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June 7, 2012

New Fair Tenant Screening Act Now In Effect

As of June 7th Washington State tenants are provided greater transparency now that landlords are required to disclose in writing both the reason why a tenant is denied housing and what criteria they will use in their rental decision. These new laws (SB 6315) are a hard fought victory for the TU, its members, tenant leaders, and allies like the Washington Low Income Housing Alliance, and others.

To learn more about the new laws please read this article in The Daily World.

To read more on how we can still improve the law to hold tenant screening companies accountable read the Washington Low Income Housing Alliance’s press release.