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The Tacoma News Tribune Editorial – Thanksgiving 2018

“Tacoma renters with low to moderate incomes are finding themselves increasingly at the mercy of landlords willing to take advantage of our region’s competitive housing market. It’s why a new city ordinance tops our list of things to be grateful for this Thanksgiving. ”

Council approves tenants rights package
Tenants rights group sets sights on more changes
By Steven Dunkelberger – November 21, 2018   Tacoma Weekly

“The group plans to champion the issue in the coming year both within the city and with state lawmakers during the next legislative session with the argument that just cause policies are needed to avoid landlords from discriminating against tenants.”

KOMO News: Former Tiki tenants celebrate passage of renters protections in Tacoma

The former tenants of Tacoma’s Tiki Apartments say it is time to celebrate. The Tacoma City Council has unanimously approved a huge change in the way low income renters are treated.


Tacoma is finally poised to pass meaningful tenant protections. Activists deserve the credit.

BY MATT DRISCOLL, The News Tribune NOVEMBER 12, 2018
Here’s what’s crystal clear, however: Renters-turned-activists like Donna Seay are the reason Tacoma is ready to pass a host of new rules and regulations that will make life more certain for renters navigating the city’s volatile housing landscape.

Displaced Tiki Apartment residents mobilize with Tacoma tenants to secure housing in new agreement.

Housing Justice and Injustice in Tacoma, WA

ILWU members help tenants fight evictions and build power in Tacoma