News: TU News
22 May 13
Job Opening at the Tenants Union! The Operations Coordinator assists the Executive Director in maintaining financial and grant compliance, provides a support role to our Board, assists with membership communication, logistical planning for our Annual Meeting, and ensures smooth operations. Applications due June 7th, click to read more!
24 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!
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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.
10 Dec 12
The TU Education Program will be CLOSED FOR SERVICES Monday, December 24th through Tuesday January 1st. We will re-open for normal operating hours starting Wednesday, January 2nd. The Lake City and West Seattle clinics will also be closed those days.
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!
28 Jul 10
Read the exciting news about the arrival of Jonathan Grant as the new Executive Director!
25 Mar 08
The Tenants Union is seeking an Executive Director. The Executive Director is the face of the organization and serves a key leadership role both internally and with external stakeholders, the local community, public policy makers and legislative entities. This position has responsibility for the TU’s operations, people and financial management. The Executive Director is also the force behind strategic planning to achieve the organization’s mission and objectives, and implementation of those plans.