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HUGE WIN for Healthy Housing in Seattle!
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.
Want to learn more about what the law means to you as a Seattle tenant? Follow this link to read how it will effect your tenancy.
See news coverage here:
- KOMO News: New law takes aim at Seattle slumlords
- Seattle Times: Seattle City Council OKs registration, inspection of rentals
- Slog: City Council Passes New Rules for Landlords
Thank you to all tenants who wrote letters and testified in favor of this important legislation, and to all advocates who fought for this bill! This is a tremendous victory for tenants.