Tacoma 4 All (Nerdfarmer Podcast)

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Check out this interview where Nerd Farmer Host Nate Bowling interviews Zev Cook and David Galazin from Tacoma4All. They're working to improve tenant protections for tenants in Tacoma. Tacoma is one of the most challenging places in the country to rent a home, and it's getting tougher. Their first step is organizing tenants for a ballot initiative. Unsurprisingly that initiative is being opposed by the landlord and real estate lobbies. We were excited by this interview and wanted to share it out on the MovetoTacoma.com platform so more people could hear who is putting the initiative together and WHY it is happening here in Tacoma.

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Check out this interview where Nerd Farmer Host Nate Bowling interviews Zev Cook and David Galazin from Tacoma4All. They're working to improve tenant protections for tenants in Tacoma by introducing a Tenants Bill of Rights. Tacoma is one of the most challenging places in the country to rent a home, and it's getting tougher. Their first step is organizing tenants for a ballot initiative. Unsurprisingly that initiative is being opposed by the landlord and real estate lobbies. We were excited by this interview and wanted to share it out on the MovetoTacoma.com platform so more people could hear who is putting the initiative together and WHY it is happening here in Tacoma. Examples of some items from the initiative:

  1. Relocation Assistance for renters whose rent is increased 5% (or 10% yearly)
  2. Eviction Protections (including banning winter evictions and school year evictions when children are present in the home)
  3. No rent increases for units with code violations
Tacoma4All is a citizen initiative led by tenants in Tacoma and their allies. The initiative calls for protections for renters, protection from predatory institutional landlords, fair practices around excess fees, mandated situational relocation assistance, and longer notification periods for rent hikes and forced moves.