EIN 91-0967863

Tenants Union of Washington

IRS 501(c) type
501(c)(3)
Num. employees
11
Year formed
1977
Most recent tax filings
2019-12-01
Description
The mission of the Tenants Union is to assist tenants in advocating for their rights. The mission of the TU is to assist tenants in advocating for their rights. Significant activities include Section 8 Tenant Organizing Project ("STOP"), the Tenant Ed...
Total revenues
$565,642
2019
Total expenses
$584,057
2019
Total assets
$31,903
2019
Num. employees
11
2019

Program areas at Tenants Union of Washington

Education: empowerment-based multilingual education and assistance to help Tenants learn their rights and take action to resolve housing problems. Trained non-attorney tenant counselors offer free phone andin-person counseling services to assist people with questions aboutlandlord-tenant laws and discuss strategies to prevent housing loss. Tenant education program served 6,800.
In 2002 the multicultural, multilingual benson east Tenants' association (beta) became the first tenant organization in the nw to become low-income tenant-owners. The benson east project brings together a partnership of beta, the tu, the channel foundation and the low income housing institute. These partners created an innovative ownership structure in which the Tenants have control over the day-to-day operations of the development, and all proceeds will benefit future tenant ownership campaigns. Benson east Tenants association served 32.
Organizing: the tu organizes and wins grassroots campaigns to improvehousing conditions, fight housing discrimination, expand affordablehousing, and to improve housing policies. Tenant organizing program served 650.

Who funds Tenants Union of Washington

Grants from foundations and other nonprofits
GrantmakerDescriptionAmount
Seattle FoundationCOO Systems and Policy 2020-2021$200,000
Seattle Foundation2020 Communities of Opportunity Bank on Seattle King County Grant$80,000
BoeingProgram Services$40,000
...and 10 more grants received

Personnel at Tenants Union of Washington

NameTitleCompensation
Violet LavataiExecutive Director$43,208
Jenny McIntoshOperations Manager
Karen CallesDevelopment and Communications Manager
Caitlin HonnOperations Coordinator
Tammy NguyenBoard Chair$0
...and 7 more key personnel

Financials for Tenants Union of Washington

RevenuesFYE 12/2019
Total grants, contributions, etc.$559,141
Program services$0
Investment income and dividends$31
Tax-exempt bond proceeds$0
Royalty revenue$0
Net rental income$0
Net gain from sale of non-inventory assets$3,767
Net income from fundraising events$0
Net income from gaming activities$0
Net income from sales of inventory$0
Miscellaneous revenues$2,703
Total revenues$565,642

Form 990s for Tenants Union of Washington

Fiscal year endingDate received by IRSFormPDF link
2019-122021-04-05990View PDF
2018-122020-01-23990View PDF
2017-122019-11-04990View PDF
2016-122017-10-11990View PDF
2015-122017-01-18990View PDF
...and 7 more Form 990s

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Data update history
August 3, 2022
Received grants
Identified 7 new grant, including a grant for $200,000 from Seattle Foundation
July 25, 2022
Updated personnel
Identified 17 new personnel
August 23, 2021
Posted financials
Added Form 990 for fiscal year 2019
June 20, 2021
Updated personnel
Identified 2 new personnel
June 19, 2021
Received grants
Identified 4 new grant, including a grant for $40,000 from Boeing
Nonprofit Types
Social advocacy organizationsHuman rights organizationsCivil rights and social justice organizationsCharities
Issues
EducationHuman servicesHuman rightsSports
Characteristics
Political advocacyLobbyingState / local levelReceives government fundingTax deductible donations
General information
Address
5425 Rainier Ave South No B
Seattle, WA 98118
Metro area
Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA
County
King County, WA
Website URL
tenantsunion.org/ 
Phone
(206) 722-6848
IRS details
EIN
91-0967863
Fiscal year end
December
Taxreturn type
Form 990
Year formed
1977
Eligible to receive tax-deductible contributions (Pub 78)
Yes
Categorization
NTEE code, primary
R20: Civil Rights, Advocacy for Specific Groups
NAICS code, primary
813319: Social Advocacy Organizations
Parent/child status
Independent
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