News:

14 Aug 07

Tenants Union Seeking Membership and Education Organizer

The Membership and Education Organizer works closely with staff, board, members and the community to strengthen tenants’ rights, build a more powerful membership base and directly serve tenants with housing problems. The position combines community organizing, direct service, leadership development, administrative, and grassroots fundraising skills. Excellent health benefits and generous vacation and personal leave are provided. The Position is .75 time (30 hours per week).

18 Mar 07

Help Celebrate the TU’s 30th birthday!

For 30 years the Tenants Union has lived out the mission established by our founders to fight for housing justice through education, organizing and advocacy. Members and supporters have put themselves on the line for justice; organizing against discrimination, fighting for civil rights, risking a roof overhead to win better housing conditions, rallying in the streets, testifying to law makers, and even getting arrested at a sit-in in the Mayor’s office.

12 Jun 06

Saturday, 6/17: Rainier Valley Community Gathering on Development and Gentrification

Facilitated by Dwayne Marsh of PolicyLink, this event will explore the dynamics of gentrification and what the Rainier Valley can do to ensure that all its residents benefit from the forthcoming Rainier Valley redevelopment.

19 May 06

Open Letter Regarding Proposed Development of Low Income Housing in Hillman City

An open letter to Residents of the Rainier Valley, City of Seattle Office of Housing, Seattle City Council, Southeast District Council, and Tenants Union Members. Recently there has been heated debate around a proposed affordable housing development in the Hillman City neighborhood of the Rainier Valley.

5 Apr 06

Resolution to strengthen and protect the human rights of immigrants to the United States

On March 16, 2006, the TU Board of Directors passed a formal resolution which resolves “to work with our membership, other organizations, governmental entities and the general public to protect the human rights of immigrants to the United States.”

8 Feb 05

Tenants Union Members Lobby in Olympia for Relocation Assistance

Last Thursday, Tenants Union members and staff joined hundreds of other housing activists in Olympia for 2005’s Housing Advocacy Day. The TU’s tenant lobbyists met with their legislators to ask them to support our Tenant Relocation Assistance Legislation.

View Pictures from Housing Advocacy Day 2005

19 Dec 04

TU Leads Seattle City Councilmember Tom Rasmussen on Tour of South End

Members and staff of the Tenants Union today led Seattle City Councilmember Tom Rasmussen on a tour of Southeast Seattle.

4 Aug 04

Tenants Rally for Section 8 in Downtown Seattle and Across the Country

On Tuesday, August 3rd, 350 people—including Section 8 tenants, elected officials, and leaders of housing authorities, community organizations, and religious groups—gathered outside the Federal Building to challenge our elected officials to preserve funding for the Section 8 housing program.

1 Aug 04

In Memory: Vern Zuehlsdorff

On Friday, July 23rd the Tenants’ Union lost a dedicated member and leader. Vern Zuehlsdorff was tirelessly committed organizing with other low-income tenants for secure, safe and healthy housing. He passed away at age 67 from an infection. He will be missed by tenants and activists worldwide who had the privilege of working with him.