Legal & Community Resources

Tacoma Human Rights & Human Services Department
This department provides free educational programs and services related to landlord/tenant law. Office hours are Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. The department also may be able to make referrals for free or sliding scale legal assistance. Located at:

ChiQuata Elder, Landlord-Tenant Coordinator 
747 Market Street, Room 836
Tacoma, WA 98402-3779
253.591.5050 (fax)
253.591.5153 (TTY)

Tacoma-Pierce County Bar Association - Volunteer Legal Services
This group provides legal services for low income individuals and families. They have legal clinics on a range of issues including Landlord-Tenant Act and other housing issues. They also provide free one on one meetings with volunteer attorneys.

Laurie Davenport, Program Director
715 Tacoma Ave South
Tacoma, WA 98402
253.274.1888 (fax) - Main Webpage - Landlord-Tenant Housing Law Basics

Fair Housing Center of South Puget Sound
The center provides housing education and outreach and initiates investigations into allegations of discrimination under the provisions of the federal Fair Housing Amendments Act that occur outside the Tacoma city limits.

1517 South Fawcett, Suite 250
Tacoma, WA 98402
888.766.8800 (toll-free)
253.274.8220 (fax)

Pierce County Community Action Agency
The agency provides a variety of housing-related services to residents of Pierce County (excluding the city of Tacoma), including landlord/tenant counseling, barrier removal (for non-accessible housing), and fair housing education and referral services.

8811 South Tacoma Way, Bldg. 2
Tacoma, WA 98499

Northwest Justice Project
The Northwest Justice Project provides an online clearinghouse of legal self-help materials and tools that provide information about non-criminal legal problems affecting low-income people in Washington. To learn whether you qualify for free assistance contact the Coordinated Legal Education Advice and Referral Service (CLEAR) at 888.201.1014.

The Tenants Union, a non-profit organization based in Seattle, maintains a website with referrals for resources throughout the state.