Tenants across Seattle to march to John Goodman’s personal Marina April 27
Information provided by Washington Tenants Union
WHEN: Sunday, April 27th
WHERE: Meet at Ballard Commons - 11:30 AM
Rally at Golden Tides Marina 6107 Seaview - 12:45 PM
WHO: Tenants of the Lockhaven Apartments in Ballard, Tenants of the Theodora in Ravenna, Tenants from across Seattle
WHAT:This Sunday, April 27th, tenants from the Lockhaven, Theodora, and from across Seattle will march through Ballard to demand that John Goodman, chairman of Goodman Real Estate and Ballard High School alumnus, stop retaliating against tenants and negotiate for affordability at the Lockhaven and Theodora. After months of sending proposals to Mr. Goodman to maintain the Lockhaven as affordable, Mr. Goodman has not only met tenants requests with a consistent “no”, sending notices to tenants to move out, in some cases, 5 months earlier than expected. This Sunday, tenants march to Mr. Goodman’s private marina and residence to ask Mr. Goodman to be a better man for Ballard, Ravenna, and Seattle.
VISUALS: Tenants will march holding bindles, suitcases and other items one might carry if being displaced by John Goodman. Tenants will also carry picket signs and banners.
The Lockhaven Tenants Union is made up of Lockhaven residents, former tenants, and supporters working to save the historic 138-unit complex as affordable, market-rate housing in Ballard.
The Theodora Rescue Committee is made up of residents of the Theodora working to save their homes from being purchased by Goodman Real Estate. The Theodora is one of the few HUD senior buildings left in Seattle.