Learn how to search for affordable and low-income housing and protect your rights as a tenant from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Friday, Oct. 13 at the Northgate Branch, 10548 Fifth Ave. N.E., 206-386-1980.

Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Free parking is available in the branch parking lot.

Workshop topics will include:

how to look for housing
tips on navigating Craigslist
where to search besides Craigslist
how to handle barriers to housing (e.g. an eviction record, criminal history or low credit score)
tenant screening
tenant rights and responsibilities to protect yourself from eviction
subsidized housing
how 2-1-1 can help

The workshop will be taught by a tenant counselor from Solid Ground, an anti-poverty and social service nonprofit. The organization helps families keep or obtain housing while supporting them to overcome poverty and thrive.