News:

25 Jun 15

SHAG is a Drag!

SHAG evicts 90 year old tenant; water woes; and similar problems in California.

Get more information on the Senior Housing Assistance Group and how it treats its tenants.

16 Dec 14

Tenant Movement Puts Brakes on Seattle Housing Authority “Stepping Forward” Rent Hike

Seattle Housing Authority (SHA) Director Andrew Lofton sent a letter to the Mayor and City Council announcing that Stepping Forward, a policy that would increase tenants’ rents by over 400% has been put on hold. Tenants are continuing to organize to ensure that this victory be made permanent!

25 Nov 14

King County Council Reinstates Tenants Rights Funding!

During a very difficult budget year, the King County Council voted to reinstate funding for crucial tenants rights education which goes to empower thousands of residents across the county! Send the Council a brief note to thank them, and thanks to everyone who called on them to support tenants!

18 Aug 14

Michael Brown Solidarity Open Letter

Given the crisis unfolding in Ferguson, MO, the TU staff and board have authored an open letter in solidarity with the Brown family and protesters.

29 Jul 14

High Court Rules Against Innocent Tenants Who Attempt to Clear their Names

The Washington State Supreme Court ruled in a critical case involving tenants who were wrongfully sued for eviction, and the court denied their attempt to redact their names from the court record in order to preserve their ability to seek housing. This decision will have enormous consequences for innocent tenants who win in court against a landlord’s illegal eviction.

18 Jul 14

Victory within Reach for Squire Park Plaza Tenants!

Squire Park Plaza tenants have been moving & shaking: between a press conference and a meeting with City officials, they have sent a message to their building’s would-be for-profit owner to back off— and won!

12 Mar 14

Tenants Picket Goodman Real Estate to Stop Displacement

Tenants of the Theodora Rescue Committee, and Lockhaven Tenants Union organized together with allies to picket GRE headquarters to demand they stop their predatory acquisitions of affordable housing in Seattle.

25 Feb 14

YELP against gentrification!

Goodman Real Estate is displacing tenants in the International District, Ballard, and Ravenna. Take action today to keep tenants in their homes!

10 Dec 13

Concerned about rising rents? Join the TU to meet with legislators on 12/19 at 6:30pm

Seattle leads the nation in rising rents and legislators are meeting with constituents to discuss policy options to address the problem. Join the TU delegation to attend the meeting and learn more about what you can do!