News:

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.

26 Apr 16

The Eviction Economy

Read within for articles relating to what Matthew Desmond has dubbed ‘The Eviction Economy’.

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.

16 Dec 14

Tenant Movement Puts Brakes on Seattle Housing Authority “Stepping Forward” Rent Hike

Seattle Housing Authority (SHA) Director Andrew Lofton sent a letter to the Mayor and City Council announcing that Stepping Forward, a policy that would increase tenants’ rents by over 400% has been put on hold. Tenants are continuing to organize to ensure that this victory be made permanent!

29 Jul 14

High Court Rules Against Innocent Tenants Who Attempt to Clear their Names

The Washington State Supreme Court ruled in a critical case involving tenants who were wrongfully sued for eviction, and the court denied their attempt to redact their names from the court record in order to preserve their ability to seek housing. This decision will have enormous consequences for innocent tenants who win in court against a landlord’s illegal eviction.

30 Jul 13

August 2013 Tenant Solidarity Newsletter Hot off the Press!

Did you get your copy of the August 2013 Tenant Solidarity Newsletter yet?

29 Jul 13

Join the TU at our Summer BBQ!

Meet and eat with members of the Tenants Union and Got Green and be the first to get a free copy of the Healthy Housing in Rainier Valley education handbook!

25 Jul 13

Which Seattle Mayoral Candidates are Pro-Tenant?

We collected questions from tenants, TU members, and our Board of Directors and sent surveys to all of the Seattle Mayoral Candidates to learn their positions on the tenants’ issues. If you haven’t decided who to vote for, learn each candidates position on tenants’ rights! Click here for the full details.

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