Isla Vista Tenants Union

We are a student run organization that primarily focuses on tenant education and legal counseling.

Isla Vista Tenants Union challenges and transforms unjust housing conditions and housing policies through empowerment-based education, leadership development, and grassroots community organizing. 

IVTU empowers renters by providing them with information about their tenants’ rights, responsibilities, and resources. Our office provides individual counseling aimed at providing the tenant with constructive knowledge and skills to ensure successful tenancies and help in the resolution of tenant-landlord conflict. 

IVTU also has a Tenant Guide that generally covers common questions regarding rental applications; habitability; repairs and damages; rent increases; privacy; roommate problems; subleasing; lease review; moving out; and evictions. 

updated 07/19_FC

We serve residents of Isla Vista and UC Santa Barbara students. No immigrant status or documentation needed.
(805) 968-6704

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