Tenants Together tracks state and local legislation affecting tenant rights. We are frequently called upon by legislators and allies to weigh in on legislation with the direct experience of tenants. Tenants Together has sponsored crucial tenant protection bills and has worked to make sure tenants, organizers, and attorneys understand new laws once they are passed.
We work both translocally in key cities and in the state legislature. Most of our organizing campaigns include a legislative demand. Our proudest wins include passing just cause for eviction post-foreclosure in the city of Merced and Ridgecrest in 2010, getting key tenant protections statewide for tenant victims of foreclosure in 2012, passing rent control in Richmond, CA in 2015 and 2016, and supporting campaigns for rent control in Alameda, Mountain View, San Mateo, Burlingame, Santa Rosa, and Pacifica in 2016 and 2017.