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1 May 13
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!
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24 Apr 13
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
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!
5 Mar 13
The Tenants Union of Washington State seeks a creative, engaging, and thoughtful part-time community organizer to play a key role in a very exciting statewide effort to organize tenants in project-based Section 8 buildings. The Spokane-based STOP Community Organizer uses outreach, education, organizing, and tenant leadership development to preserve affordable housing, win housing improvements, and increase tenant control over housing. Campaign work may focus on the preservation of building subsidies, the rehabilitation of deteriorating buildings, the formation of tenant councils, and other strategic goals that support tenants having a place at the decision-making table. The most important aspect of this work will be to cultivate tenant leadership and community through education and leadership development.
14 Feb 13
Tenants Union members’ action helped to move a section of the Fair Tenant Screening Act through committee and on to the next stage towards passing. There are more opportunities to take action to support this important bill!
3 Jan 13
The Seattle Housing Authority will be having a lottery to create a new Section 8 Housing Voucher Waitlist. Anyone over 18 years of age can apply. Applications are on-line only and you can register at www.seattlehousing.org/waitlist. Registration will be open from February 4, at 7 AM until February 22 at 5 PM. If you do not have a computer, call the waitlist hotline at 206 239-1674 for a list of locations which can serve you.
18 Dec 12
Enjoy this video of the dynamic stories and leadership of TU members, and please support YOUR Tenants Union by making a year-end gift.
19 Nov 12
Has a wrongful eviction on your record impacted your ability to find and keep housing? Do you want to be able to assert your tenants rights without risking a mark on your record? Want to learn more about tenant rights relating to evictions and tenant screening reports? Please RSVP and join us on Tuesday, December 4th from 6-8 pm at the TU office. (NOTE: November meeting was canceled)
9 Nov 12
The TU Education Program Clinic and Hotline will be CLOSED Monday in observance of Veterans Day. All services will resume on their regular schedule the rest of the week.