Resources for healthy housing

The Tenants Union is a Washington nonprofit whose mission is to create housing justice through empowerment-based education, outreach, leadership development, organizing, and advocacy. They can help you determine your rights as a tenant and advise you on next steps if you are dealing with secondhand smoke intrusions into your rental unit and live in a building with a smoke-free policy. The Tenants Rights Hotline is a free call at 206-723-0500, with the following hours: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday: 10am-12:30pm and 1:30-4pm. Interpretation is available in many languages. Learn more at www.tenantsunion.org

The Fair Housing Center of Washington works to assure equal access to housing, and other related services, to the residents of Washington. The organization achieves this purpose through education, investigation, and enforcement of applicable laws. In terms of smokefree housing concerns, they only address issues of housing discrimination. If you have a reasonable accomodation claim based on a documentable disability, they may be able to work with you to move forward to improve your living situation. Learn more at http://www.fhcwashington.org/