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Washington Homeownership Resource Center
(877) 894-4663 Toll Free in Washington

Washington Homeownership Resource Center is an unbiased non-profit agency that has information about the programs, products and resources throughout Washington State that can help make your dream of homeownership a reality. If you are concerned about Foreclosure Prevention on your current home, they can also give you referrals to housing counselors that serve King County and charge no fees for their services.

Contact the Washington Homeownership Resource Center to receive information on first-time homebuyer programs, purchase assistance programs, homebuyer counseling, and other resources on buying a home in Seattle. If you are interested in buying a home outside of Seattle, the Washington Homeownership Resource Center can help you access home buying resources for all of Washington state.

Washington State Housing Finance Commission (WSHFC)
(206) 464-7139
(800) 767-4663

The Washington State Housing Finance Commission (WSHFC) is a publicly accountable, self-supporting team dedicated to increasing housing access and affordability and to expanding the availability of quality community services for the people of Washington.

WSHFC's web site contains trustworthy information on how to access below-market rate loans and downpayment assistance programs for moderate and low-income homebuyers in Washington state. Visit the Washington State Housing Finance Commission website to learn how to get started and benefit from lower interest rates and other innovative programs to buy your first home.

Washington State Department of Financial Institutions (DFI)
(360) 902-8704 or (360) 664-8126

DFI regulates and examines a variety of state chartered financial services, including mortgage loans. The Department also provides education and outreach to protect consumers from financial fraud. DFI can help if you have a consumer question, or need to file a complaint.

City of Seattle Office of Civil Rights
(206) 684-4500

Since 1969, the Seattle Office for Civil Rights (SOCR) has helped make Seattle a city where all people enjoy equal rights, equal opportunity and freedom from illegal discrimination.

Contact the Office of Civil Rights to know your rights, and exercise them!  In relation to housing, the Office of Civil Rights investigates alleged discrimination in:

  • Sales / rentals of houses, apartments, condos, lots, etc.
  • Advertising
  • Disability accommodations or modifications
  • Harassment, interference, criminal intimidation

Questions for the Office of Housing?

If you have questions about any of the City of Seattle homeownership programs, contact our reception desk at (206) 684-0721.

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