Dear Orca Clients,

Effective immediately, and in accordance with federal and local guidance, Orca Information has prepared to continue work operations . Our new hours of operations are Monday-Friday from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM and we will be closed on Saturdays. This will remain in effect until further notice as we continue monitoring the COVID-19 situation.

Our hearts go to those that have been impacted by the ripple effect of COVID-19. We are all in this together and we are looking forward to our continued partnership with you.

Sincerely,
The Orca Pod

Dear Orca Clients,

Effective immediately, and in accordance with federal and local guidance, Orca Information has prepared to continue work operations . Our new hours of operations are Monday-Friday from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM and we will be closed on Saturdays. This will remain in effect until further notice as we continue monitoring the COVID-19 situation.

Our hearts go to those that have been impacted by the ripple effect of COVID-19. We are all in this together and we are looking forward to our continued partnership with you.

Sincerely,
The Orca Pod

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Judge rejects Seattle’s ‘first-come, first-served’ rental law as unconstitutional!

Written By Daniel Beekman | Seattle Times Staff Reporter Published March 28, 2018 Seattle’s law requiring landlords to choose among qualified applicants on a first-come, first-served basis violates the state constitution, a judge ruled Wednesday. Adopted by the City Council in 2016 and in effect since last year, the groundbreaking law “has a laudable goal […]

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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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Tips For Disparate Impact Compliance

When describing rental or Tenant Selection policy, No “blanket statements” for criminal records denying applicant from housing. Ex: “No felony convictions”. Use a 3rd party screening company. Allows proof of objectivity if complaint is filed. Two “automatic denials” allowed – a) Manufacture, distribution of federally controlled substance and; b) Lifetime registered sex offender. When applicant has criminal […]

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