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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.

HUD Resources

FHEO Library

Fair Housing Laws

Fair Housing Laws
Equal Housing Opportunity Graphics for Printing
Implementation of the Fair Housing Act’s Discriminatory Effects Standard – Final Rule


Guidance Regarding Advertisements Under §804(c) of the Fair Housing Act
Fair Housing Act Application to Internet Advertising

Disability Access and Accommodations

Reasonable Accommodations Under the Fair Housing Act -- Joint Statement of HUD and DOJ
Reasonable Modifications Under the Fair Housing Act -- Joint Statement of HUD and DOJ
New ADA Regulations and Assistance Animals as Reasonable Accommodations Under the Fair Housing Act and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973
Service Animals and Assistance Animals for People with Disabilities in Housing and HUD-Funded Programs
Insurance Policy Restrictions as a Defense for Refusals to Make a Reasonable Accommodation
Fair Housing Accessibility Guidelines
Questions and Answers about the Accessibility Guidelines
Accessiblity (Design and Construction Requirements for Covered Multifamily Dwellings Under the Fair Housing Act
Fair Housing Accessibility First
Report of HUD Review of the Fair Housing Accessibility Requirements in the 2006 International Building Code
Investigations and Prosecutions in States Authorizing the Medical Use of Marijuana
Use of Marijuana in Multifamily Assisted Properties
Medical Use of Marijuana and Reasonable Accommodation in Federal Public and Assisted Housing
Group Homes, Local Land Use, and the FHA -- Joint Statement of HUD and DOJ
Assisted housing for persons with disabilities under Olmstead implementation efforts to provide community-based options rather than institutional settings
Statement of the Dept. of HUD on the Role of Housing in Accomplishing the Goals of Olmstead

Housing for Older Persons Act (HOPA)

Implementation of the Housing for Older Persons Act of 1995 (HOPA)
HOPA Questions & Answers
Conversion to Housing for Older Persons Under the Fair Housing Act and the Housing for Older Persons Act of 1995

LGBT Issues

Equal Access to Housing in HUD Programs Regardless of Sexual Orientation or Gender Identity
Notice of Program Eligibility for HUD Assisted and Insured Housing Programs for All People Regardless of Sexual Orientation, Gender Identity or Marital Status as Required by HUD's Equal Access Rule

Harassment and Domestic Violence

HUD Programs: Violence Against Women Act Conforming Amendments, Final Rule
Assessing Claims of Housing Discrimination Against Victims of Domestic Violence Under the Fair Housing Act and the Violence Against Women Act
Questions and Answers on Sexual Harassment Under the Fair Housing Act

Use of Criminal Records

Application of Fair Housing Act Standards to the Use of Criminal Records by Providers of Housing and Real Estate-Related Transactions
FAQs: Excluding the Use of Arrest Records in Housing Decisions
Guidance for Public Housing Agencies (PHAs) and Owners of Federally-Assisted Housing on Excluding the Use of Arrest Records in Housing Decisions
Ex-Offenders: Letter from HUD to Public Housing Authorities

Other Fair Housing Topics

Occupancy Standards -- The Keating Memo
Subtle Forms of Discrimination Still Exist for Minority Homeseekers
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) on Equal Treatment and the Faith-Based and Community Initiative
Limited English Proficiency
Guidance Regarding Prohibition Against National Origin Discrimination Affecting Limited English Proficient Persons
Fair Lending: Learn the Facts
Franklin the Fair Housing Fox Kids Website

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