Oakland

Urban Habitat (Oakland)

Urban Habitat believes that every Bay Area resident has the right to safe, decent, and affordable housing. Current housing policies foster chronic housing insecurity in many communities, and contribute to gentrification, displacement, and the suburbanization of poverty. We advance a regional housing justice agenda that

1) Confronts this phenomenon and supports coalitions locally while developing a regional housing justice agenda and movement

2) Supports the development of policies that further housing rights as an essential element of stable and prosperous communities

The Law Offices of Andrew Wolff, P.C.

Andrew Wolff is an attorney working on behalf of injured people and tenants suing their landlord due to the poor conditions of their rental units. His practice is focused on personal injury and landlord-tenant litigation. Mr. Wolff has practiced law for twenty years, and has extensive experience in all phases of landlord-tenant and personal injury litigation. He is well known in the non-profit community, and volunteers on behalf of low income people.

John

I had rented a room from a man that was part of my Division. I stayed for several years and paid rent during that time in a timely manner. I was told on Wednesday, 27th I had 14 days to leave. That Friday I was told to leave that night. I came home Saturday to find my food out on the counter top that had been in the freezer and fridge going bad. I will be leaving, but feel this man needs to be reported. he tends to be gone most all the day. He reason for telling me to move on such short notice was his Girl Friend and Family were going to move in.

christopher

I have attempted to move in to a new appartment after just getting in town for work. I am having an issue with the property manager refusing to acmnowledge, a mold or moldew smell in a cupboarder under the sink. I think it is likely mold, my girlfriend and j noticed it as soon as we took possession of the property. We were probably overly trusting and took the keys and also signed the lease and gave a first months rent along with deposit.

Mark

Here is my story of what happened to me at the Oakland CA Rent Board. The Rent Board hears petitions, using a hearing officer, from tenants or landlords, to right claimed wrongs. The losing side may appeal to the Rent board to correct errors in the hearing officers' decision and ask for a re-hearing.

Mark

Here is my story of what happened to me at the Oakland CA Rent Board. The Rent Board hears petitions, using a hearing officer, from tenants or landlords to right claimed wrongs. The losing side may appeal to the Rent board to correct errors in the hearing officers' decision and ask for a re-hearing. 

 

James

As an Oakland native, I’m especially fond of the Bay Area, which is why I’ve been living in the same in-law unit in the Glenview district of Oakland since 1993 – twenty-one years and no regrets! Yet a less than a year ago I was served a 60-day notice to vacate the in-law unit I had been renteing, the byproduct of a loophole in Oakland’s housing laws: Three units or fewer with owner living onsite = no rent control (if owner lives off-site, then rent control is in effect).

Alexa

My landlord just underwent mold remediation in our unit. They have failed to provide us with the lab results despite my partner having cancer and our right to know the toxins we have been exposed to. They ignore our requests for furniture replacement and rent deduction.

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