News:

25 Jun 15

SHAG is a Drag!

SHAG evicts 90 year old tenant; water woes; and similar problems in California.

Get more information on the Senior Housing Assistance Group and how it treats its tenants.

25 Nov 14

King County Council Reinstates Tenants Rights Funding!

During a very difficult budget year, the King County Council voted to reinstate funding for crucial tenants rights education which goes to empower thousands of residents across the county! Send the Council a brief note to thank them, and thanks to everyone who called on them to support tenants!

18 Aug 14

Michael Brown Solidarity Open Letter

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

Victory within Reach for Squire Park Plaza Tenants!

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 Picket Goodman Real Estate to Stop Displacement

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

Read the TU 2013 Annual Report

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

Contact Seattle City Council to End Job Discrimination in Seattle!

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 Announcement: Operations Coordinator, apps due June 7th

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

WE WON TWO STEPS FORWARD for TENANT RIGHTS IN ONE WEEK!

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

TU Hiring Spokane-based Section 8 Community Organizer

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.