News more »
17 Apr 20
Read more about the governor’s order and next steps to fight for #CancelRent statewide and nationwide
29 May 19
Demand an end to the economic eviction of working people, communities of color, seniors, disabled community members, LGBTQ people, and students from Seattle’s Central District.
21 Mar 19
Please join us for a discussion about the Seattle Office for Civil Rights and your community!
26 Nov 18
Please consider making a one-time or reoccurring donation to the Tenants Union!
19 Jul 18
A gathering of renters and tenants’ rights advocates from across the state coming together to build power for housing justice!
18 Apr 18
Would you have money to move if you were told you had to be out at the end of the month? For most people, the answer is NO — and the landlords continue to rake in the millions.
6 Feb 18
The Trump Budget: What You Need to Know Webinar: Wednesday, February 14, 12:30 – 1:30 p.m. ET co-sponsored by the Coalition on Human Needs, Center on Budget and Policy Priorities, Center for American Progress, and the Food Research & Action Center.
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.
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 Jun 16
Fill out our 10-question survey to guide the TU’s programs, practices, and policies.
3 Aug 15
Check out our upcoming events!
26 Feb 14
Goodman Real Estate is displacing tenants in the International District, Ballard, and Ravenna. Take action today to keep tenants in their homes!
10 Dec 13
Seattle leads the nation in rising rents and legislators are meeting with constituents to discuss policy options to address the problem. Join the TU delegation to attend the meeting and learn more about what you can do!
5 Jun 13
Tenants need to have a fair shot at employment opportunities in order to have housing stability, write or show up at Seattle City Hall today at 2pm to support the Jobs Assistance ordinance!
15 May 13
If you have gotten help from the TU, please take a moment to make a gift through GiveBIG today and it will be increased by the Seattle Foundation! The TU is working to build power with renters all over the state and has been providing tenant education, organizing, and advocacy for over 35 years. Click on the yellow “Donate Now” button above. Thank you!
1 May 13
TU leaders and staff have been working with Puget Sound Sage and other groups to emphasize the need for affordable housing as Seattle, including South Lake Union, undergoes development and the rent goes steadily higher, displacing low income renters. The TU wants to make sure low income renters are included in South Lake Union and that the City is doing enough to stem the landslide loss of affordable housing in the greater downtown area. Read on for information on how to take action.
27 Mar 13
The Seattle City Council will vote next week to strengthen zoning laws to create more affordable housing in South Lake Union, but current proposals only create units in the hundreds when the need is in the thousands. Act now to demand stronger affordable housing requirements!