The mission of the Office of Housing (OH) is to create strong, healthy communities, prevent displacement and increase opportunities for people of all income levels to live in Seattle. OH supports development and preservation of affordable multifamily homes, homeownership opportunities, policy and program development, free weatherization services and home repair loans and stewardship of city-funded affordable homes.
The Fair Housing Act does not specifically prohibit discrimination based on sexual orientation or gender identity. But discrimination against someone who is lesbian, gay, bisexual, or transgender (LGBT) may still be in violation of the Act or other state or local regulations. If you think you've been discriminated against for these reasons, file a complaint as described above, or email HUD at LGBTFairhousing@hud.gov with general questions about LGBT housing issues.
Risks. The risks associated with your participation in this study are minimal. However, there is some risk potential of a data confidentiality breach. This risk will be minimized by adequately securing the data and using de-identified data whenever possible. In all steps of data handling, researchers will follow the most stringent security protocols.
Confidentiality. The researchers will keep all participant information confidential and will only use them for the purpose of the study. The researchers will not sell your information to anyone. The researchers’ reports will contain summaries, and responses will never be presented in any way that would permit readers to identify you. The researchers will protect personal information by creating a unique anonymous id number for respondents. Researchers will work primarily with data that has this anonymous id and no personal identifiers.