In November, California voters could repeal a controversial 1995 housing law that limited rent control across the state. Cities like Berkeley, which has one of the most comprehensive rent-control policies around, will face decisions about what to do with their housing if the law is repealed.
Sacramento Mayor Darrell Steinberg said Thursday he opposes a rent control ballot measure being pushed by the powerful Service Employees International Union labor union and is instead drafting an ordinance with protections for renters he plans to bring to the City Council this summer.
Tuesday’s California primary election brought good news for renters and tenant activists, and potential headaches for budget hawks as voters approved Proposition F, a new law that will provide a lawyer for every SF tenant facing possible eviction.
According to the proposition’s text:
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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
Every day, California tenants are evicted for pure profit while landlords don't need to provide any reason for mass evictions and rent hikes. Tenants can follow all the rules and still find themselves out on the street, especially when those tenants are low-income. California State Assembly Bill... 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
September 23, 2017 - 9am to September 24, 2017 - 5pm
September 23, 2017 • 8:00 AM- 5PM
September 24, 2017 • 8:00 AM-5PM
Alameda High School
**Space is limited and priority will be given to tenants and tenant organizers to attend.
DEADLINE TO REGISTER WAS MONDAY SEPT 11TH!