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15 May 18

TONIGHT: Ten­ants’ Rights Ral­ly and Press Conference

Taco­ma is in the midst of a severe hous­ing cri­sis. The city draft­ed rec­om­men­da­tions to address afford­able hous­ing almost 10 years ago, but hard­ly any action was tak­en. Now things have reached a boil­ing point and renters are com­ing togeth­er to assert our rights.

25 Jan 18

Inter­view with Vio­let Lavatai: How Colum­bia City (and Seat­tle) became rich­er and whiter

Inter­im Exec­u­tive Direc­tor Vio­let Lavatai is inter­viewed for the Out­side City Hall col­umn to high­light con­tin­u­ing issues around hous­ing in the Seat­tle area.

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.

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.

3 May 16

Changes to Ten­ant Screenings

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

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.

29 Mar 12

Ten­ants speak out to win safe hous­ing and account­abil­i­ty for land­lords in Seattle

TU mem­bers are shar­ing their sto­ries with elect­ed offi­cials, the media and each oth­er to win a strong Rental Hous­ing Inspec­tion Pro­gram in the City of Seat­tle. See the recent news cov­er­age here, and find out how to share your story!