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

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California’s statewide tenants’ rights organization warned on Wednesday that double-digit rent increases following recent wildfires violate Penal Code 396, the state’s anti-price gouging laws. The cap on rent increases was triggered by the Governor’s declarations of states of emergency in nine... continue reading
Assembly Closes Door on Legislative Fix Last week, the Democratic-controlled Assembly Housing Committee voted down a bill to repeal the Costa-Hawkins Act. And with committee members like Ed Chau, who represents Monterrey Park, treating the tenant side with contempt, Democrats demonstrated that... continue reading
Rent is on the rise in the Central Valley. The Central Valley experienced some of the fastest growing rents in the mid-sized city category, according to a study by RENTCafe, a website that connects renters with properties. The five-year analysis revealed that the average rent in Stockton, Lodi,... continue reading
Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf and Oakland Housing Authority officials today announced new financial incentives for property owners to accept low-income families as renters and help ease the city's affordable housing crisis. Speaking at a news conference at the OHA's headquarters in downtown Oakland,... continue reading

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Tenant Voices

Liz
Thousand Oaks, Ventura
I am being retaliatiated against, extortion, grievance hearings cancelled, private property searched during inspections, charging tenants for wear and tear, not giving  disabled with ssa bebeno  due process, constructive eviction for tenant organizing and speaking up when PHA breaks its own rules..... continue reading

Campaigns

The Costa-Hawkins Rental Housing Act has been a disaster for California renters. A special-interest law backed by the real estate industry that passed in 1995 statewide, Costa-Hawkins ties the hands of cities when it comes to protecting tenants from landlords who charge runaway rents.

Resources

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

September 23, 2017 - 9am to September 24, 2017 - 5pm
TWO DAYS! 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!