Check out the following information on both upcoming and past events held in an effort to provide more opportunities for our community’s landlords to get involved.
Past Events & Materials
November 13, 2018 – Fair Housing Refresher for Landlords and Property Managers
The City of Bellingham is providing a workshop to review Federal Fair Housing laws, as well as the City’s tenant protection ordinance. This session will be geared toward landlords, property owne4rs, and property managers. If you were not able to attend the Fair Housing workshop in April and/or the tenant protections ordinance information session offered at City Hall in June, this is your chance to get an overview of both of these topics. This session will focus on disability, reasonable accommodations, service animals vs. pets, and source of income discrimination. Time: 2:00pm – 3:00pm at Bellingham Public Library – Central Branch
November 13, 2018 – Fair Housing Refresher for Tenants
The City of Bellingham is providing a workshop to review Federal Fair Housing laws, as well as the City’s tenant protections ordinance. This session will be geared toward renters/tenants. We will give a broad overview of Fair Housing Law, with special focus on disability, reasonable accommodations, service animals, and source of income discrimination. Time: 6:00pm – 7:00pm at Bellingham Public Library – Central Branch
June 27, 2018 – Landlord Resource Meeting – New Ordinance Protecting Vulnerable Renters
The City of Bellingham was happy to host local landlords, housing partners and community experts at the 2nd Landlord Resource Meeting! The presentation covered how the new ordinance protecting vulnerable renters will affect landlords in our community. The additional resources listed below were also made available to the attendees. If you missed the event, we encourage you to watch the live recording!
- Protecting Vulnerable Renters Handout (282k PDF)
- New State & Local Rental Laws Presentation (955k PDF)
- Whatcom County Subsidy Presentation (592k PDF)
- Housing Subsidy Handout (PDF)
- Disposal Worksheet (PDF)
- Spring Letter Tenant Waste Task Force (PDF)
April 19, 2018 – Free Fair Housing Training
The City of Bellingham was pleased to have a speaker from the Fair Housing Center of Washington to help celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the Fair Housing Act with a comprehensive presentation. Some useful fair housing resources are pasted below.
- Reasonable Accommodations & Modifications (PDF)
- Service and Assistive Animals (PDF)
- Reasonable Accommodation & Parking (PDF)
- Fair Housing Agencies in WA State (PDF)
December 12, 2017 – Landlord Resource Meeting
The City of Bellingham, in partnership with Western Washington University’s Campus Community Coalition, held its first landlord resource meeting. Presentation topics included the Rental Registration and Safety Inspection Program, Western’s Campus Community Coalition, Litter Compliance and an overview of residential landlord / tenant law.
- Presentation – Rental Registration and Safety Inspection Program
- Presentation – Residential Landlord / Tenant Law
- Presentation – Litter Compliance
- Presentation – Western Washington University / Campus Community Coalition
Rental Registration Specialist,
360-778-8361 or firstname.lastname@example.org