News and Views

This Chronicle article covers efforts to protect tenants from utility shutoffs in foreclosure situations.
  • Alameda
CBS5 reports on a federal court ruling on the constitutionality of a rent control ordinance in San Rafael.
Ventura county passes a law that would prohibit condo conversions for mobile parks, unless majority of tenants vote to approve plans for conversion.
  • Ventura
Beyond Chron exposes the rhetoric of an apartment owner association.
The Oakland Tribune covers Saturday's rally in Oakland against Prop. 98.
In Los Angeles, a wide coalition of groups came together to call on Mayor Villaraigosa and the City Council to accept Housing LA's three-point affordable housing proposal, which includes taking measures to protect existing affordable housing at risk of demolitions and condo conversions.
  • Los Angeles
This article in the L.A. Times describes lender harassment to evict tenants, including how a lender stopped paying the water bill in a bid to evict tenants from an Oakland duplex.
SF Chronicle publishes letter to the editor from Tenants Together
March 5, 2008
Landlord Landmark Equities must pay $10 million in fines and restitution to tenants!
March 5, 2008
This L.A. Times article covers the impact of foreclosures on renters, with particular focus on Southern CA.
The SF Chronicle covers the impact of foreclosures on renters, with particular emphasis on the SF Bay Area.
This New York publication covers California tenants' effort to save rent control, and quotes Tenants Together Executive Director Dean Preston and board member Larry Gross.
This article in the LA Times highlights the fight over rent control that will be on the June 2008 ballot.
Inland's Valley Daily Bulletin presents the struggle of an increasing number of seniors in finding affordable housing.
January 19, 2008
This article in Beyond Chron reports on the Tenant Convention in San Francisco against the initiative to ban rent control.
This article highlights the impact of foreclosures on California tenants, an issue that has been largely ignored as the media focuses on the impact of foreclosure on homeowners.
A billionaire who housing activists say displaced families in Oakland now has his sights on a project in Berkeley.
Alert from CES: As of July 1, 2008, the annual allowable automatic rent adjustment rate for rental units subject to Rent Stabilization Ordinance (RSO) is 3%, and new relocation payment amounts have been set.

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