Services Department. These training workshops are offered six times per year.
Driving Directions to Jackson Federal Building
The Jackson Federal Building covers the entire block between First and Second Avenues, and Madison and Marion Streets. Enter on the east side, on Second Avenue (4th floor), or on the west side, on First Avenue (take the elevator to the 4th floor).
Driving southbound on I-5:
Take the Union Street exit (number 165B). Follow Union about six blocks, turn left onto Second Avenue, and drive five blocks.
Driving northbound on I-5:
Take the Seneca Street exit (number 165) on the left. Turn slight left onto Seneca and drive three blocks, then turn left onto Second Avenue, and drive three blocks.
Parking Near the Federal Building
Street parking is very limited. Several parking garages and lots are nearby. (Info current as of April 2006)
Parking Garages (All garages are covered and have accessible parking)
Allright Parking - On west side of First Avenue between Columbia and Cherry
5 Star Parking - On east side of First Avenue between Columbia and Cherry
Norton Bldg. Parking - On east side of First Avenue between Columbia and Cherry
Madison between Second and Third, under Wells Fargo Bldg
Cascade Parking - In the alley between Second and Third
On north side of Columbia between Second and Third
On north side of Seneca between First and Second
Open Parking Lots
NW corner of Spring and Western
SE corner of Marion and Western
NW corner of Columbia and Western
(Inclusion in this resource list does not constitute our endorsement, nor does omission imply non-endorsement. Please let us know if you are aware of any other nearby parking options.)