Wednesday, June 15, 2011
Housing owners, property managers, tenants, housing advocates - Whatever your role, you must be familiar with the federal Fair Housing Act and other applicable state and local fair housing laws. This knowledge is not only critical to prevent costly violations, it also leads to good business practices.
The Fair Housing Basics Workshop is designed to help you be proactive - to prevent violations of the fair housing laws before they occur. Attendees will gain insight into the following:
Fair housing enforcement agency roles and local fair housing laws
Suggestions on developing 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
The Advanced Fair Housing Seminar provides further training in fair housing topics such as service animals, domestic violence issues, occupancy standards, etc. This is the perfect seminar for those who have already mastered the basics or who need a fair housing update. Bring your specific questions!
Participants at the workshop and seminar receive extensive free fair housing materials, in print and CD format.
The Fair housing workshop and seminar are co-sponsored and taught 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, and the Seattle Office for Civil Rights. 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, Madison and Marion Streets. Enter through the security checkpoint on the east side, off Second Avenue (this is the fourth 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 parking options within a 2-block radius.