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The global health crisis caused by Coronavirus ("COVID-19") is impacting every aspect of our lives; work, school, social gatherings, etc. People around the country are losing wages due to illness, caring for children at home due to school closures, or as a result of shelter-in-place orders.  Additionally, millions of workers have been furloughed or lost their jobs due to cancellations of large scale events, classes, conferences, etc.  

Southern California Counseling Bootcamp a success!

Over 80 tenant-leaders and organizers from around the Southern California region including Santa Clarita, Glendale, Pasadena, Los Angeles, Long Beach, Santa Ana, Anaheim, San Diego, Palm Springs and more gathered together for a two-day bootcamp on tenant counseling and how to integrate counseling and organizing. Facilitation was led by Tenants Together staff and hotline counseling volunteers, as well as member organization Strategic Action for a Just Economy (SAJE) and allies Disability Rights Advocates and Latino Health Access.

 

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.

 

The U.S. Housing Market is Deeply Unfair: Here's How You Can Help

Fifty years after the passage of the Fair Housing Act, the US housing market is anything but fair. In stark contrast to the racially and economically integrated neighborhoods envisioned by 1960s-era reformers, the United States housing market today is characterized by striking inequality: precipitously rising rents accompanied by high rates of eviction and homelessness in US cities, along with exploding luxury construction marketed to the wealthy.

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