News:

5 Apr 06

Resolution to strengthen and protect the human rights of immigrants to the United States

On March 16, 2006, the TU Board of Directors passed a formal resolution which resolves “to work with our membership, other organizations, governmental entities and the general public to protect the human rights of immigrants to the United States.”

7 Apr 05

Victory: Relocation Assistance Passes the House!

On April 7th, the State House of Representatives passed our Relocation Assistance Bill by a vote of 82 – 14! This is a major victory for tenants in Washington State. The Olympian covers the news.

8 Mar 05

Relocation Assistance Passes the Senate!

The State Senate voted today to pass our Tenant Relocation Assistance Legislation. The vote was unanimous (48 to 0, with 1 Senator excused). This is a major victory in our fight to pass relocation assistance!

24 Feb 05

News Flash: Tenant Relocation Bill Passes Out of House and Senate Housing Committee

On February 24th, the Relocation Assistance bill passed out of the Senate committee. A week earlier, it passed out of the House committee. Now is the time to call your legislators at 1-800-562-6000 and ask them to support this important legislation.

8 Feb 05

Tenants Union Members Lobby in Olympia for Relocation Assistance

Last Thursday, Tenants Union members and staff joined hundreds of other housing activists in Olympia for 2005’s Housing Advocacy Day. The TU’s tenant lobbyists met with their legislators to ask them to support our Tenant Relocation Assistance Legislation.

View Pictures from Housing Advocacy Day 2005

19 Dec 04

TU Leads Seattle City Councilmember Tom Rasmussen on Tour of South End

Members and staff of the Tenants Union today led Seattle City Councilmember Tom Rasmussen on a tour of Southeast Seattle.

4 Aug 04

Tenants Rally for Section 8 in Downtown Seattle and Across the Country

On Tuesday, August 3rd, 350 people—including Section 8 tenants, elected officials, and leaders of housing authorities, community organizations, and religious groups—gathered outside the Federal Building to challenge our elected officials to preserve funding for the Section 8 housing program.

1 Aug 04

In Memory: Vern Zuehlsdorff

On Friday, July 23rd the Tenants’ Union lost a dedicated member and leader. Vern Zuehlsdorff was tirelessly committed organizing with other low-income tenants for secure, safe and healthy housing. He passed away at age 67 from an infection. He will be missed by tenants and activists worldwide who had the privilege of working with him.