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Release Date: 10/06/2017

'Rent Smart': Affordable Housing Workshop at The Seattle Public Library Oct. 13

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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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