News:

22 Mar 12

On Federally Subsidized Housing? Attend Resident Training Academy!

The National Housing Law Project is putting on a web-based series of trainings for tenants with Section 8, HUD-assisted or Low Income Public Housing subsidies!

21 Feb 12

Welcome to the Tenants Union’s website. Support the TU’s growth in 2012!

This website is a one-stop-shop for information, referral, and action opportunities and is packed with essential information and resources for Washington State renters. Click here to find out more and support the work of the Tenants Union.

9 Feb 12

Victory! City of Redmond Outlaws Source of Income Discrimination

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

Is your Seattle rental home unsafe or unhealthy? Work with the TU to do something about it!

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

New Report Shows Housing Even Less Affordable in 2011

“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

Free Speech Victory for Washington State Tenants!

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

Purchase a Nikki McClure Limited Edition Print to Benefit the Tenants Union

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

Tenants Union Seeking Membership and Education Organizer

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

Help Celebrate the TU’s 30th birthday!

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

Community Renewal for Southeast Seattle?

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