'Rent Smart': Affordable Housing Workshop at The Seattle Public Library March 22
release date: 03/13/2017
Learn how to search for affordable and low-income housing and protect your rights as a tenant from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 22 at the Lake City Branch, 12501 28th Ave. N.E., 206-684-7518.
Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Free parking is available in the underground garage.
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
- how 2-1-1 can help
The workshop will be taught by a tenant counselor from Solid Ground. Solid Ground is an anti-poverty and social service nonprofit. The organization helps families keep or obtain housing while supporting them to overcome poverty and thrive.