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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.
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!
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.
10 May 12
Please join our ally organization Puget Sound Sage in the release of their new report “Transit Oriented Development that is Healthy, Green & Just.”
21 Feb 12
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.
6 Dec 11
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.
11 Oct 06
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