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Office of Civil Rights

Commitment to Equality

King County Office of Civil Rights
Kelli Williams, Director
Chinook Building
401 Fifth Avenue
Suite 215
Seattle, WA 98104

TTY Relay: 711
206-296-4329 Fax

Hours: Weekdays
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.


All materials available in alternate formats -- call 206-263-2453

For Everyone

OCR Fair Housing Services

HUD Resources

List of Fair Housing Agencies
Agencias de Vivienda Justa en el Estado de Washington

Landlord-Tenant Information

OCROG does NOT handle landlord-tenant complaints.
For information on the Washington Residential Landlord Tenant Act or the Manufactured/Mobile Home Landlord-Tenant Act, see:
WA Attorney General
Landlord Tenant Resources
Housing Justice Project
NW Justice Project
Solid Ground Tenant Resources
Tenants Union of WA State
Rental Housing Association of Washington

For Renters and Home Buyers

Which Civil Rights Agency to Call
¿Cuál Agencia de Derechos Civiles Debo Llamar?

Housing Discrimination & Your Civil Rights: Fair Housing Guide for Renters & Home Buyers
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Accommodations & Modifications for Residents with Disabilities (brochure)

Reasonable Accommodations & Modifications: Guidance for Residents with Disabilities

Guidance for Health Care and Qualified Professionals: Verifying Reasonable Accommodation and Modification Requests

Domestic Violence and Your Housing Rights
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Your Housing Rights and Section 8 Programs
Sus derechos a la vivienda y los programas de la Sección 8

For Housing Providers

King County Fair Housing Poster
Cartel de Vivienda Justa

If You Receive a Fair Housing Complaint

Fair Housing in Washington State: Top 100 Frequently Asked Questions and Answers for Property Owners and Managers

A Guide to Fair Housing for Non-Profit Housing & Shelter Providers

Fair Housing for Real Estate Industry Professionals: Top 100 Frequently Asked Questions and Answers

7 Basic Design and Construction Requirements of the Fair Housing Act (brochure)

Sample Policies:

Harassment and Retaliation
Reasonable Accommodations and Modifications for People with Disabilities
Service Animals
Guidance for Health Care and Qualified Professionals: Verifying Reasonable Accommodation and Modification Requests
Domestic Violence & Fair Housing

Additional Housing Resources (external links)

Washington Law Help

Seattle Office for Civil Rights Resources

Washington Foreclosure Prevention Resource Guide

Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity Under The Washington Law Against Discrimination: Self-Assessment Checklist for Real Estate and Housing Transactions

Fair Housing Occupancy Standards Guidance Memorandum

Quick links

Free Fair Housing Workshops
Fair Housing Workshops for Renters
HUD Resources
Fair Housing Articles
en Espanol
OCR KidsWeb
Fair Housing Videos
Fair Housing Booklist
OCR Map & Directions
File a Discrimination Complaint

Get Fair Housing Updates!

Prevent Loan Scams

Housing Search NW
King County Housing Repair Program
Legal Services (free + reduced-cost)


Find Housing with HUD App
The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development's (HUD) new Resource Locator mobile application (app) for smartphones and electronic tablets provides answers to housing-related questions. The app connects you with building managers, public housing authorities and property management companies to learn about available HUD housing, including affordable housing for people with disabilities and seniors. Download the app in Apple iTunes or Google Play Marketplace.