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City of Tacoma's Fair Housing Law



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City of Tacoma's fair housing law, per Tacoma Municipal Code Chapter 1.29, makes it illegal to discriminate in the rental, sale, financing, insurance, or advertising of housing because of the following protected categories:





National Origin or Ancestry Familial Status
Disability Marital Status

Age (over 40)

Sexual Orientation
Use of Section 8 certificate or other alternative sources of income
Veteran/Military Status
Gender Identity


As a resident of Tacoma, have you ever:

  • Been denied an apartment or the purchase of a home?
  • Had a landlord ask about your disability?
  • Been denied housing because of your service animal?
  • Had a housing provider tell you that families with children can only live on the ground floor?
  • Been asked what country you are from?
  • Found your maintenance requests go unanswered when your neighbors get their requests done immediately?

Property managers demonstrate fair housing by:

  • Gladly receiving inquiries from all.
  • Applying fair and equitable criteria when evaluating applicants.
  • Enforcing rules equally and without discrimination.
  • Setting rents, deposits and fees without discrimination.
  • Responding to repair requests and other tenant concerns equally.
  • Providing reasonable accommodations for people with disabilities.

Fair Housing Discrimination Case information is available upon request by contacting the Office of Equity and Human Rights at equity@cityoftacoma.org.


If you have any questions, please call the Customer Support Center at 311 or (253) 591-5000.  


Monthly Fair Housing Discussions

Fair Housing Monthly Discussions

Join us to learn about Fair Housing every second Thursday of the month. During the webinar, we will provide a different monthly topic and provide a time for you to ask your questions.


Each webinar will feature a guest speaker/panel of experts!


Fair Housing Webinar Series Flyer


June 2023 Event Details 

Date/Time: June 8 2023 at Noon

Topic:What is Steering?

 Zoom Link:



Upcoming 2023 Events 


June 8 at Noon

What is steering?


July 6 at Noon

Advertising and Marketing


August 10 at Noon

What to consider when renting to families with children


September 14 at Noon

Accommodations for people with disabilities


October 12 at Noon

VAWA Updates Domestic Violence and Housing


Prior Trainings


April 2023 - Screening Discrimination


(240) Fair Housing Webinar with City of Tacoma - YouTube


May 2023 - Retaliation and Harassment


(240) Fair Housing: Retaliation and Harassment - YouTube