'Rent Smart': Affordable Housing Workshop at The Seattle Public Library Oct. 13
Learn how to search for affordable and low-income housing and protect your rights as a tenant from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Friday, Oct. 13 at the Northgate Branch, 10548 Fifth Ave. N.E., 206-386-1980.
Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Free parking is available in the branch parking lot.
Workshop topics will include:
- how to look for housing
- tips on navigating Craigslist
- where to search besides Craigslist
- how to handle barriers to housing (e.g. an eviction record, criminal history or low credit score)
- tenant screening
- tenant rights and responsibilities to protect yourself from eviction
- subsidized housing
- how 2-1-1 can help
The workshop will be taught by a tenant counselor from Solid Ground, an anti-poverty and social service nonprofit. The organization helps families keep or obtain housing while supporting them to overcome poverty and thrive.
For more information, call the Library at 206-386-1980 or Ask a Librarian.
For more information contact:
Andra Addison, communications director
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