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Tenants Unite! Bellingham Tenants Union Kickoff!

  • Bellingham Unitarian Fellowship 1207 Ellsworth Street Bellingham, WA, 98225 United States (map)

Join us as we kick off the movement for tenant protections and more affordable homes in Bellingham!

Skyrocketing rents are pushing people out of town or into homelessness. Landlords profit and dominate our political system. If this continues, working people will be unable to afford to live in Bellingham. Our community is hurting — and we're fed up.

By coming together in a union, we can build our political power and pass new laws that protect our health, safety, and access to housing. Renters are a majority in Bellingham. We have power — we just need to get organized.

Join us on May 31st to hear from community leaders, build relationships, discuss what housing solutions we want to see, learn more about the BTU, and get involved! We’re also celebrating that BTU is becoming an official democratic member-driven union that tenants can now join!

Speakers include:

  • Iris-Maute Gibson, Planning Commissioner (and only renter on the commission)

  • Ramon Torres, Farmworker Union Leader, Familias Unidas por La Justicia

  • David Henken, Tenant Lawyer, LAW Advocates

  • Jim Peterson, Home Now! Not Later

  • Dana Briggs, Homeless Activist

  • Emma Donohew, previous member of Portland Tenants United

  • Tara Villalba, Community Organizer

Together we can make Bellingham a city for the many, not just the wealthy few.

We look forward to seeing you there! Childcare will be available. If you have any accessibility needs, please reach out to us at BhamTenantsUnion [at] or message this page.

Later Event: June 7
Organizing Committee Meeting