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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.
29 Mar 12
TU members are sharing their stories with elected officials, the media and each other to win a strong Rental Housing Inspection Program in the City of Seattle. See the recent news coverage here, and find out how to share your story!
4 Dec 07
Update: Nikki McClure prints still available. Order yours today!
The Tenants Union was very lucky to receive a generous donation of a beautiful image from Nikki McClure that a local print company printed on acid-free archival quality paper. This beautiful print, shown above, is an edition limited to 100. It’s also the first series that Ms. McClure has signed. Please call Michele at the Tenants Union at [email protected] or 206-722-6848, ext. 114 to inquire or to purchase a print.
14 Aug 07
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
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
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
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
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
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.