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The article, “Rent control spreading to Bay Area suburbs, to economists’ dismay,” (Sept. 10, 2016), to our dismay does not quote a single economist who has evaluated the ballot measures in question. In fact, economists have not objectively studied rent control as it exists in California. Decades... continue reading
The November 2016 election ballot is daunting, to say the least, but there are some real gems at the city and county levels that renters and those who want to fight against gentrification and displacement don't want to miss. We've put together a simple flyer to use when you vote. This year, when... continue reading
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE October 13, 2016    **MEDIA ADVISORY** California Apartment Association Lies About Government Agency Position in Anti-Rent Control Mailer, Tenants Protest Tenants protest CAA’s deceptive campaign and will file complaint with the Fair Political Practices Commission (FPPC)  
WHEN ELENORE WILLIAMS' family of seven moved into a new apartment in 2013 and found it infested with fleas, she says, management’s response was to give her a bottle of Hot Shot insect killer spray. “The landlord did not make repairs,” Williams wrote in court documents. “[The] dishwasher hasn’t... continue reading

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Stockton, San Joaquin
I was the on-site manager. I was fired for fixing the apartments to gov code . I was doing my job. Owners were not in compliance with housing standards . Now they have sent people to break my windows they have been harassing me for months now. I have also been served with a three day notice. 


If you don't think landlords have a right to unlimited rent increases and to evict tenants for any reason, then you believe in rent control to curb rents and just cause to prevent unfair evictions.


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

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Contacts: Malcolm Torrejón Chu at Media@RightToTheCity.org , Aimee Inglis at 415-495-8100 x1001 and aimee@tenantstogether.org   FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE   Thursday September 15th, 2016   Actions in 10 California Cities for National Renters’ Day of Action Sept. 22, 2016