29 Jul 13

Join the TU at our Summer BBQ!

Meet and eat with members of the Tenants Union and Got Green and be the first to get a free copy of the Healthy Housing in Rainier Valley education handbook!

25 Jul 13

Which Seattle Mayoral Candidates are Pro-Tenant?

We collected questions from tenants, TU members, and our Board of Directors and sent surveys to all of the Seattle Mayoral Candidates to learn their positions on the tenants’ issues. If you haven’t decided who to vote for, learn each candidates position on tenants’ rights! Click here for the full details.

7 Jun 13

Contact Seattle City Council to End Job Discrimination in Seattle!

Tenants need to have a fair shot at employment opportunities in order to have housing stability, write to the Seattle City Council before Monday (June 10th) to pass the Jobs Assistance Legislation!

5 Jun 13

Come Support Job Assistance Legislation Today at 2pm!

Tenants need to have a fair shot at employment opportunities in order to have housing stability, write or show up at Seattle City Hall today at 2pm to support the Jobs Assistance ordinance!

22 May 13

Job Announcement: Operations Coordinator, apps due June 7th

Job Opening at the Tenants Union! The Operations Coordinator assists the Executive Director in maintaining financial and grant compliance, provides a support role to our Board, assists with membership communication, logistical planning for our Annual Meeting, and ensures smooth operations. Applications due June 7th, click to read more!

15 May 13

Have You Gotten Help from the Tenants Union? Make a donation TODAY and it will be increased!

If you have gotten help from the TU, please take a moment to make a gift through GiveBIG today and it will be increased by the Seattle Foundation! The TU is working to build power with renters all over the state and has been providing tenant education, organizing, and advocacy for over 35 years. Click on the yellow “Donate Now” button above. Thank you!

1 May 13

South Lake Union: a Neighborhood For All Families?

TU leaders and staff have been working with Puget Sound Sage and other groups to emphasize the need for affordable housing as Seattle, including South Lake Union, undergoes development and the rent goes steadily higher, displacing low income renters. The TU wants to make sure low income renters are included in South Lake Union and that the City is doing enough to stem the landslide loss of affordable housing in the greater downtown area. Read on for information on how to take action.

24 Apr 13


Victories for Housing Justice: This week we’ve won gains in affordable housing and access to housing… but it’s only the beginning!

Click here for more details.

24 Apr 13

Governor Inslee Signs Fair Tenant Screening Act Pt. II into Law!

After years of advocacy Part II of the Fair Tenant Screening Act was signed into law by Governor Jay Inslee, a critical bill to protect domestic violence survivors escape abuse and access safe housing free from discrimination.

27 Mar 13

Contact Seattle City Council to Expand Affordable Housing!

The Seattle City Council will vote next week to strengthen zoning laws to create more affordable housing in South Lake Union, but current proposals only create units in the hundreds when the need is in the thousands.
Act now to demand stronger affordable housing requirements!