Renters

State representatives stand at their desks and raise their right hand to take an oath to start the 2023 session.

Rent Stabilization Backers Aim to Beat Deadline to Keep Bill Alive

Time is running out to pass rent stabilization in the state house or miss a key bill cutoff, putting off rent relief for another year. Supporters are rallying support in a last ditch effort.

Tacoma Voters Pass State’s Strongest Tenant Protections, Inspiring Other Cities to Act

As of December 8th, tenants in Tacoma have more legal recourse against rent increases, landlord retaliation, high late fees, and even some evictions. Tacoma's...

Seattle Releases Plan to Curb Climate Pollution from Buildings

Landlords are pushing to delay implementation schedules and lessen fees. When asked about the causes of climate change, most may picture cars, coal mines, and...
Chainlink fence with a for rent sign for a house.

Dueling Tenant Rights Measures Square Off in Tacoma

Tacoma For All is pushing a sweeping tenant bill of rights, and the City is planning a weaker package of changes. Affordable housing and tenants’...
The Capitol building in Olympia is marble colored and include pillars and a dome in the classic style.

Legislature Abandons Rent Stabilization Push

Partnering with Republicans on housing supply may have helped doom tenant legislation. Last Wednesday marked a major deadline for bills in the Washington State Legislature,...

WALeg Wednesday Gets Wonky with Wealth Taxes and Rent Stabilization

The bills we have been tracking from previous weeks did not see a lot of movement. Design review reform made it out of its...
A Stay Housed rally with a "Housing is the Cure" banner at Seattle City Hall with a crowd of about 50.

Housing Coalition Passes Tenant Protections Across King County

In 2022, the Stay Housed Stay Healthy Coalition successfully pushed passage of a suite of renter protections in five cities across King County and...
A drawing of a housing development made up of one small multifamily building in front with four tiny houses behind it. There is a bike shed to the left and parking spaces for cars near the bottom of the drawing.

Burien Council Passes Tenant Protections and Extends Affordable Housing Program

After a tense night of debate, the Burien City Council voted to preserve an affordable housing program for another two years at its October...