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This list of additional links gathers together a number of web sites that we find are useful and informative. It is not meant to be a complete listing of all resources for any topic.

City of Seattle

Seattle Human Rights Commission

Seattle Womens Commission

Seattle LGBT Commission

Seattle Police Department Questions about Police Misconduct

City of Seattle Domestic Partnership

Comprehensive listings of local resources

PeoplePoint Bridge to Benefits: One-stop access to benefit programs for low to moderate income people (formerly "Help for Working Families")

Seattle City Attorneys Office - Community and Legal Resources

Seattle Parks and Recreation - Demographic Overview of Seattles Communities: population density, race/ethnicity, age etc.

Special Events Permit - Information about City permits for marches, demonstrations and other special events


Civil Rights Agencies

King County Office of Civil Rights

Washington State Human Rights Commission

City of Tacoma Human Rights and Human Services Department

U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD)

U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC)

U.S. Department of Education Office for Civil Rights

Referrals to local agencies

Crisis Clinic Community Resources

Immigrant Issues

Employing Immigrants Seattle Office for Civil Rights

Stop Notario Fraud - Sponsored by the American Immigration Lawyers Association: Legal help for immigrants, and what to do if you have been harmed by a "notario."

Welcome to the United States A Guide for New Immigrants U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (Available online in English, Spanish, Chinese, Vietnamese, Korean, Russian, Arabic, Tagalog, Portuguese, French, and Haitian Creole

National Immigration Project links to different organizations (sponsored by the National Lawyers Guild)

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Housing

Landlord-Tenant Information - helpful documents for landlord and tenants in English and 13 other languages.

Click on your language to read about:

  • Basics of Landlord-Tenant Laws for Seattleites

  • Guide to Damages and Normal Wear-and-Tear

  • Model Lease

  • Move in/out Inspection Checklist

  • Security Deposit Timeline

  • Tenant Request for Repair
  • Complaints about housing and land use violations - Seattle Department of Planning and Development

    Landlord-Tenant Information - Seattle Department of Planning and Development

    Landlord-Tenant Law - Washington State Attorney General's Office

    Tenants Union of Washington State

    Solid Ground Housing Services for Tenants

    Predatory Lending Seattle - King County Coalition for Responsible Lending

    Predatory Lending HUD Predatory Lending site for Washington State

    National Fair Housing Advocate

    Home Loan Options: Predatory Lending sponsored by AARP

    Fair Housing Update - a quarterly e-newsletter published by the Fair Housing Partners of Washington

    Foreclosure Help - Washington State Department of Financial Institutions

    Adobe PDF graphic Foreclosure Prevention Resource Guide

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    Education

    The Equity and Civil Rights Office of the Washington State Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction (OSPI) promotes equal access, academic inclusion, and full educational participation in our Washington schools among our state's diverse, underrepresented and underserved populations.

    Washington State Office of the Education Ombudsman
    The Office of the Education Ombudsman (OEO) is a conflict resolution service located in the Governors Office for Washington families and public schools. Education ombudsmen are trained problem solvers who bring families and educators together to resolve conflict and disputes that affect students. As impartial third parties, they provide consultation, coaching, facilitation and mediation services.
    155 NE 100th St. #210, Seattle WA 98125
    Toll-free: 866-297-2597
    Fax: 206-729-3251
    Website:  www.governor.wa.gov/oeo/

    Safe Schools Coalition
    The Safe Schools Coalition supports gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender youth in schools by reducing bias-based bullying and violence in schools and to help schools better meet the needs of sexual minority youth and children with sexual minority parents/guardians.
    Toll-free: 877-SAFE-SAFE (877-723-3723)
    Website:  www.safeschoolscoalition.org/safe.html

    Seattle Public Schools

    Public Health Resources for Schools

    Hate/Bias Crimes

    Bias Crimes and Incidents in Seattle - 2000 to 2005 -
    Released April 24, 2006

    For a summary and other links

    For full report (37 pages)

    Hate Crime Awareness Project

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    Human Rights

    Human Rights Education Research Network (University of Washington)

    Universal Declaration of Human Rights In English and other languages such as French, Spanish, Russian, Chinese, Arabic and many others adopted December 10, 1948 by the General Assembly of the United Nations

    Legal

    Washington Law Help Northwest Justice Project

    Veterans

    Job Rights For Veterans' and Reserve Component Members: U.S. Department of Labor

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