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Tenants Together is a nonprofit organization dedicated to defending and advancing the rights of California tenants to safe, decent and affordable housing.

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Today, Tenants Together, along with a majority of our member organizations, joined a broad coalition of housing rights activists concerned with the Governor's "By-right" development proposal. While we don't disagree with the need to build more housing in California, especially affordable housing,... continue reading
Tenants Together formed in 2008 with the mission to "galvanize a statewide movement for renters' rights." At that time, the California Apartment Association threatened renters' with a ballot initiative to make all rent control in CA illegal. The foreclosure crisis hit and unsuspecting tenants were... continue reading
Working at NASA's Ames Research Center, Marcia Christlieb has reached her "dream" salary. But despite a good income, Christlieb and her husband, Dennis, are unable to afford rent in the city -- and live in an RV. "People ask why we don't just move away, but I've worked my whole life to work for... continue reading
Melissa Suniga and her mother had been renting a three-bedroom Phoenix house for less than a year when their landlord, Blackstone Group LP’s Invitation Homes, gave them the chance to buy it. Suniga, a 40-year-old childcare worker, used her security deposit and $2,000 she’d saved from her income-tax... continue reading

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My husband and I have recently been evicted from our home, we were living in a garage that had been converted into a little house which was still attached to the main house. The lady living main house was not paying rent, she was later informed that she would be evicted, and that she had thirty... continue reading


If you didn’t get evicted, you shouldn’t have an eviction on your record. Simple right? Unfortunately not in California. Under current law, if a tenant does not prevail in an eviction lawsuit within 60 days, all court records relating to the case become public. Credit agencies collect the... continue reading


Download resources to organize for rent control in your community. Rent control is an effective policy solution to curb rising rents and displacement. 12 cities in California already have these protections. Our toolkit draws from experience and lessons learned in these cities. Including facts,... continue reading

Upcoming Events

June 14, 2016 - 6pm to June 14, 2016 - 9pm
Tenants Together, California’s statewide organization for renters’ rights cordially invites you to a party to celebrate eight years of mobilizing tenants statewide for housing justice.   THANK YOU ALL FOR AN AMAZING EVENT THIS WEEK! SEE OUR LIST OF SPONSORS AND HONOREES BELOW...