Seattle Office for Civil Rights to Hold Public Meetings on Source of Income Rules
The Seattle Office for Civil Rights is developing administrative rules pertaining to the Source of Income Ordinance, legislation that expands fair housing protections based on their source of income to all renters and creates new requirements for landlords. This includes the new 'first in time' provision that requires landlords to offer tenancy to the first applicant who meets all the screening criteria necessary for approval.
There will be two public meetings to discuss the ordinance.
Childcare and language interpretation will be provided at each meeting. To request an accommodation or language interpretation please call (206) 684-4514.
Space is limited. Register for the events here.
Mayor Murray Announces Interim Action Plan on Homelessness
This week, Mayor Ed Murray announced a plan to better address the immediate needs of people living unsheltered on Seattle streets while the City fully implements its long-term plan, Pathways Home. This plan includes creating additional low-barrier shelter capacity (including shower facilities), expanded outreach, updated unsheltered encampment cleanup protocols, as well as improved trash and needle pick up. The plan, made up of actions the Mayor can take under his Executive authority, was sent to Council in a letter Friday.
This plan recognizes that the City should not displace encampments that do not pose an imminent health or safety risk or do not unlawfully obstruct a public use unless the City is able to offer those living there a safer alternative place to live.
The plan is focused on four areas, laid out in the document sent to Council Monday:
Full details can be found at here.
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