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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.

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


Learn More About Housing Discrimination at Our Bi-Monthly Fair Housing Discussions

All-Things Fair Housing Information Event
Tuesday, November 8, 2022
10:30 to 11:30 AM 


Join the Office of Equity and Human Rights to learn more about federal and local Fair Housing laws and discuss current housing discrimination concerns in Tacoma.

  • What Property Owners, Tenants, and Service Providers need to know about Housing Discrimination
  • Local Challenges and Successes of Fair Housing Shared by Event Attendees


November 8, 2022 at 10:30 AM

Zoom Link: https://us06web.zoom.us/j/82226482890?pwd=SThrNXAwL0svRjVNME43cWtJRjErUT09 

(253) 215-8782

Meeting ID: 822 2648 2890 

Passcode: 472866