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15 Jun 16
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.
13 May 16
The City of Seattle’s Affordable Housing, Neighborhoods, & Finance Committee is considering the Carl Haglund Law, a law that would ban rent increases in slums across Seattle. Click for more info!
3 May 16
See within to see the changes to the application process and security deposit return.
26 Apr 16
Read within for articles relating to what Matthew Desmond has dubbed ‘The Eviction Economy’.
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.
16 Dec 14
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
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.
11 Apr 14
March with the Lockhaven Tenants Union and Theodora Rescue Commitee to call on their landlord, mogul developer John Goodman to Be a Better Man for Ballard, Ravenna and Seattle!
30 Jul 13
Did you get your copy of the August 2013 Tenant Solidarity Newsletter yet?