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Tacoma faces
an unprecedented
housing crisis.



Landlords hiked rents by 43% in Pierce County over the last five years and are evicting our neighbors at the highest rate in the state. Evictions and economic displacement hit communities of color hardest. 52% of Tacoma tenants are officially “rent burdened,” paying over a third of their income to landlords. Yet tenant protections in Tacoma lag far behind cities across Washington. Tacoma needs a Tenant Bill of Rights. That’s why we’re asking voters to pass Initiative 2023-01, the Landlord Fairness Code, on November 7th.

Tacoma Needs the TENANT BILL
OF RIGHTS 

 Require six months notice for all rent increases

No school year evictions of children and educators

Cap excessive

and unfair fees

and deposits

Relocation

assistance for rent hikes over 5%

Ban deadly cold weather evictions

November - March

Ban rent hikes

when code

violations exist

Tacoma for All is Organizing a

Movement to Win

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Winning a Tenant Bill of Rights in Tacoma means building a powerful grassroots movement ready to take on the big landlords, developers, and real estate financiers whose profits have soared at the expense of working people. That’s why Tacoma for All is organizing a broad labor-community coalition capable of uniting thousands of Tacomans into action to pass Initiative 2023-01 on November 7th! You can help by signing up to volunteer or donating to Tacoma for All today!

ENDORSEMENTS

to endorse the Tenant Bill of Rights, as an individual or organization, click here

ORGANIZATIONS:

Pierce County Central Labor Council
Tacoma Pierce County Democratic Socialists of America
United Food and Commercial Workers (UFCW) Local 367

United Food and Commercial Workers (UFCW) Local 3000
Washington Federation of State Employees (WFSE) Local 443

International Association of Machinists (IAM) District 751

Washington State Low Income Housing Alliance

Washington Physicians for Social Responsibility
The Washington State Lived Experience Coalition
Tacoma Volunteer Outreach & Resources

Tacoma Fellowship of Reconciliation

Black Panther Party of Washington

Transit Riders Union of Washington

Tacoma Education Association
Party of Socialism & Liberation

Washington Poor People's Campaign

Industrial Workers of the World (IWW) Tacoma

House of Matthew

AFSCME Local 120

Mayor's Youth Commission
Freedom Socialist Party
The Conversation 253
Tacoma Tenants Union
Mattice Beauty Supply
Teamsters Local 117
Indivisible Tacoma
Oasis Youth Center
Parable
350 Tacoma

Fernseed

Law Office of Beverly Allen
Institute For Black Justice

Eastside for All

Duggan Homes

PEOPLE:

Yasmin Trudeau, Senator, 27th Legislative District

April Sims, President, Washington State Labor Council
Nathe Lawver, Secretary-Treasurer, Pierce County Central Labor Council
Patty Rose, Secretary-Treasurer Emeritus, Pierce County Central Labor Council

Melanie Morgan, State Representative, 29th District
Chelsea McElroy, Director, Tacoma Public Schools Position 4
Rosie Ayala, Board Commissioner, Metro Parks Tacoma
Justin Camarata, Chair - 27th Legislative Dist Dems, Former Tacoma City Council Member, District 2
Chris Beale, Former Tacoma City Council Member, District 5
John Stroeh, Pastor, Peace Lutheran Church
Nate Bowling, Former Washington Teacher of the Year, Host, Nerd Farmer Podcast
Kaitlan Ohler, Director, Imagine Justice Project
Tafona Ervin, Executive Director, Foundation for Tacoma Students
Bill Hanawalt, Former Tacoma School Board Candidate
Danette Knudson, Director, College Success Foundation
Devin Rydel Kelly, Director of Research, Evaluation & Data, Foundation For Tacoma Students
Michael Whalen, Executive Board member of UFCW 367 and the Pierce County Central Labor Council
Kimi Ginn, Activist with Vibrant Schools
Amber Burch, Pierce County Analyst
Betsy Naymon, Housing Researcher
Beverly Allen, Founding Attorney, Owner - Law Office of Beverly Allen
Jamika Scott, City Council District 3 Candidate
Mattice Hoyt, Owner, Mattice Beauty Supply
Michael Williams, Teacher and Building Rep, Tacoma Education Association
Oneida Arnold, Retired Education & Conversation 253 V Team
Courtney Love, Director of State & Local Advocacy, Washington State Lived Experience Coalition
Jennifer Barfield, Association Representative, Tacoma Education Association
Jennifer Dawson-Miller, Professional Change Facilitator
Daniel Hasbun, Educator
Shandra Witke, Educator

Hannah-Clarke Gilmore, Realtor

Kimi Ginn, Community Activist, Vibrant Schools
Marlene Mansulla

John Corso

Devin Glaser, Staff Attorney, Tenant Law Center

Bobby Ocasio, Social Worker

Martin Gross

Emily Hernandez

Andra Kranzler, Directing Attorney, Tenant Law Center

Kimberly Flaherty

Tanja Ownbey

Ash Meer, Staff Attorney, Tacoma Pro Bono

Jim Williams, Ph.D, Retired Social Worker & Educator

Jordan Mondau

Carl Anderson

Catelynn Henion

ChaNell Marshall

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