Author: Ross Zimmerman

KCBA Volunteer Legal Services – Records Project

The Records Project provides direct representation to clients with vacate eligible convictions in King County through volunteer attorneys. A vacated conviction is removed from publicly accessible background search services and gives clients the right to tell potential employers or landlord that they were not convicted of the vacated charge. The Records Project maintains a panel of attorneys who work with low-income people, including specific populations such as people with HIV/AIDS, homeless people, immigrants (regardless of immigration status), and people with limited English.

https://www.kcba.org/For-the-Public/Free-Legal-Assistance/The-Records-Project

(206) 267-7028

National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP)

Founded in 1909 in response to the ongoing violence against Black people around the country, the NAACP (National Association for the Advancement of Colored People) is the largest and most pre-eminent civil rights organization in the nation. We have over 2,200 units and branches across the nation, along with well over 2M activists. Our mission is to secure the political, educational, social, and economic equality of rights in order to eliminate race-based discrimination and ensure the health and well-being of all persons.

https://naacp.org/

(410) 580-5777

U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development: File a Complaint

HUD is working to strengthen the housing market to bolster the economy and protect consumers; meet the need for quality affordable rental homes; utilize housing as a platform for improving quality of life; build inclusive and sustainable communities free from discrimination; and transform the way the Department does business.

https://www.hud.gov/program_offices/fair_housing_equal_opp/online-complaint

1 (800) 669-9777