Nor Cal regional - June 8
So Cal regional - late June
Statewide - Long Beach early October
In 2017, tenant organizations across the state came together to support emerging grassroots tenant organizing and deepen our strength as a movement for housing justice. Called “California Renter Power,” over 400 people attended the assembly, representing dozens of organizations from around California. Over two days at Alameda High School in the Bay Area, we shared skills, built lasting relationships, and planned how to advance our campaigns through 2018 and beyond.
Since then, tenants have launched over a dozen new campaigns for rent control across the state and fought hard for for Prop 10, the ballot measure to return to cities the right to expand rent control. These campaigns are part of a growing “renter resistance” that goes beyond policy fights to include rent strikes, the formation of new tenants unions, and a hunger for creating long term solutions for housing stability and community control of land and housing.
The California Renter Power assembly is a movement space led by tenant organizations through Tenants Together, statewide campaigns through Alliance of Californians for Community Empowerment, and part of a nationwide strategy through Homes for All California and Right to the City to build a base for housing justice from the ground up. Our purpose is to develop democratic unity, transform ourselves, and build a movement. We understand that only by doing so can we win and defend local and state policies that protect the rights of California renters.