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18 Aug 14
Given the crisis unfolding in Ferguson, MO, the TU staff and board have authored an open letter in solidarity with the Brown family and protesters.
18 Jul 14
Squire Park Plaza tenants have been moving & shaking: between a press conference and a meeting with City officials, they have sent a message to their building’s would-be for-profit owner to back off— and won!
12 Mar 14
Tenants of the Theodora Rescue Committee, and Lockhaven Tenants Union organized together with allies to picket GRE headquarters to demand they stop their predatory acquisitions of affordable housing in Seattle.
12 Nov 13
The TU has done some fantastic work in 2013! We had an amazing tenant-led membership and campaign planning process, expanded STOP work into Eastern Washington, brought on two new staff members and a new board chair, and much, much more. Read about it all in the TU’s 2013 Annual Report.
7 Jun 13
Tenants need to have a fair shot at employment opportunities in order to have housing stability, write to the Seattle City Council before Monday (June 10th) to pass the Jobs Assistance Legislation!
22 May 13
Job Opening at the Tenants Union! The Operations Coordinator assists the Executive Director in maintaining financial and grant compliance, provides a support role to our Board, assists with membership communication, logistical planning for our Annual Meeting, and ensures smooth operations. Applications due June 7th, click to read more!
24 Apr 13
Victories for Housing Justice: This week we’ve won gains in affordable housing and access to housing… but it’s only the beginning!
Click here for more details.
5 Mar 13
The Tenants Union of Washington State seeks a creative, engaging, and thoughtful part-time community organizer to play a key role in a very exciting statewide effort to organize tenants in project-based Section 8 buildings. The Spokane-based STOP Community Organizer uses outreach, education, organizing, and tenant leadership development to preserve affordable housing, win housing improvements, and increase tenant control over housing. Campaign work may focus on the preservation of building subsidies, the rehabilitation of deteriorating buildings, the formation of tenant councils, and other strategic goals that support tenants having a place at the decision-making table. The most important aspect of this work will be to cultivate tenant leadership and community through education and leadership development.
9 Nov 12
The TU Education Program Clinic and Hotline will be CLOSED Monday in observance of Veterans Day. All services will resume on their regular schedule the rest of the week.
2 Oct 12
Victory! After a 5 year campaign — and almost 20 years for the TU — the City Council unanimously voted in the Rental Housing Registration & Inspection Program, a bill that will dramatically shift the power imbalance between landlords and tenants and hold the slumlords in our community accountable.