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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                       
Rents are likely to rise faster for older, class-B apartments in 2019 than for any other class of apartment property. We expect Class-B to continue to have the strongest average rent growth, as it has through recent history,” says Andrew Rybczynski, senior consultant at research firm the CoStar... continue reading
The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors voted unanimously Tuesday, Jan. 15, to spend $5 million to prevent housing discrimination, including drafting an ordinance to prohibit landlords from denying renters who use Section 8 vouchers. Supervisor Sheila Kuehl recommended doing more to enforce and... continue reading
As Seattle’s median income has continued to rise in recent years, high-rent burdens have plagued lower-income renters, some of whom are falling behind on rent. A September 2018 report by the Seattle Women’s Commission and the Housing Justice Project of the King County Bar Association showed that 86... 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

What is Costa-Hawkins?   For over twenty years, the Costa-Hawkins Rental Housing Act has been a disaster for California renters. A special-interest statewide law backed by the real estate industry that passed in 1995, Costa-Hawkins ties the hands of cities when it comes to protecting tenants... continue reading

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Only 20 out of 482 cities in California protect tenants against rent hikes and arbitrary evictions. That means most of California’s tenants can be evicted for no reason at all, and can have their rents raised by any amount their landlord wants. That’s why tenants are rising up across the state to... continue reading

Upcoming Events

February 13, 2019 - 9am
New Tenant Bills Taking Effect 2019 The state legislature remains beholden to the real estate interests that roam the halls of the Capitol and fund political campaigns of both major parties.  Real estate industry power in Sacramento was on full display in 2018 with the following losses in the... continue reading