News

1 Nov 17

ACTION ALERT: Stop Char­maine’s Evic­tion TODAY

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

Tonight! Peo­ple’s Bud­get 2017 — Stop the Sweeps! Fund Hous­ing & Services

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

Edna Thorn­ton bat­tles SHA

SHA ten­ant Edna Thorn­ton, moth­er and vic­tim of domes­tic vio­lence, faces evic­tion after her prop­er­ty man­ag­er refus­es to accept her rent.

6 Jul 17

Ris­ing Com­plaints against SHA from Tenants

Res­i­dents liv­ing in Seat­tle Hous­ing Author­i­ty units have been fil­ing an increas­ing amount of com­plaints and the TU is hold­ing a meet­ing on 713 to discuss

10 May 17

Give Big Today!

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

Sup­port the Green-a-thon!

There’s three ways to help us sup­port Got Green’s cru­cial efforts to cre­ate a more just world!

24 Mar 17

Spokane Source of Income Dis­crim­i­na­tion Protections!

Spokane is poised to pro­tect ten­ants from source of income dis­crim­i­na­tion. Come sup­port this impor­tant inclu­sion to the Spokane Munic­i­pal Code!

16 Mar 17

State­ment from the ED on Spokane Hate Crime

Exec­u­tive Direc­tor Jes­sa Lewis makes a state­ment regard­ing the appalling hate crime on the build­ing our Spokane office calls home.

7 Nov 16

Press Release: Ren­ton Fam­i­lies Safe From Imme­di­ate Displacement

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.

16 Jun 16

TU Pol­i­cy Pri­or­i­ties & Sat­is­fac­tion Survey

Fill out our 10-ques­tion sur­vey to guide the TU’s pro­grams, prac­tices, and policies.

15 Jun 16

Press Release: Seat­tle Takes Action on Crim­i­nal Records in Housing

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

Vic­to­ry! Carl Haglund Law Passed at Seat­tle City Council

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

Changes to Ten­ant Screenings

See with­in to see the changes to the appli­ca­tion process and secu­ri­ty deposit return.

26 Apr 16

The Evic­tion Economy

Read with­in for arti­cles relat­ing to what Matthew Desmond has dubbed The Evic­tion Economy’.

31 Mar 16

Leg­is­la­ture Miss­es Oppor­tu­ni­ty to Address Statewide Home­less­ness Crisis

Dis­ap­point­ing Bud­get Results for Afford­able Hous­ing and Home­less­ness — Read with­in for com­men­tary from the Wash­ing­ton Low Income Hous­ing Alliance

16 Mar 16

Out­side City Hall: Home­less­ness — City lead­ers ignore root cause

Read about the his­to­ry of afford­able hous­ing in Seat­tle from 1980 to now.

27 Oct 15

UPDATE: Increased Fund­ing for Ten­ant Education!

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

A Mem­ber of the Theodo­ra Res­cue Com­mit­tee Speaks

Shawn Wal­ton, mem­ber of the Theodo­ra Res­cue Com­mit­tee and for­mer ten­ant, speaks on his expe­ri­ences with the Ten­ants Union.

14 Oct 15

An Open Let­ter to Carl Haglund

Ten­ants from 6511 Rainier have spo­ken. See with­in to hear their thoughts and con­cerns about mis­in­for­ma­tion and bla­tant decep­tion from the land­lord claim­ing to care for the property.