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News » Take Action » 24 Mar 17

Spokane Source of Income Discrimination Protections!

MONDAY 3/27 – 6:00PM at Spokane City Hall

Spokane City Council is voting to protect tenants from discrimination against the use of housing vouchers and other alternative source of income to pay rent. This new section is included in the proposed human rights chapter that will be added to the Spokane Municipal Code. This new chapter will capture all civil/human rights language from the existing code and codify human rights in Spokane. It will specifically recognize the ordinances that protect undocumented immigrants in law enforcement process, prohibit the creation of any religious registry and most importantly adds a housing section to the human rights code.
If you cannot attend the city council meeting at Spokane City Hall please send a message to council members urging passage to protect tenants in Spokane and recognize human rights for all. The current rental housing market in Spokane is experiencing an historic low vacancy rate hovering around 1%. This is causing tenants in our low income city, particularly from vulnerable communities, to live at risk of becoming homeless every day. The recent increase of hate incidents in Spokane directed at people of color, non-Christian religious communities and immigrant communities reaffirms the need for human rights protections for everyone. Thank you.

Ben Stuckart, Council President: [email protected]
Karen Stratton: [email protected]
Candace Mumm: [email protected]
Breean Beggs: [email protected]
Lori Kinnear: [email protected]
Amber Waldref: [email protected]
Mike Fagan: [email protected]