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.

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.

3 Oct 12

Seattle’s Rental Housing Inspection Program: What does it mean for you?

The City of Seattle has passed a Rental Registration & Inspection Ordinance, and it will be important for you to know what are your rights! There is a lot of misinformation out there on this important piece of local legislation, and we wanted to dispel a lot of the myth’s about the new law.

7 Jun 12

New Fair Tenant Screening Act Now In Effect

As of June 7th Washington State tenants are provided greater transparency now that landlords are required to disclose in writing both the reason why a tenant is denied housing and what criteria they will use in their rental decision. These new laws are a hard fought victory for the TU, its members, tenant leaders, and allies like the Washington Low Income Housing Alliance, and others.

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.

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.