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17 Jun 21

2021 Rent Assis­tance Sched­uler Tutorial

A five minute tuto­r­i­al on how to sched­ule an appoint­ment for 2021 Rent Assistance.

29 May 19

Peti­tion for Château Apart­ments residents

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

Com­mu­ni­ty Speaks

Please join us for a dis­cus­sion about the Seat­tle Office for Civ­il Rights and your community!

26 Nov 18

Novem­ber 27th is Giv­ing Tues­day! Donate to the TU!

Please con­sid­er mak­ing a one-time or reoc­cur­ring dona­tion to the Ten­ants Union!

19 Jul 18

Wash­ing­ton Renter Pow­er Lead­er­ship Assembly

A gath­er­ing of renters and ten­ants’ rights advo­cates from across the state com­ing togeth­er to build pow­er for hous­ing justice!

18 Apr 18

No where to go:’ Dozens of fam­i­lies due to be evict­ed in Tacoma

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

Webi­nar on 214 on What You Need to Know on Trump’s New Budget

The Trump Bud­get: What You Need to Know Webi­nar: Wednes­day, Feb­ru­ary 14, 12:301:30 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

Take Action for Seat­tle Tenants!

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

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.

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 Jun 16

TU Pol­i­cy Pri­or­i­ties & Sat­is­fac­tion Survey

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

3 Aug 15

Ten­ants Union Events Calendar

Check out our upcom­ing events!

26 Feb 14

YELP against gentrification!

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

Con­cerned about ris­ing rents? Join the TU to meet with leg­is­la­tors on 1219 at 6:30pm

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

Come Sup­port Job Assis­tance Leg­is­la­tion Today at 2pm!

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

Have You Got­ten Help from the Ten­ants Union? Make a dona­tion TODAY and it will be increased!

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

South Lake Union: a Neigh­bor­hood For All Families?

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

Con­tact Seat­tle City Coun­cil to Expand Afford­able Housing!

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!

14 Feb 13

Fair Ten­ant Screen­ing Act Update and Action Opportunities

Ten­ants Union mem­bers’ action helped to move a sec­tion of the Fair Ten­ant Screen­ing Act through com­mit­tee and on to the next stage towards pass­ing. There are more oppor­tu­ni­ties to take action to sup­port this impor­tant bill!