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The City of Garden Grove, Orange County, is moving forward with plans to eliminate over 100 units of affordable housing to make way for a hotel and water park. That's right, low-income seniors and families being tossed out of their homes for a water park.
August 12, 2009
Blogger and tenant attorney Dave Crow continues his discussion about implied warranty of habitability and what tenants can do to get landlords to make needed repairs.
Santa Monica may soon be considering laws that require landlords to designate units in apartments and condominiums as smoking or non-smoking.
  • Los Angeles
In this OpEd piece, Dean Baker of the Center for Economic and Policy Research argues that giving homeowners the right to stay in their homes as renters after foreclosure would help stem problems related with the current foreclosure crisis.
After a two-year legal battle with the city of Carson, James Goldstein is nearing his goal of subdividing Colony Cove Mobile Estates which will have the effect of eliminating city rent control at the mobile home park.
  • Los Angeles
Mission Garden Apartments in Santa Cruz will soon join more than 40 other properties supervised by Bay Area management firm the John Stewart Company in mandating what some argue are an unreasonable number of rules and regulations for its tenants to live by.
  • Santa Cruz
After a renter leaves a foreclosed home, the property deteriorates. This week the Watsonville City Council will consider designating the house a public nuisance in violation of an ordinance requiring registration and maintenance of foreclosed homes.
  • Santa Cruz
The Perris City Council took a major step toward enacting mandatory rent controls Tuesday night but intends to continue negotiating with the mobile home park owner whose tenants have been seeking rent relief.
  • Riverside
The owners of Cavalier Mobile Estates, a large, rent-controlled mobile home park in Oceanside, have sued the city and its rent review commission for refusing a request to raise rates.
  • San Diego
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  • San Diego
The owner of Besaro Mobile Home Park in Fremont, who is seeking a 43% rent increase for tenants, says he intends to eventually convert the land to another use.
  • Alameda
Some residents in Temecula have been concerned about increased crime and other problems in an proposed affordable housing complex. City Officials toured similar, recently-built projects in Orange County and learned that these concerns are likely unfounded.
  • Riverside
Due to higher vacancy rates and other factors, now may be a good time to negotiate a rent reduction with your landlord according to the Wall Street Journal.
A three-year dispute over a potential major rent increase at a mobile home park for individuals 55 and over will be heard by an administrative law judge starting August 10.
  • Alameda
Reporter Michael Turko speaks with tenants in foreclosure situations who are asserting their rights and with San Diego's Tenants Legal Center.
  • San Diego
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  • San Diego
In this video a KTLA reporter visits a Hemet neighborhood with a high number of foreclosures and interviews tenants from these properties facing eviction.
  • Los Angeles
East Palo Alto officials said Thursday they were on track to submit a new rent control law to San Mateo County in time for it to appear on November ballots.
  • San Mateo
Former West Hollywood city council member, Steve Martin, comments on the recent affirmation by the Court of Appeals of the LA Superior Court's decision which ruled that the Costa Hawkins Act invalidated inclusionary housing requirements for new development.
  • Los Angeles
August 5, 2009
Ronald Reed, the owner of a mobile home park in Capitola plans to close the park and displace its residents. He has retained a property rights attorney who has represented clients that have broken strict rent control agreements at other California mobile home parks.
  • Santa Cruz
A justice in State Supreme Court has upheld the legality of New York City’s tenant anti-harassment law, which for the first time gave renters the right to sue their landlords in Housing Court for using threats or other disruptive tactics to try to force them out.
Apartment dwellers in many of the 16 four-plexes on Mobley Lane in Hemet say they're being evicted as some of the property owners are being foreclosed on.
  • Riverside

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