Nondiscrimination Policy: It is the policy of [Respondent and its management staff] to comply with the Washington Law Against Discrimination by ensuring that rental housing is available to all persons without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, citizenship or immigration status, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, familial status, honorably discharged veteran or military status, or disability. This policy means that, among other things, [Respondent] cannot and will not choose tenants, set lease terms, use rental policies, evict tenants, or make other decisions about tenants or prospective tenants based on the characteristics listed in the preceding sentence. This policy applies to [Respondent’s] agent(s), manager(s), employee(s), and representative(s) involved in the rental, management, and/or creation or application of policies concerning rental dwellings, and any such agent, manager, employee, or representative who fails to comply with this policy will be subject to appropriate disciplinary action.
Reasonable Accommodation Policy: It is the policy of [Respondent] to provide reasonable accommodation(s) to applicants and tenants who have disabilities. Under the Washington Law Against Discrimination (WLAD), a disability means the presence of a sensory, mental, or physical impairment that:
Under the WLAD, a disability exists whether it is temporary or permanent, common or uncommon, mitigated or unmitigated.
[Respondent] will promptly consider any request for a reasonable accommodation; engage in an interactive dialogue with the requester, in good faith, concerning the request; and notify the requester, in writing, whether the request is (1) granted, (2) denied, or (3) a different, but reasonable, accommodation is offered that affords the requester full and equal use and enjoyment of the dwelling. [Respondent] will explain the reason(s) for any denial or offer of a different accommodation than requested. If [Respondent] denies the request, or offers a different accommodation than requested, the written notice will provide the person requesting the accommodation(s) with an opportunity to provide more information for [Respondent] to consider in further evaluating the request. All provisions of this policy, including the confidentiality provision below, apply to [Respondent’s] agent(s), manager(s), employee(s), or representative(s) involved in the rental, management, and/or creation or application of policies concerning rental dwellings, and any such agent, manager, employee, or representative who fails to comply with this policy will be subject to appropriate disciplinary action.
Any person who requests an accommodation under this Policy shall not be subjected to adverse treatment or retaliation because they made a reasonable accommodation request.
Confidentiality: All information provided by an applicant or tenant in requesting a reasonable accommodation will be kept confidential and only be used to help provide the person who requests a reasonable accommodation an equal opportunity to enjoy housing.