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List of Tenant Organizations by State:

ARIZONA

Arizona Tenants Advocates

CALIFORNIA

Legal Aide Society of San Diego
110 S. Euclid Avenue, San Diego CA 92114
phone: (619) 262-5557
fax: (619) 263-5697

Housing Rights Committee of San Francisco
427 South Van Ness Avenue, San Francisco CA 94103
phone: (415) 703-8634
fax: (415) 703-8639
email: [email protected]

Housing Rights, Inc.
P.O. Box 12895, Berkeley, CA. 94712
phone: (510) 548-8776
fax: (510) 548-5805
email: [email protected]

Coalition for Economic Survival
514 Shatto Place, Suite 270
Los Angeles CA 90020
phone: (213) 252-4411
fax: (213) 252-4422
email: [email protected]

California Coalition for Rural Housing
926 J Street, Suite 1400, Sacremento CA 95814
phone: (916) 443-4448
fax: (916) 447-0458
email: [email protected]

Housing Rights, Inc.
Renters Logbook

San Francisco Tenants Union

Oakland Tenants Union

COLORADO

Community Resource Center Save Our Section 8 Coalition
655 Broadway, Denver CO 80203
phone: (303) 825-6266
email: [email protected]

Housing Advocacy Coalition
2023 E. Bijou Street, Colorado Springs CO 80909
phone: (719) 634-0738
fax: (719) 634-0739
email: [email protected]

DELAWARE

Delaware Housing Coalition
PO Box 1633, Dove DE 19903-1633
phone: (302) 678-2286
fax: (302) 678-8645
email: [email protected]

WASHINGTON, DC

Washington Interfaith Network
1226 Vermont Ave. NW, Washington DC 20005 phone: (202) 518-0815

EMPOWER DC
1419 V Street NW, Washington DC 20009
phone: (202) 234-9119
email:[email protected]

FLORIDA

Florida Housing Coalition
1367 East Lafeyette Street, Suite C, Tallahassee, FL 32301 phone: (850) 878-4219
fax: (850) 942-6312
email: [email protected]

Jacksonville Area Legal Aid
126 W. Adams Street, Jacksonville, FL 32202
phone: (904) 356-8371 ×325 or x312
fax: (914) 356-8780
email: [email protected]

HAWAII

Affordable Housing Alliance
2229 N. School St, #207, Honolulu, HI 96819
phone: (808) 845 4565
email: [email protected]

ILLINOIS

Metro Tenants Organization
1180 N. Milwaukee Avenue, Chicago, IL, 60622
phone: (773) 292-4988 (hotline)
fax: (773) 292-0333
email: [email protected]

Southside Together Organizing for Power (STOP)
813 E 63rd Street, 2nd floor, Chicago, IL 60637
phone: 773-753-9674
email: [email protected]

Kenwood Oakland Community Organization (KOCO)
1238 E 46th Street, Chicago, IL 60653
phone: 773-548-7500
fax: 773-548-9264

Tenant Union at University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Illinois Tenants Union

IOWA

Iowa Coalition for Housing and the Homeless
713 E. Locust Street, Des Moines IA 50309
phone: (515) 288-5022
fax: (515) 282-1810
email: [email protected]

KENTUCKY

Homelessness and Housing Coalition of Kentucky
101 Burch Court, Frankfort, KY 40601-1840
phone: (502) 223-1834
fax: (502) 226-4968
email: [email protected]

MAINE

Portland Tenants Union
PO Box 4189, Portland ME 04101
phone: (207) 775-0270
email: [email protected]

MARYLAND

Maryland Statewide Residents Coalition
email: [email protected]

Maryland Legal Aid Bureau, Inc.
500 E. Lexington Street, Baltimore MD 21202-3560
phone: (410) 539-5340
fax: (410) 539-1710

MASSACHUSETTS

Massachusetts Alliance of HUD Tenants
42 Seaverns Avenue, Boston MA 02130
phone: (617) 267-2949
fax: (617) 522-4857
email: [email protected]

MICHIGAN

Legal Services of Eastern Michigan
547 S. Saginaw Street, Flint, Michigan 48502
phone: (810) 234-2621 or toll-free: (800) 322-4512
fax: (810)234-9039 or toll-free: (888)873-6532
email: [email protected]

Michigan Tenant Counseling Program

MINNESOTA

HOME Line
3455 Bloomington Avenue, Minneapolis, MN 55407
phone: (612) 728-5770
toll-free from Greater MN: (866) 866-3546
fax: (612) 728-5770
email: [email protected]

Housing Preservation Project/Minnesota Housing Partnership
570 Ashbury St., Suite 105 St. Paul, MN 55104
phone: 651-642-0102
fax: 651-642-0051
email:[email protected]
Minnesota Senior Federation
Iris Park Place
1885 University Ave W. Suite 190 St. Paul, MN 55104

Minnesota Tenants Union
http://www.mntenantsunion.org/

MISSOURI

Grass Roots Organizing – Columbia
611 N. Garth St., Suite 3
Columbia, MO 65203
phone: (573)443-4476
fax: (573) 443-4426
email: [email protected]

Grass Roots Organizing – Mexico
304 South Calhoun St.
Mexico, MO 65265
phone: 573-581-9595
fax: 573-581-1255
email: [email protected]

MONTANA

Montana People’s Action
208 E. Main, Missoula, MT 59802
phone: (406) 728-5297
fax: (406)728-4095
email: [email protected]

NEW JERSEY

Newark HUD Tenant Coalition
95 Fleming Ave, Newark NJ 07105
phone: (973) 589-3353
fax: (973) 589-3637
email: [email protected]

Greater Atlantic City HUD Tenant Coalition
PO Box 7642, Atlantic City NJ 08404-7642
phone: (609) 272-3320
fax: (609) 340-8536
email: [email protected]

New Jersey Tenants Organization

NEW YORK

Greater Syracuse Tenant Network
PO Box 6908, Syracuse, NY 13217-6908
phone: (315) 475-8092
fax: (315) 475-8274
email: [email protected]

NY Tenants & Neighbors – NY City
236 W. 27th St. 4th Floor New York, NY 10001
phone: (212) 608-4320
fax: (212) 619-7476
email: [email protected]

NY Tenants & Neighbors – Albany
248 Hudson Avenue, Albany, NY 12210
phone: (518) 465-1813
fax: (518) 465-1815
email: [email protected]

“Urban Homesteading Board’:http://www.uhab.org/
120 Wall Street, New York, NY 10005
phone: (212) 479-3302
fax: (212) 344-6457
email: [email protected]

Mt. Vernon United Tenants
40 S. 4th Avenue, Box 2107, Mt Vernon, NY 10551
phone: (914) 699-1114
fax: (914) 699-7449
email: [email protected]

Legal Aid Society
953 Southern Blvd, 4th Floor, Bronx, NY 10459
phone: (718) 991-4758
fax: (718) 842-2867
email: [email protected]

Community Service Society of New York
105 E 22nd Street, New York, NY 10010
phone: (212) 254-8900
fax: (212) 614-5305
email: [email protected]

Neighbors Helping Neighbors
443 39th Street, Suite 202, Brooklyn, NY 11232
phone: (718) 686-7946
fax: (718) 686-7948
email: [email protected]

Good Ole Lower East Side
525 E. 6th Street, New York, NY 10009
phone: (212) 533-2541
fax: (212) 533-8126
email: [email protected]

West Harlem Environmental Action
271 West 125th Street, #308, Harlem, NY 10027
phone: (212) 961-1000
fax: (212) 961-1015
email: [email protected]

NORTH CAROLINA

North Carolina Low Income Housing Coalition
224 South Dawson Street, Raleigh, NC 27601
phone: (919) 881-0707
fax: (919) 881-0350
email: [email protected]

Greensboro Housing Coalition
122 N. Elm Street, Suite 602, Greensboro NC 27403
phone: (336) 691-9521
fax: (336) 691-9046>

Pamlico Sound Legal Services
P.O. Box 1167, New Bern, NC 98563
phone: (252) 758-0113
fax: (252) 758-1843

OHIO

Cleveland Tenants Organization
3631 Perkins Avenue, Suite 3A4, Clevelnad, Ohio 44114
phone: (216) 432-0617
fax: (216) 432-0620
email: [email protected]

Coalition on Homelessness and Housing in Ohio
175 S. Third Street, Suite 250, Columbus OH 43215
phone: (614) 280-1984
fax: (614) 463-1060
email: [email protected]

OREGON

Community Alliance of Tenants
c/o Augustina Church, 2710 NE 14th Avenue, Portland OR 97212
phone: (503) 460-9702
fax: (503) 288-8416
email: [email protected]

PENNSYLVANIA

Housing Alliance of Pennsylvania
2 S. Easton Road, Glenside, PA 19038
phone: (215) 576-7044
fax: (215) 887-8638
email: [email protected]

Southwest Pennsylvania Housing Alliance
5877 Commerce Street, Pittsburgh PA 15206
phone: (412) 441-3080
fax: (412) 441-2904
email: [email protected]

Tenants Union Representative Network

RHODE ISLAND

Rhode Island HUD Tenant Project to End Homelessness
807 Broad St. Box 19
Providence, RI 02907
phone: (401) 270-1105
fax: (401) 270-1776
email: [email protected]

TEXAS

Texas Tenants Union
4228 Main Street, Dallas, TX 75226
phone: (214) 823-2733
fax: (214) 823-2999
email: [email protected]m
Huston Tenants Rights Pamphlet

UTAH

Crossroads Urban Center
347 South 4th Street East, Salt Lake City UT 84111
phone: (801) 364-7765
fax: (801) 364-7228
email: [email protected]

VIRGINIA

Tenant And Workers Support Committee
PO Box 2327, Alexandria VA 22301
805 Mount Vernon Avenue, #5, Alexandria VA 22305
phone: (703) 684-5697
fax: (703) 684-5714
email: [email protected]

VERMONT

Northgate Residents’ Association
275 Northgate Road Burlington, VT 05401
Contact: Janice Santiago
Tel: (802) 862-3911
fax: (802)859-9540
email: [email protected]

Vermont Tenants, Inc.
email: [email protected]

WISCONSIN

Tenant Resource Center

TU History permalink

TU Victory! Started by volunteers in 1977, the Tenants Union has a long history of victories for housing justice through education, organizing and advocacy. These victories were led and supported by our membership. For more information on how to become a member, see Tenants Union Membership.

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TU Staff & Board permalink

The TU has talented and dedicated staff members and board who work hard to support tenant leadership and grow the movement for housing justice in Washington State.

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Address & Directions permalink

Tenants Union of Washington State – Seattle
5425 Rainier Avenue S Ste B
Seattle, WA 98118-2455

Tenants Union of Washington State – Spokane
25 W. Main Ave Ste 310
Spokane, WA 99201

The Tenants Union is open limited hours. See Tenants Rights Counseling for a listing of our walk-in hours and services.

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TU Funders permalink

Current Funders
  • Tenants Union Members: The work of the TU has been sustained for over 34 years through the support of its membership. Members are the heart of the TU’s work for housing justice, and are the strongest base of support we have. For more information or to become a member of the Tenants Union, see Tenants Union Membership.
  • A Place to Live: A Place to Live is the support organization for the Benson East Tenant Association (BETA). BETA is the Northwest’s first tenant-owned property that was organized in 2000 by the Tenants Union. BETA is committed to fighting for housing justice and tenant autonomy by advancing tenant ownership campaigns and tenant empowerment. See Tenant Ownership for more information.

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Principles of Unity permalink

  1. We believe all tenants have the right to affordable decent housing, free from excessive and frequent rent increases.
  2. We believe all homes should be safe and secure in order to ensure the privacy of tenants.
  3. We seek to end arbitrary evictions and all retaliatory actions against tenants.
  4. We believe that all people should have access to housing free from discrimination based on race, color, creed, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, political ideology, lifestyle, age, family status, marital status, amount or source of income, or disability.
  5. We believe that all tenants have the right to organize and determine the rules and conditions of their tenancy through collective bargaining and other means.
  6. We believe that all tenants have the right to live in the neighborhood of their choice, and we seek to increase the supply of rental housing, particularly for low and middle income tenants.
  7. We believe that housing exists to meet a basic human need, and that when conflict arises between tenants’ needs and owners’ profits, the basic need for affordable decent housing must take priority over the economic interests of the landowners.
  8. We, the members, commit ourselves to working together to accomplish the above stated goals.

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Resolution on Immigrant Rights permalink

Resolution to Strengthen and Protect the Human Rights of Immigrants to the United States

WHEREAS, the Tenants Union of Washington State draws inspiration from Article One of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights:

“All humans are born free and equal in dignity and rights. They are endowed with reason and conscience and should act towards one another in a spirit of brotherhood.”

WHEREAS, there is currently a growing movement to pass anti-immigrant initiatives and legislation around the country.

WHEREAS, these legislative proposals and initiatives both reflect and generate anti-immigrant prejudices and discrimination.

WHEREAS, the Tenants Union of Washington State recognizes the history of racial and ethnic discrimination through legislation to limit the opportunities and rights and racial and ethnic groups and immigrants and to divide oppressed peoples.

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National Tenant Resources permalink

The Tenants Union Washington provides services to renters in Washington State only. Looking for another Tenants Union?

List of Tenant Organizations by State:

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