Uncategorized March 25, 2013

Section 8 – Kirkland, Washington

The city of Kirkland has passed a regulation making participation in the Section 8 program a protected class.  The regulation is in effect as of March 25, 2013. Tenants in the Section 8 program cannot be denied housing just because they have a Housing Choice Voucher in the cities of Seattle, Bellevue, Kirkland, Renton, and unincorporated King County.  This protection includes a prohibition against refusing to renew a lease just because the tenant uses a housing voucher.