In light of recent eviction notices at multiple properties in the City of Renton, All Home took two actions. All Home secured philanthropic funding to support the families being evicted from Renton Woods Apartments by out-of-state property owners. These funds will allow these families, and children, to pay the fees necessary to get into their new homes. The Julia Love Pritt Family Foundation has stepped up, with a generous and responsive gift of $25,000. The City of Renton and local nonprofits are also supporting these families to relocate. However, these types of evictions are happening county, and statewide.
We cannot expect local government and philanthropy to come to the rescue every time. Therefore, All Home adopted a policy statement on source of income discrimination (SOID) urging all cities in King County to adopt laws to protect renters from being evicted or screened out of housing on the basis of their source of income. In addition to advocating for SOID protections at the local level, we have also called for a statewide ban through our State Legislative Priorities for the 2017 legislative session.