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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE March 12, 2018 Contact: Shanti Singh 415.495.8100 x1007   New Paper Challenges Misguided Stanford Rent Control Study                       
Proposition 10, the proposed initiative to repeal the Costa-Hawkins Rental Housing Act, was stymied at the state ballot Tuesday thanks to an unprecedented $74 million in real estate industry opposition money, but there were also victories for rent control at local ballots across California.
Tenants Together has issued an open letter calling on the California Apartment Association and other groups representing California landlords to publicly condemn a rash of unethical and retaliatory rent hikes, evictions, and voter intimidation tactics to undermine support for Proposition 10,... continue reading
Back in spring, Berkeley’s rent board jumped out in front of San Francisco on a vote that could bring the most significant change to California housing in decades. A grassroots campaign had just announced it had gathered enough signatures for Proposition 10, a statewide November ballot measure to... continue reading

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Tenant Voices

Vallejo, Solano
Hello I have only been a resident of vallejo for 9 years, 7 at my present address. My present landlord purchased these apts. 2 years ago has raised the rent once, last Aug. by 10% but wants to raise it again in April. She has given me advance notice within legal limits but wants a 30% increase...$... continue reading

Campaigns

What is Costa-Hawkins?   For over twenty years, the Costa-Hawkins Rental Housing Act has been a disaster for California renters. A special-interest statewide law backed by the real estate industry that passed in 1995, Costa-Hawkins ties the hands of cities when it comes to protecting tenants... continue reading

Resources

Only 20 out of 482 cities in California protect tenants against rent hikes and arbitrary evictions. That means most of California’s tenants can be evicted for no reason at all, and can have their rents raised by any amount their landlord wants. That’s why tenants are rising up across the state to... continue reading

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September 21, 2018 - 6pm to September 21, 2018 - 9pm
These are difficult times. Immigrants, people of color, and low-income communities are facing rising racism and exploitation promoted by our federal government. Amidst the national chaos, lawmakers in Sacramento are slowly waking up to the importance of tenants’ rights in our affordability crisis.