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15 May 18

TONIGHT: Tenants’ Rights Rally and Press Conference

Tacoma is in the midst of a severe housing crisis. The city drafted recommendations to address affordable housing almost 10 years ago, but hardly any action was taken. Now things have reached a boiling point and renters are coming together to assert our rights.

5 Apr 18

Board Secretary Liz Dupee on KUOW discussing the ruling against Seattle’s First-in-Time Rental Law

TUNE IN – Our Board Secretary Liz Dupee on KUOW Public Radio discussing yesterday’s disappointing decision by a King County Superior Court judge.

25 Jan 18

Interview with Violet Lavatai: How Columbia City (and Seattle) became richer and whiter

Interim Executive Director Violet Lavatai is interviewed for the Outside City Hall column to highlight continuing issues around housing in the Seattle area.

24 Jan 18

Tenants Union’s legislative endorsements to know and support in 2018

So what can you do about it? Call you state legislators! Talk to other tenants!

19 Oct 17

Tonight! People’s Budget 2017 - Stop the Sweeps! Fund Housing & Services

We know what it means when they pass a business-as-usual budget year after year: wasting millions on inhumane and ineffective sweeps of homeless people while catering to the interests of big business and a bloated budget for the police department.

16 Mar 17

Statement from the ED on Spokane Hate Crime

Executive Director Jessa Lewis makes a statement regarding the appalling hate crime on the building our Spokane office calls home.

7 Nov 16

Press Release: Renton Families Safe From Immediate Displacement

On Friday, November 4, representatives of two Renton apartment complexes withdrew their original notices requiring dozens of Housing Choice Voucher (HCV)-holders to vacate their units.

16 Jun 16

TU Policy Priorities & Satisfaction Survey

Fill out our 10-question survey to guide the TU’s programs, practices, and policies.

15 Jun 16

Press Release: Seattle Takes Action on Criminal Records in Housing

The Seattle City Council unanimously passed a resolution that affirms the use of new HUD guidance regarding the use of criminal records in determining housing approvals.

7 Jun 16

Victory! Carl Haglund Law Passed at Seattle City Council

Tenants Union organizers teamed up the Seattle City Council to work with tenants experiencing horrible housing conditions. Click to see what those tenants did to change the way the City of Seattle looks at slumlords and rent increases!!

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