Seattle's Source of Income Protection

On September 19, 2016, new legislation went into effect that expands fair housing protections for renters who use alternative sources of income and subsidies to pay for housing costs. These protections also prohibit the use of preferred employer programs.

Renting in Seattle provides comprehensive information and resources on rental regulations in the City of Seattle as well as tips and best practices for successful renting for both renters and housing providers.

Information is available in other formats for people with disabilities, and in other languages. Please contact us: (206) 684-4500.

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The Seattle Office for Civil Rights (SOCR) works to advance civil rights and end barriers to equity. We enforce laws against illegal discrimination in employment, housing, public places, and contracting within Seattle.