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