Renters

Goodbye, Single-Family Zoning… Hello Neighborhood Residential Zoning?

A proposed name change could kick off the fight to end exclusionary zoning in Seattle. So, what's exactly in a name? Juliet Capulet pondered this...

‘Huge Victory’ for Tenants as King County Council Broadens Protections

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In a 6-3 vote yesterday, the King County Council approved a bill greatly expanding tenant rights in unincorporated King County. Sponsors Girmay Zahilay, Jeanne...

Landlord Lobby Spreads Lies in Attempt to Torpedo King County Tenant Rights Bill

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Landlords came out in force at the King County Council meeting on Tuesday to speak against a proposed tenant rights bill. Unfortunately, their cause...

Tacoma Issues Housing Permits Three Times Faster than Seattle, Builders Report

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Seattle has been taking the lion's share of the region's housing growth for the last decade, but developers are starting to look to Tacoma...

Seattle Council Passes Eviction Defense Package

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Yesterday, the Seattle City Council passed three bills extending protections for tenants facing the threat of eviction. They also voted unanimously to send a...

Eviction Defense Bills Pass Out of Committee with Pedersen Dissenting

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The Seattle City Council's Renters' Rights Committee passed three bills providing further protections from evictions and rejected a bevy of amendments from Councilmember Alex...

City Council Passes Right to Counsel for Tenants Facing Evictions

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In a unanimous vote Monday, the Seattle City Council guaranteed the right to counsel to tenants facing eviction proceedings. Sponsored by Councilmembers Kshama Sawant,...

Stay Housed Campaign Launches with King County Tenants Rights Push

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A group of tenant advocates and progressive organizations are banding together to push for new renter protections in a “Stay Housed, Stay Healthy” campaign,...