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.
Every person who has given their time, money, skills and talent as members, supporters, staff and Board members over the past 30 years has been a part of the TU’s important work and you should be proud of what you have helped make possible.
Help honor the legacy and future of the Tenants Union through 30th Birthday events and activities.
Did the TU help you stand up for yourself against an unscrupulous landlord? Did you speak out for housing justice? Did you get involved in a campaign for justice? What inspired you to become a member? What do you love about the TU?
Help create a living archive of the Tenants Union past and current work by sharing your experience with the TU. Click here to fill out our story form.
There is no better time to honor the work of the TU by becoming a member, renewing your membership or making a donation.
Grassroots support from people like you who share the vision and values of the TU are what keeps the organization going strong. Keep the TU in the struggle for justice for another 30 years. Click here to donate
We need your volunteer help to put together a timeline of the TU’s work.
If you can give a few hours of your time to volunteer please e-mail TU Director Siobhan Ring at [email protected] and put “history” in the subject line
Join with past TU staff, board, founding members and organizing leaders to recollect the TU’s victories and struggles, and put our work in a historical context. We’ll kick start your memories with old pictures, news stories and flyers.
Results of these gatherings and our other research will be recorded in writing, video and audio and compiled into a multimedia exhibit for our Celebration and Fundraiser in October.
History Gatherings will take place at various times between April and June. If you want more info about these gatherings, would like to come, or know someone we should invite, please contact Executive Director Siobhan Ring at [email protected] or call 206-722-6848 × 108.
We’ll unveil the results of the history project and gather together with music, food and fun to reflect on the past and look ahead, as well as fuel the struggle with financial contributions at an inspiring fundraising event in October 2007. Stay tuned for details.