Eviction

ana

My name is Ana and I'm a mother of five children we are originally from Salinas, ca my life has change dramatically 3 years ago when my father in law past away my husnand change completly to a happy and goofy person he became angry and kept to himself we moved to arizona hoping he would cope better out there but we eneded up coming back to live where my parents lived at in Tracy, Ca A year ago we moved in with our neighbor my mom used to watch her kids she was going to rent us a very small camper trailer but then I suggested to get a big trailer because we're a family of 7 she agreed we mov

Jondeshia

Hello my name is Jondeshia and this is my story I wrote to the ceres courier almost a year ago and still havent found a place.
 

Tenants not offered much to relocate to new homes

Jul 6, 8:38 a.m.

Editor, 

Jon

Tenants and their supporters rallied in front of 1049 Market Street on November 12, demanding that landlord John Gall withdraw eviction notices for the building. Gall wants to convert residentially occupied units at 1049 Market to offices, a move that would displace tenants and reverse progress toward revitalizing Mid-Market. It’s the residents who keep the street alive after office workers leave, which is why the city is trying to increase housing in the area.

Sheldon

I was hired as a property manger for a single family dwelling with 8 rental units in Echo Park area. 1905 it was built. The day I moved in, she said I needed to provide my own heating! Some days were 55 degrees inside and warmer outside, as there was no insulation. A stroke of synchronicity, one week after I moved in, Building and Safety drives by the property on survey. Finally I have a conversation with the inspector and I asked him about the heating, he confirms heating is part of a warranty of habitability. The landlord becomes outraged.

Veronica

Hi my name is Veronica and i'm in need of help and getting a lawyer. My landlord has been doing some illegal stuff around the property and as a result my PG&E got shut off. I could not put in my name or anyone elses because PG&E was requesting a legit lease from the landlord, but he would not give me one what he provided was a hand written lease stating my residence.

Terrence

Today at 1:45pm EST I received a knock on my apartment door and I looked in the peephole to a unknown white female in a black blouse. I asked her who she was and she stated that she had “something to give me.” When I refused to open the door she became enraged and started kicking and bamming the door. I immediately called security feeling endangered. When I realized she was getting more enraged I called 911. When the police arrived I stated what happened and the lady walked off.

Pamela

I moved onto a 1bd with one service dog and two small dogs my daughter drop off one of our family dogs that been in our family for 11yr  the owner tells me I have 2 days to get rid of him and if I don't  he will revoke my lease  my ? Can the owner do this to me

Seattle Set to Propose Eviction Reform

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 86.5 percent of the nearly 1,500 Seattle residents who faced eviction proceedings in 2017 had failed to pay their rent.

Families Facing Homelessness After Tycoon Issues Eviction Notices

Dozens of families are facing the risk of homelessness after receiving eviction notices from one of Britain’s biggest and most controversial buy-to-let tycoons.

Fergus Wilson is giving 90 households in Ashford, Kent two months to get out after he decided to sell his 700 property portfolio in the county estimated to be worth more than £200m. He is expected to issue hundreds more evictions in the coming months before retiring to “take life easy”.

What Can Tenants Do When Rent Jumps?

Half of California’s renters spend more than 30 percent of their income on housing— housing experts call it “rent burdened.” A third of the state’s renters are considered “severely burdened” because they spend half of their paycheck on rent.

And rents in the state keep going up.

So, what rights do tenants have when the landlord asks for more?

KPBS’s Amita Sharma reached out to two experts for their perspective.

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