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SERVICE ANIMALS

It may not be obvious what an individual’s disability is, why a person needs the service animal, or what the service animal does for him (and it’s not appropriate to ask!). Read on for basic facts about service animals: Some fair housing laws define a service animal as “any animal that is individually trained to […]

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Assistance Animals Are Not Pets–Repeat–Assistance Animals Are Not Pets

http://rentalhousingjournal.com/articles/2018/07/06/assistance-animals-are-not-pets%E2%80%93repeat%E2%80%93assistance-animals-are-not-pets   “I didn’t know” is not an acceptable defense if you face a discrimination charge, so the Grace Hill training tip of the week focuses on repeating advice that assistance animals are not pets when it comes to leasing your rentals. By Ellen Clark The typical story goes like this, where a prospective renter provides documentation from […]

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Consumer FAQs

Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) – The federal law that regulates the collection, dissemination, and use of consumer information, including consumer credit information. The Fair Credit Reporting Act can be found at, 15 U.S.C. § 1681 et seq. and also electronically at www.ftc.gov. Adverse Action (related to employment) – The two-step process an employer is […]

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Fair Chance Housing

BRIDGING THE DIVIDE: ‘FAIR CHANCE HOUSING’ Q13 FOX Bridging the Divide is a weekly series that brings opposing sides of a controversial topic together, face-to-face. Each week, Brandi Kruse hosts the two sides for a positive dialogue on issues ranging from gun control, to policing, to politics. This week: “Fair Chance Housing” Does a landlord have […]

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Looking For Affordable Housing In Washington State?

aptfinder.org is a non-profit website formed to connect low income households with affordable apartment communities throughout Washington State. Listings are voluntarily advertised on our site by owners and managers of rental apartments for low-income households whose annual income is below 80% of area median income. The properties listed on aptfinder.org include both subsidized and non-subsidized apartment rentals offering […]

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WORKPLACE PRIVACY BULLETIN

Declutter and reduce your risk. Did you know that a messy desk and a disorganized office are the biggest culprits in putting confidential information at risk? Watch our video, follow our 4 tips, declutter and reduce your risk. You’ll learn: How to prevent confidential information from ending up in the wrong hands The effect of […]

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Workplace harassment policy sample

This Workplace Harassment Policy template is ready to be tailored to your company’s needs and should be considered a starting point for setting up your employment policies. A Workplace Harassment Policy may also be referred to as an Anti-Harassment, Employee Harassment, Sexual Harassment or Racial Harassment Policy. Policy brief & purpose Our anti-harassment policy expresses our commitment to maintain a workplace that’s free of […]

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Seattle’s Fair Chance Housing Workshop and Q&A session on February 7, 2018.

Fair Chance Housing Legislation In August 2017, the City of Seattle passed Fair Chance Housing legislation to help prevent unfair bias in housing against renters with a past criminal record. The new ordinance prevents landlords from unfairly denying applicants housing based on criminal history. It also prohibits the use of advertising language that automatically or […]

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