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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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Santa Rosa voters face a decision on whether to adopt rent control in Sonoma County's largest city. Here are answers to some of the most frequent questions about Measure C. Who would be affected by Santa Rosa’s rent control law? Anyone living in an apartment built before Feb. 1, 1995, would be... continue reading
On May 3, Silicon Valley Realtors joined over 2,500 California Realtors in Sacramento for Legislative Day. Legislative Day is the one day each year when the state’s realtors meet with their respective legislators and discuss bills that could impact homeowners and private property rights. Realtors... continue reading
Welcome to another episode of the top-rated game show, “Who Can Really Afford to Rent in the Bay Area?” I’m your host, It Beats the Heck Out of Me. On the last episode, the audience got to play the role of a distressed renter attempting to survive while living in poor conditions and working for low... continue reading
The trial of Michael Marr and two of his business associates, Gregory Casorso and Javier Sanchez, began today at a federal courthouse in Oakland. Marr, Casorso, and Sanchez are accused of rigging public auctions of foreclosed homes during the Great Recession. Starting in 2008, Marr's company,... continue reading

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Tenant Voices

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. 

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California State Assembly Bill 291 (Chiu) would improve protections for immigrant tenants against intimidation and retaliation by landlords. This bill proactively addresses rising dangers facing both documented and undocumented immigrants in California.

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

June 15, 2017 - 6pm to June 15, 2017 - 9pm
Join us in celebrating 9 years of mobilizing tenants statewide for housing justice! With new rent control laws in Richmond and Mountain View, growing calls to repeal Costa Hawkins, and a surge in tenant activism statewide, this year we are highlighting this critical movement moment. Our work is key... continue reading