Who we are...

Sacramento Tenants Union is a democratic, tenant-led organization dedicated to making improvements in our membership’s living conditions. We fight to win and retain affordable, safe, healthy, and fair housing options for all Sacramentans. The work of our grassroots organization is made possible through the volunteered labor and financial support, through dues contributions, of our members. If you’re ready to join the Sacramento Tenants Union and start building tenant power, click the Join STU button below.

Our Work

Midtown Tenants Organize!

Sacramento Tenants Union successfully organized Midtown tenants to get housing justice from a slumlord. Tenants’ solidarity and demands put pressure on their landlord who eventually agreed to negotiating.

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Evictions Destroy Our Communities!

We are deeply committed to the fight to keep tenants and their families in their homes by exposing the loopholes in the state’s eviction moratorium.

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In the news

Sacramento tenants report harassment by property manager

March 10, 2022

By Jeannie Nguyen & Jonathan Taraya, Fox 40 News
SOUTH SACRAMENTO, Calif. (KTXL) — A group of South Sacramento residents told FOX40 on Wednesday that their apartment complex property manager is purposefully targeting and harassing them. For nearly 16 years, Paul Nickson has lived in his apartment on Glen Ellen Circle in South Sacramento. Being on a fixed income, affordable housing is his only option. But in the last six months, since his complex got a new property manager, he said he’s been targeted...The Sacramento Tenants Union is stepping in to try to get the residents legal help. The union said at least eight tenants have filed complaints against the property manager.
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Is the Sacramento mayor’s controversial new proposal distracting from a mass eviction event happening in real time?

November 18, 2021

By Scott Thomas Anderson, Sacramento News & Review
If Mayor Darrell Steinberg was looking to make news Tuesday night by unveiling a sweeping new proposal on homelessness, his words had that effect, generating an array of headlines about Sacramento possibly enacting a landmark ‘right-to-housing’ ordinance. But while Steinberg’s idea found a degree of support with elected officials, many who work around unhoused people expressed misgivings about its nature – while the city’s tenant union stressed councilmembers should be focused on a dire situation that they’re fully aware of, one that could lead to even more people living on the streets.
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Housing Advocates Push For Expansion of the Tenant Protection Act's Just-Cause Eviction Timeline

July 26, 2021

By: Scott Thomas Anderson, Sacramento News & Review
Effective July 1, the formula for the annual rent hike ceiling in the City of Sacramento jumped three percentage points for the rest of 2021, a change currently mandated by the language of the Sacramento Tenant Protection and Relief Act – and one due entirely to the fact that the Consumer Price Index is on the rise....
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