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Posted on: October 23, 2019

[ARCHIVED] Public Input Sought on Fair Housing Options

Debra May
Planning and Relocation Specialist

Public Input Sought on Fair Housing Options

Snohomish County Human Services announces three fair housing forums to obtain community input

EVERETT, Wash., October 23, 2019 - Snohomish County Human Services invites members of the public to attend a fair housing community forum.

The forums will include information on fair housing laws and the preliminary results of a fair housing study currently being completed for Snohomish County. The forums will provide an opportunity for individuals, social services providers, housing providers, landlords, property managers, lenders, and other interested persons and organizations to participate in a discussion about fair housing choice in our community.

The forums are scheduled for:

October 28, 3:30 to 5:30 p.m.                  October 28, 7:00 to 9:00 p.m.                      October 29, 5:00 TO 7:00 p.m.

Stillaguamish Conference Room             Lynnwood Fire Station 15                            Monroe Fire Department

154 Cox Ave                                            18800 44th Ave W                                        163 Village Court

Arlington, WA 98223                                 Lynnwood, WA 98036                                 Monroe, WA 98272

The report is required in order for the County and the Snohomish County Consortium to receive approximately $5 million annually in federal grants from Community Development Block Grant (CDBG), Home Investment Partnership Program (HOME), and Emergency Solutions Grant (ESG) programs. These funds are used to support affordable housing and community development projects for low-income people, families and neighborhoods.

Federal and state fair housing laws prohibit discrimination in the rental, sale or financing of housing based on race, color, creed, national origin, religion, sex, disability, familial status, marital status, sexual orientation and veteran/military status.

The forum facilities are accessible to individuals with disabilities. For more information, to request a reasonable accommodation, or to request a foreign language interpreter, contact Debra May, Human Services Department at 425-388-3264 or at

The Snohomish County Human Services Department helps all persons meet their basic needs and develop their potential by providing timely, effective human services and building community. The Housing & Community Services Division administers a wide range of programs that provide affordable housing, community development, and related services to low-income and homeless persons.

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