Legislative victories/defeats

Karlacey

Ive been a victim of discrimination as well as several other acts placed against me an my family leading up to  being wrongfully kicked out based off  a breech of contract due to in accurate charges placed on ledger bill. Property manager purposly manipulated my contract by finding loop holes to try an kick me out for at least 3months straight

SB 529 (Durazo) Supporting a Tenant's Right to Organize Clears Senate Judiciary Committee

On Tuesday, April 23, 2019, the State Senate Judiciary Committee in a 6-2 vote approved Senate Bill 529 (Durazo). The bill would prevent retaliatory evictions of tenants participating in a tenant association or rent strike. SB 529 will now head to the State Senate Appropriations Committee. The hearing date has yet to be determined.

 

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

The California Assembly Just Took A Major Test on Tenants’ Rights. They Failed Miserably.

It was a bloodbath on the Assembly floor last week. The victims: California’s poor and working class. The winners: big corporate interests — banks, landlords, and polluters. For those who are quick to criticize the US Congress but think California’s Democrat-controlled supermajority legislature is much better, think again: when it comes to corporate control, Sacramento is caught in the tight grip of corporate lobbyists.
 
A trio of tenant bills on the floor last week paints quite the picture:
 

New Tenants Together Report Reveals that Evictions in California are Triple Previous Estimates

One statistic is always missing from any debate on California housing: the number of tenants facing eviction annually. Tenants Together, California’s statewide organization for renters’ rights, recently obtained and analyzed eviction data from the state’s Judicial Council. Although the Judicial Council collects eviction data, its annual reports do not set forth its eviction data. Given the statewide displacement crisis, Tenants Together requested the raw eviction data which gives an important window into the scope of the crisis.
 

Housing Package Makes Strides Toward Building Affordable Housing But Fails to Protect Tenants from Displacement

Today, the “housing package” passed by the state Legislature was signed by Governor Brown. Two bills - SB 2 and SB 3 - will raise desperately needed funds for affordable housing. AB 1505, known as the “Palmer Fix” and previously vetoed by Governor Brown, will at long last restore the authority of local government to require a percentage of affordable housing units in new rental housing developments. Together, these bills will help get back some of the affordable housing funding that California has lost thanks to drastic cuts under the Brown Administration.

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

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