News

31 Jul 19

Changes to the WA Res­i­den­tial Land­lord-Ten­ant Act are in effect as of July 282019

Check out this help­ful resource by the North­west Jus­tice Project that sum­ma­rizes the major changes of this year’s statewide evic­tion reform.

29 May 19

CON­GRAT­U­LA­TIONS on his­toric wins for ten­ant pro­tec­tions across WA State!

A strong coali­tion fought hard and won evic­tion reform! Next stop: Just Cause protections!

29 May 19

New Hours and Days for the Edu­ca­tion Hotline!

Check out the updat­ed Hot­line schedule

29 May 19

Peti­tion for Château Apart­ments residents

Demand an end to the eco­nom­ic evic­tion of work­ing peo­ple, com­mu­ni­ties of col­or, seniors, dis­abled com­mu­ni­ty mem­bers, LGBTQ peo­ple, and stu­dents from Seattle’s Cen­tral District.

17 Apr 19

TU’s Rent Con­trol Riot

Donate to the Green-A-Thon!

21 Mar 19

Com­mu­ni­ty Speaks

Please join us for a dis­cus­sion about the Seat­tle Office for Civ­il Rights and your community!

26 Nov 18

Novem­ber 27th is Giv­ing Tues­day! Donate to the TU!

Please con­sid­er mak­ing a one-time or reoc­cur­ring dona­tion to the Ten­ants Union!

19 Jul 18

Wash­ing­ton Renter Pow­er Lead­er­ship Assembly

A gath­er­ing of renters and ten­ants’ rights advo­cates from across the state com­ing togeth­er to build pow­er for hous­ing justice!

31 May 18

Our next Mem­ber­ship Meet­ing is Decem­ber 4th!

Please join us to dis­cuss cur­rent cam­paigns and build ten­ant con­nec­tions while we share con­ver­sa­tion and snacks.

15 May 18

TONIGHT: Ten­ants’ Rights Ral­ly and Press Conference

Taco­ma is in the midst of a severe hous­ing cri­sis. The city draft­ed rec­om­men­da­tions to address afford­able hous­ing almost 10 years ago, but hard­ly any action was tak­en. Now things have reached a boil­ing point and renters are com­ing togeth­er to assert our rights.

19 Apr 18

Our next Mem­ber­ship Meet­ing is May 8th!

Please join us to dis­cuss cur­rent cam­paigns and build ten­ant con­nec­tions while we share con­ver­sa­tion and snacks.

18 Apr 18

No where to go:’ Dozens of fam­i­lies due to be evict­ed in Tacoma

Would you have mon­ey to move if you were told you had to be out at the end of the month? For most peo­ple, the answer is NO — and the land­lords con­tin­ue to rake in the millions.

5 Apr 18

Board Sec­re­tary Liz Dupee on KUOW dis­cussing the rul­ing against Seat­tle’s First-in-Time Rental Law

TUNE IN — Our Board Sec­re­tary Liz Dupee on KUOW Pub­lic Radio dis­cussing yes­ter­day’s dis­ap­point­ing deci­sion by a King Coun­ty Supe­ri­or Court judge.

6 Feb 18

Webi­nar on 214 on What You Need to Know on Trump’s New Budget

The Trump Bud­get: What You Need to Know Webi­nar: Wednes­day, Feb­ru­ary 14, 12:301:30 p.m. ET co-spon­sored by the Coali­tion on Human Needs, Cen­ter on Bud­get and Pol­i­cy Pri­or­i­ties, Cen­ter for Amer­i­can Progress, and the Food Research & Action Center.

25 Jan 18

Inter­view with Vio­let Lavatai: How Colum­bia City (and Seat­tle) became rich­er and whiter

Inter­im Exec­u­tive Direc­tor Vio­let Lavatai is inter­viewed for the Out­side City Hall col­umn to high­light con­tin­u­ing issues around hous­ing in the Seat­tle area.

24 Jan 18

Ten­ants Union’s leg­isla­tive endorse­ments to know and sup­port in 2018

So what can you do about it? Call you state leg­is­la­tors! Talk to oth­er tenants!

5 Dec 17

Cel­e­brate 40 years with the TU this Thursday

Thurs­day, Decem­ber 7th from 5 – 8pm!

1 Nov 17

Take Action for Seat­tle Tenants!

Bud­gets are bor­ing for a rea­son — to keep us from pay­ing atten­tion! But we can’t let that stop us from mak­ing our voic­es heard. The Seat­tle City Coun­cil is cur­rent­ly mak­ing 2018 bud­get deci­sions. We’re grate­ful that the Coun­cil con­tin­ues to express sup­port for renters, but we need more.