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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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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE March 12, 2018 Contact: Shanti Singh 415.495.8100 x1007   New Paper Challenges Misguided Stanford Rent Control Study                       
Four years ago, Chelsea Lutz moved to Los Angeles from Cleveland to pursue a career writing and directing films. "I needed a really cheap apartment," she said. She found one in Koreatown, where she didn't particularly want to live, but it was all she could afford. Today, Lutz, 28, shares a rent-... continue reading
Though rent increases happen often enough, especially in the Bay Area, it’s illegal amid a state of emergency like the North Bay wildfires. But a real estate agent is accused of raising the monthly rent on a property in Novato amid the devastating blazes. On Tuesday, California Attorney General... continue reading
Two years ago, City Limits wrote about an affordable housing preservation deal under Mayor Bloomberg that tenants and advocates say was disastrous and non-transparent, leading to skyrocketing rents and evictions for many tenants. Those tenants, with the support of Legal Services Corporation A and... 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

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!