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14 Oct 15
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.
5 Oct 15
A Seattle apartment building more than doubles the rent for units with deplorable conditions and overrun with bugs. Learn more about the folks being told to pay up or get out.
3 Aug 15
Check out our upcoming events!
25 Jun 15
SHAG evicts 90 year old tenant; water woes; and similar problems in California. Get more information on the Senior Housing Assistance Group and how it treats its tenants.
25 Nov 14
During a very difficult budget year, the King County Council voted to reinstate funding for crucial tenants rights education which goes to empower thousands of residents across the county! Send the Council a brief note to thank them, and thanks to everyone who called on them to support tenants!
18 Aug 14
Given the crisis unfolding in Ferguson, MO, the TU staff and board have authored an open letter in solidarity with the Brown family and protesters.
18 Jul 14
Squire Park Plaza tenants have been moving & shaking: between a press conference and a meeting with City officials, they have sent a message to their building’s would-be for-profit owner to back off– and won!
12 Mar 14
Tenants of the Theodora Rescue Committee, and Lockhaven Tenants Union organized together with allies to picket GRE headquarters to demand they stop their predatory acquisitions of affordable housing in Seattle.
13 Nov 13
The TU has done some fantastic work in 2013! We had an amazing tenant-led membership and campaign planning process, expanded STOP work into Eastern Washington, brought on two new staff members and a new board chair, and much, much more. Read about it all in the TU’s 2013 Annual Report.
7 Jun 13
Tenants need to have a fair shot at employment opportunities in order to have housing stability, write to the Seattle City Council before Monday (June 10th) to pass the Jobs Assistance Legislation!
25 Apr 13
Victories for Housing Justice: This week we’ve won gains in affordable housing and access to housing… but it’s only the beginning! Click here for more details.
5 Mar 13
The Tenants Union of Washington State seeks a creative, engaging, and thoughtful part-time community organizer to play a key role in a very exciting statewide effort to organize tenants in project-based Section 8 buildings. The Spokane-based STOP Community Organizer uses outreach, education, organizing, and tenant leadership development to preserve affordable housing, win housing improvements, and increase tenant control over housing. Campaign work may focus on the preservation of building subsidies, the rehabilitation of deteriorating buildings, the formation of tenant councils, and other strategic goals that support tenants having a place at the decision-making table. The most important aspect of this work will be to cultivate tenant leadership and community through education and leadership development.
9 Nov 12
The TU Education Program Clinic and Hotline will be CLOSED Monday in observance of Veterans Day. All services will resume on their regular schedule the rest of the week.
2 Oct 12
Victory! After a 5 year campaign — and almost 20 years for the TU — the City Council unanimously voted in the Rental Housing Registration & Inspection Program, a bill that will dramatically shift the power imbalance between landlords and tenants and hold the slumlords in our community accountable.
29 Mar 12
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!
4 Dec 07
Update: Nikki McClure prints still available. Order yours today! The Tenants Union was very lucky to receive a generous donation of a beautiful image from Nikki McClure that a local print company printed on acid-free archival quality paper. This beautiful print, shown above, is an edition limited to 100. It’s also the first series that Ms. McClure has signed. Please call Michele at the Tenants Union at [email protected]tenantsunion.org or 206−722−6848, ext. 114 to inquire or to purchase a print.
19 Mar 07
For 30 years the Tenants Union has lived out the mission established by our founders to fight for housing justice through education, organizing and advocacy. Members and supporters have put themselves on the line for justice; organizing against discrimination, fighting for civil rights, risking a roof overhead to win better housing conditions, rallying in the streets, testifying to law makers, and even getting arrested at a sit-in in the Mayor’s office.
12 Jun 06
Facilitated by Dwayne Marsh of PolicyLink, this event will explore the dynamics of gentrification and what the Rainier Valley can do to ensure that all its residents benefit from the forthcoming Rainier Valley redevelopment.
19 May 06
An open letter to Residents of the Rainier Valley, City of Seattle Office of Housing, Seattle City Council, Southeast District Council, and Tenants Union Members. Recently there has been heated debate around a proposed affordable housing development in the Hillman City neighborhood of the Rainier Valley.