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Section 8 Voucher Nondiscrimination

Last updated March 20, 2013
Project Description
In November 2012, the Kirkland City Council considered a proposed ordinance prohibiting landlords from refusing to rent residential units based solely on a request by a rental applicant to use a Section 8 rental voucher to cover part of the rent.  The background materials provided to the Council for that meeting can be found at November 7, 2012 City Council meeting (PDF - 1.44 MB).  The Council asked staff to conduct further public outreach before bringing the issue back to them in early 2013.
Project Participation
On January 23, 2013, the City held a community meeting to share feedback it had received and to hear additional concerns that can be addressed in the draft ordinance before it is considered by the City Council.  Twenty-five people attended that meeting including ten Kirkland residents, representatives of multifamily rental housing industry groups, affordable housing advocates and King County Housing Authority staff.  Twenty-two people attended a second community meeting on February 26, 2013.

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City Council Packet: March 19, 2013 (PDF - 2.87 MB)
Final Section 8 Question & Answer Document(PDF - 185 kb)

Community Meeting notes from February 26, 2013 meeting (PDF - 63.98 kb)


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King County Housing Authority Section 8 Information Kirkland external link icon
Reporter Editorial by Eric Shields (PDF - 21.17 kb)
January 23, 2013 Community Meeting Notes (PDF - 53.56 kb)
Draft Proposed Ordinance (PDF - 67.73 kb)
Draft Section 8 Question and Answer Document (PDF - 165.74 kb)

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Dawn Nelson, Planning Supervisor
Planning & Community Development
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Kirkland, WA 98034
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