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July 31, 2019
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.  
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Inside the Wildly Popular Forum Where Landlords Plot to Screw You Over  VICEIt's a terrifying window into the tenant/landlord power dynamic—and a national housing hellscape.
Santa Maria explores potential model lease, rent stabilization for mobile home parks  Santa Maria TimesSince last fall, the city of Santa Maria has worked to facilitate talks between mobile home park residents and park owners in an effort to preserve affordable living ...
Meet the eviction defenders helping to keep tenants at home  The Christian Science MonitorA San Francisco program that guarantees legal counsel to renters reflects a reconsideration of the balance between landlords and tenant rights.
Lawsuit seeks to stop L.A. from seizing and discarding homeless people's belongings  Los Angeles TimesA law allows sanitation crews in Los Angeles to seize and destroy property kept by homeless people on city sidewalks. A new lawsuit challenges that practice.
Larkspur to consider tenant protection laws  Marin Independent JournalA series of new laws aimed at protecting renters from displacement is under consideration in Larkspur, officials said Wednesday.
Oakland women’s shelter faces eviction after 75 percent rent hike  East Bay TimesOAKLAND — As the Bay Area's homelessness crisis grows more intense, one small East Bay shelter — and all its residents — are facing eviction after a ...
Fullerton may consider a moratorium on rent hikes for mobile home parks  OCRegisterFullerton officials are looking at a moratorium on rent increases for mobile home parks as a possible way to protect hundreds facing steep hikes this fall from ...
San Jose: New urban village plans could displace low-income renters  San José SpotlightA new development planned for west San Jose is expected to displace a handful of mostly low-income San Jose residents to make way for a new mixed-use ...
Developer fails to lure homeless residents away from Oakland encampment with cash  San Francisco ChronicleA tense standoff occurred early Friday outside Home Depot in Oakland's Fruitvale between homeless advocates, residents of the encampment and a man, who ...
Alameda briefs: Filipino group lauds rent control ordinance  East Bay TimesThe group Filipino Advocates for Justice (FAJ) is applauding the Alameda City Council for passing a rent control ordinance, setting a cap on rent increases at 70 ...
'There's More Of Us Than Landlords': Tenant Organizing In The Trump Era  ShadowproofTenants throughout the U.S. struggle with the high cost of living and loss of their homes, but are escalating a grassroots movement for housing justice.
LA Tenants Union calls out Housing Department for allowing illegal Ellis Act evictions  Knock LAOn Wednesday afternoon, a crowd of roughly 50 people attended a rally organized by the LA Tenants Union (LATU) outside of the LA Housing and Community ...
‘I’m scared:’ Single mother of five fights eviction from SF public housing  San Francisco ChronicleShantel McClendon says she's tried to play by the rules to keep a roof over the heads of her five kids. But after a tumultuous two years in which she struggled to ...
Activists and tenants of 1049 Market Street hold signs as they stage a protest against the landlord's attempts to evict them from the building on March 8, 2016 in San Francisco. (Photo credit: Justin Sullivan/Getty Images) I’ve long been curious about a Vietnamese coffee shop in Chicago’s Pilsen neighborhood.
Rents on controlled apartments in Los Angeles can now rise 4%. Blame inflation  Los Angeles TimesFor the first time in a decade, landlords of roughly 624000 rent-controlled units in Los Angeles can raise rent by 4% rather than 3%.
Concord fails to prepare for ripple of Bay Area housing crisis  SFBayIn the chaotic environment of the Bay Area's ongoing housing crisis, few suburban cities personify the region's rent woes more clearly than Concord, where ...
Vallejo City Council ratifies proclamation capping rent increases  Vallejo Times HeraldA short-handed Vallejo City Council met Wednesday to ratify a proclamation issued by City Manager Greg Nyhoff declaring a housing crisis in the city, and ...
Letter: Rent control is falsely vilified as discouraging building  The Mercury NewsBuilders haven't been building enough, even without rent control.
Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you’ll know there is a housing crisis – and even if you have been, your rent has probably gone up. Despite house prices having fallen slightly as a result of diminished consumer confidence, housing continues to devour outrageous amounts of income.

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