Making a Public Disclosure Request

Requests to review or copy Capitol Hill Housing public records should be made in writing. A form has been provided for your convenience and may be submitted via mail, fax or email. Capitol Hill Housing can only produce records that it maintains.

Download the public disclosure request form.

At minimum, please include the following information to assist us in fulfilling your request:

  • Your name, address, telephone and/or an email address.
  • Adequate information to help us identify the public record(s) you are requesting. The more information you can present and the more detailed you are, the better our response is likely to be.
  • The specific date or date range for the requested documents.

Charges for Copies of Public Records

  • There will be no charge for reviewing public records.
  • Black and white (8.5 x 11) copies will be charged at 15 cents per page.
  • Mailing includes actual cost of postage and shipping container.
  • Other media shall incur the actual cost of the media used.
  • Large requests may be provided in installments.

Payments must be made payable to Capitol Hill Housing. We can only accept cash or check as forms of payment at this time.

A number of public records are available online free of charge. These records include our charter, rules and regulations, resolutions, board minutes, and board agendas. Please visit our board and governance page to view these items.

Our response to Public Records Requests

Within 5 business days after receiving a Public Records Request, Capitol Hill Housing will do one or more of the following:

  • Make available requested records for inspection or copying.
  • Submit correspondence noting the receipt of the request and provide a reasonable estimated date of when the records will be available.
  • Contact requestor to clarify unclear items on the request.
  • Deny the request and provide the legal exemption for the denial.

Our office hours are 8am to 5pm. Appointments are required to review records compiled in response to a public records request.

Public Records Act

Click here to view the public records act with common exemptions 42.56.210 through 42.56.510 on the Washington state legislature site.

In compliance with RCW 42.56.070(9), Capitol Hill Housing does not disclose lists of individuals for commercial purposes. An affidavit certifying that records containing lists of individuals will not be used for commercial purposes is required prior to their release.

Melissa Blankenship, Capitol Hill Housing Public Disclosure Officer
mblankenship@capitolhillhousing.org | 206-204-3849