What is a Tenant Union?
A tenant union is an group of tenants organized by building, neighborhood, city, or region, who work together to educate each other about their rights as tenants, to provide support for each other, and to represent our interests politically.
Some tenant unions have been involved in local political efforts to pass rent control laws.
A tenant organization can be associated with a larger group, perhaps a nonprofit or a legal clinic, or can be autonomous, not formally associated with another group, but working with other organizations as peers.
Tenant Unions in the Los Angeles County Areas
This is not a comprehensive list.
Pasadena Tenant Coalition (a commercial property tenant group)
How to Search for Tenant Unions
If you don’t see a local above, you can search for tenant unions through search engines like Duck Duck Go, Bing, and Google. You can also dig through specific websites.
If you’re in California, start your search with the Tenants Together website, where they have a directory of organizations. These include not only tenant unions, but legal services.
Next, using a general web search engine search for terms like:
- tenant union <cityname>
- tenant association <cityname>
- renter union <cityname>
- renter association <cityname>
- tenants rights committee <cityname>
- autonomous tenant union <cityname>
- tenant movement <cityname>