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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                       
Tiffany Brown tells Spectrum New 1 when she rewinds back to 2008 her life was full of chaos. Addiction, homelessness and not being able to see her children on a regular basis haunted her life. A decade though later she's reinvented herself and what she sees for her future.
A Miami campaign called Smash the Slumlords started years ago when low-income tenants were fighting absentee landlords who had let their property devolve into a moldy, leaky health hazard. But the name reflects the fighting spirit that is needed to get any sort of affordable housing done in a hot... continue reading
Los Angeles has adopted sweeping regulations that will restrict how long people can rent out their homes using Airbnb, as well as which properties they will be allowed to list with the home-sharing service.

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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


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


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

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September 21, 2018 - 6pm to September 21, 2018 - 9pm
These are difficult times. Immigrants, people of color, and low-income communities are facing rising racism and exploitation promoted by our federal government. Amidst the national chaos, lawmakers in Sacramento are slowly waking up to the importance of tenants’ rights in our affordability crisis.