Government Agency Links


HUD

HUD’s mission is to increase homeownership, support community development and increase access to affordable housing free from discrimination. To fulfill this mission, HUD will embrace high standards of ethics, management and accountability and forge new partnerships–particularly with faith-based and community organizations–that leverage resources and improve HUD’s ability to be effective on the community level.

KING COUNTY OFFICE OF CIVIL RIGHTS (OCR)

Our Mission: To eliminate unlawful discrimination through education, mediation, and enforcement that is responsive to a diverse King County.

What We Do: Implement Non-Discrimination Ordinances. OCR investigates and resolves complaints of discrimination, provides education, and offers other assistance in Fair Housing (non-discrimination in the rental, sale or financing of housing in unincorporated King County).

Sample Policies

Fair Housing 100 FAQs / Harassment / Service Animals / Disability /Occupancy Stds etc.

Department of Health

The Department of Health works with its federal, state and local partners to help people in Washington stay healthier and safer. Our programs and services help prevent illness and injury, promote healthy places to live and work, provide education to help people make good health decisions and ensure our state is prepared for emergencies.

Department of Licensing

Titling for Homes

Department of Labor & Industries

L&I is a diverse state agency dedicated to the safety, health and security of Washington’s 3.2 million workers. We help employers meet safety and health standards and we inspect workplaces when alerted to hazards. As administrators of the state’s workers’ compensation system, we are similar to a large insurance company, providing medical and limited wage-replacement coverage to workers who suffer job-related injuries and illness. Our rules and enforcement programs also help ensure workers are paid what they are owed, that children’s and teens’ work hours are limited, and that consumers are protected from unsound building practices.

We serve customers in 20 offices throughout Washington, and have approximately 2,700 skilled employees, including safety inspectors, claims specialists, nurses, researchers, accountants, labor experts and support staff.

Department of Revenue

The Department of Revenue is responsible for collecting taxes for the State. They are also responsible for registering manufactured housing communities and collecting the annual fee that funds the Attorney General’s Dispute Resolution Program. The link below will provide more on the registration requirement.

Department of Financial Institutions

The Washington State Department of Financial Institutions (DFI) regulates and examines a variety of state chartered financial services. The Department also provides education and outreach to protect consumers from financial fraud. Contact us at 1.877.RING DFI (746-4334) or by emailing webguy@dfi.wa.gov.

The Department is also responsible for administering the SAFE Act. For information on Moortgage Loan Originators seethe following link: http://www.dfi.wa.gov/cs/loan_originator.htm