Malicious harassment that targets homeless people is illegal. Download this file to learn more about how to report hate crimes to the police and how to protect yourself: Hate Crimes and Homelessness: What to do if it happens to you.
Where To File a Discrimination Complaint?
Seattle Office For Civil Rights
Seattle Police Department Office of Professional Accountability
206-684-8797 or e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org
Washington State Human Rights Commission
US Department of Housing & Urban Development
US Department of Education Office for Civil Rights
US Equal Employment Opportunity Commission
Regional Civil Rights Commissions
King County Civil Rights Commission
City of Federal Way Diversity Commission
City of SeaTac Human Relations Advisory Committee
City of Tukwila Equity and Diversity Commission
City of Auburn Multicultural Roundtable
City of SeaTac Human Relations Commission
City of Renton Advisory Commission on Diversity
Where To Find Help
Possible protections to end discrimination in housing and employment based on arrest / conviction record
Public safety concerns all of us. Currently, when people have done their time and leave prison, it is often difficult to find housing and employment. Adding protections to end discrimination in housing and employment based on arrest or conviction records is one strategy to help support people's re-entry, and to decrease the likelihood of re-offending. The proposal would amend the City's current anti-discrimination laws to limit the ways an employer or housing provider can use arrest or conviction records when deciding to hire, fire, promote or take other employment actions, or when deciding to rent, evict or take other housing actions.