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1 Nov 17
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.
1 Nov 17
When Charmaine received a late notice for her rent, she immediately secured assistance from SHARE so she and her family could remain in their home. However, Dove Property Management refused to provide a signed tax form and accept the payment, instead filing an eviction on behalf of landlords Kenneth and Tomoko Ono. Charmaine has now paid September and October rent direct to the court but Dove is STILL trying to evict her family and charge them lawyer fees.
19 Oct 17
We know what it means when they pass a business-as-usual budget year after year: wasting millions on inhumane and ineffective sweeps of homeless people while catering to the interests of big business and a bloated budget for the police department.
28 Jul 17
SHA tenant Edna Thornton, mother and victim of domestic violence, faces eviction after her property manager refuses to accept her rent.
6 Jul 17
Residents living in Seattle Housing Authority units have been filing an increasing amount of complaints and the TU is holding a meeting on 7⁄13 to discuss
10 May 17
It’s that time of year again! The birds are chirping, the flowers are blooming, and the Seattle Foundation’s Annual GiveBig event is here! We invite you to participate by supporting your Tenants Union today, May 10th!
20 Apr 17
There’s three ways to help us support Got Green’s crucial efforts to create a more just world!
24 Mar 17
Spokane is poised to protect tenants from source of income discrimination. Come support this important inclusion to the Spokane Municipal Code!
16 Mar 17
Executive Director Jessa Lewis makes a statement regarding the appalling hate crime on the building our Spokane office calls home.
7 Nov 16
On Friday, November 4, representatives of two Renton apartment complexes withdrew their original notices requiring dozens of Housing Choice Voucher (HCV)-holders to vacate their units.
27 Oct 16
16 Jun 16
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15 Jun 16
The Seattle City Council unanimously passed a resolution that affirms the use of new HUD guidance regarding the use of criminal records in determining housing approvals.
7 Jun 16
Tenants Union organizers teamed up the Seattle City Council to work with tenants experiencing horrible housing conditions. Click to see what those tenants did to change the way the City of Seattle looks at slumlords and rent increases!!
3 May 16
See within to see the changes to the application process and security deposit return.
26 Apr 16
Read within for articles relating to what Matthew Desmond has dubbed ‘The Eviction Economy’.
31 Mar 16
Disappointing Budget Results for Affordable Housing and Homelessness — Read within for commentary from the Washington Low Income Housing Alliance
16 Mar 16
Read about the history of affordable housing in Seattle from 1980 to now.
27 Oct 15
Each year, City Councils around the state decide their budgets and which causes to further. This year, the City *DOUBLED* our education budget! Thank you to all who advocated for this necessary service.
15 Oct 15
Shawn Walton, member of the Theodora Rescue Committee and former tenant, speaks on his experiences with the Tenants Union.