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9 Feb 12
Moved by powerful testimony from tenants and housing advocates, the Redmond City Council voted to outlaw discrimination against renters who use Section 8 vouchers or other government income to pay their rent.
6 Dec 11
The City of Seattle is finalizing a pro-active rental housing inspection ordinance that would improve the health and safety of all rental units in Seattle.
4 May 11
“The fair market rent for a two-bedroom apartment in the Seattle-Bellevue area now requires 52 hours of work a week at the typical renter wage, up from 45 in 2010.”
8 Jan 08
The Washington Supreme Court today struck down a Seattle Housing Authority rule that prohibited public housing tenants from placing any type of sign on their apartment doors.
4 Dec 07
Update: Nikki McClure prints still available. Order yours today!
The Tenants Union was very lucky to receive a generous donation of a beautiful image from Nikki McClure that a local print company printed on acid-free archival quality paper. This beautiful print, shown above, is an edition limited to 100. It’s also the first series that Ms. McClure has signed. Please call Michele at the Tenants Union at [email protected] or 206-722-6848, ext. 114 to inquire or to purchase a print.
14 Aug 07
The Membership and Education Organizer works closely with staff, board, members and the community to strengthen tenants’ rights, build a more powerful membership base and directly serve tenants with housing problems. The position combines community organizing, direct service, leadership development, administrative, and grassroots fundraising skills. Excellent health benefits and generous vacation and personal leave are provided. The Position is .75 time (30 hours per week).
18 Mar 07
For 30 years the Tenants Union has lived out the mission established by our founders to fight for housing justice through education, organizing and advocacy. Members and supporters have put themselves on the line for justice; organizing against discrimination, fighting for civil rights, risking a roof overhead to win better housing conditions, rallying in the streets, testifying to law makers, and even getting arrested at a sit-in in the Mayor’s office.
11 Oct 06
Rainier Valley tenants and allies are encouraged to attend this important meeting: Community Renewal for Southeast Seattle: Thursday, October 19, 2006, 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm, Rainier Cultural Center
12 Jun 06
Facilitated by Dwayne Marsh of PolicyLink, this event will explore the dynamics of gentrification and what the Rainier Valley can do to ensure that all its residents benefit from the forthcoming Rainier Valley redevelopment.
19 May 06
An open letter to Residents of the Rainier Valley, City of Seattle Office of Housing, Seattle City Council, Southeast District Council, and Tenants Union Members. Recently there has been heated debate around a proposed affordable housing development in the Hillman City neighborhood of the Rainier Valley.