News:

27 Oct 15

UPDATE: Increased Funding for Tenant Education!

Each year, City Councils around the state decide their budgets and which causes to further. This year, the City DOUBLED our education budget! Thank you to all who advocated for this necessary service.

15 Oct 15

A Member of the Theodora Rescue Committee Speaks

Shawn Walton, member of the Theodora Rescue Committee and former tenant, speaks on his experiences with the Tenants Union.

14 Oct 15

An Open Letter to Carl Haglund

Tenants from 6511 Rainier have spoken. See within to hear their thoughts and concerns about misinformation and blatant deception from the landlord claiming to care for the property.

5 Oct 15

Stand Up to the Slumlords!

A Seattle apartment building more than doubles the rent for units with deplorable conditions and overrun with bugs.

Learn more about the folks being told to pay up or get out.

3 Aug 15

Tenants Union Events Calendar

Check out our upcoming events!

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.