Renters Fight Merced for Tenant Rights
by Lemor Abrams
, CBS47 TV
May 25th, 2012
Merced renters packed Merced City Chambers Monday, as council members reconsidered the "Just Cause For Eviction" law that protects renters from being evicted from their homes after foreclosure.
Recession makes renting a nightmare
by Nisa Islam Muhammad
, The Final Call
May 14th, 2011
According to a report by the National Low Income Housing Coalition, American renters on average must earn over $20 an hour to afford a modest apartment, yet the average renter makes much less.
Visalia City Council to take up mobile-home rent ordinance
by GERALD CARROLL
, Visalia Times-Delta
February 13th, 2010
A Visilia space-rent ordinance expires in May and a new ordinance is being drafted by the city council. Mobile-home residents claim that owners of Visalia's 10 mobile-home residential parks routinely gouge new residents while relentlessly pushing up rents on helpless long-term residents on fixed incomes who have no other cost-effective housing option.
November 2nd, 2009
The Merced Community Action Agency has released "Homeless Prevention and Rapid Re-Housing Program Funds." These funds may be able to help to help tenants pay rent for a limited period of time.
Grant will help Turlock renters
by Ken Carlson
, Modesto Bee
September 24th, 2009
The state has awarded $1.5 million in federal recovery money to provide rental assistance for Turlock residents hit hard by the recession. The grant was awarded this week to the nonprofit Stanislaus Community Assistance Project, which worked with the city of Turlock and other groups to apply.
Renter claims rights are being violated
KERO 23 TV
September 18th, 2009
A southwest Bakersfield family renting a foreclosed home claims the new owner is unfairly trying to kick them out just four days after he bought the home. This news piece includes an interview with Gabe Treves of Tenants Together.
Sheriff: Increase In Fraudulent Evictions
KERO 23 TV
September 8th, 2009
The Kern County Sheriff’s Office says it has noticed an increase in the number of fraudulent evictions in recent months. Generally this involves a landlord that does not wish to spend the money or time to follow the legal requirements of an eviction.
Will your rental home be foreclosed?
by Peggy Gardiner
, Modesto Bee
July 26th, 2009
While everyone is talking about the foreclosure crisis and how it affects homeowners, no one seems to be addressing the crisis facing renters. This piece recommends that prospective renters go to the county recorder's office to learn about the status of the mortgage.
Agents speak out on tenant's plans
by Jessica Shillings
, Daily Independent
July 23rd, 2009
On August 5, the Ridgcrest City Council will make its final decision on an eviction protection ordinance intended to protect tenants from displacement after foreclosure. Local realtors say the passage of this ordinance would discourage construction of new apartment complexes.
VIDEO: Hidden Victims of the Foreclosure Crisis
by Christine Park
, KFSN TV
July 22nd, 2009
Hundreds of Valley families are paying their rent on time, and still getting evicted. It's all due to a foreclosure crisis they say they did nothing to create. Tenants Together is featured in this news piece. From KFSN TV in Fresno.
Controversy Dogs Campus Pointe Project
by Cyndee Fontana
, Fresno Bee
April 19th, 2009
A controversial large mixed-use complex, containing more than 200 residential units, will earn California State University, Fresno more than a $1 million annually in rent.
Selma seniors protest against state cuts
by Ira Sather-Olson
, Selma Enterprise
Over 20 seniors gathered in Selma to protest the elimination of the tax rebates. The action was part of the statewide Day of Action to restore tax rebates to low-income senior, blind and disabled Californians.
S.J. Renters Feel Misled
by Zachary K. Johnson
October 31st, 2008
This article from the San Joaquin valley tells the stories of several tenants who feel that they have been intimidated by realty companies into leaving their homes before they are legally required to after a foreclosure.
Another Door to Foreclosure
by Sanford Nax
, Fresno Bee
July 31st, 2008
This Fresno Bee article describes how an entire neighborhood of renters in Visalia is disappearing as a result foreclosures. Two tenants in one of the foreclosed rental properties have also been laid off from their jobs-one by a construction company, the other by a bank.
$29 Million Awarded in Kings County Apartment Fire
by Pablo Lopez
, Fesno Bee
July 9th, 2008
Relatives of a Kings county family who died in an apartment fire were awarded $29 million in wrongful death damages against the property management company who failed to maintain smoke alarms in the unit.
Renters Step Into Foreclosed Home Danger
May 23rd, 2008
A Bakersfield couple faced foreclosures in the last two homes they rented. According to this article, a rental company is under no legal obligation to inform renters whether a house is in default.
Housing Crisis Hits Renters Hard
by Bianna Golodryga, Vanessa Weber, and Angela Chambers
, ABC News
April 28th, 2008
ABC News covers the story of a Stockton family who find themselves in a tight rental market as a result of being evicted from their rented home due to a foreclosure.
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