News and Views

June 30, 2009
A Housing Court judge in New York dismisses a landlord's petition finding that a tenant's home was her primary residence despite her not personally meeting the 180-day-in-the-apartment-annually test.
A San Diego housing developer, the Amerland Group, has been accused of various criminal conduct against its low-income tenants.
  • Los Angeles
  • San Diego
  • San Diego
June 26, 2009
Tenants in the city of Ridgecrest, California are rising up and organizing to face a serious housing crisis triggered by a statewide real estate scam. We've been most fortunate at Tenants Together to have the opportunity to work with these inspiring tenants who have stood up for their rights, are working to form a new tenants association, and are pushing for local legislation that will help renters keep their homes -- renters who face eviction due to no fault of their own.
The Visalia Times-Delta reports that AB 761 passed the California Assembly after a re-vote.
This Palo Alto Online article describes the work of Community Legal Services of East Palo Alto, including eviction defense.
  • San Mateo
The San Jose Mercury News reports that AB 761, which was previously rejected by the California Assembly, passed yesterday.
  • Santa Clara
It is unfathomable that we allow slum housing in 21st century Los Angeles. But we do.
  • Los Angeles
A report by the California Reinvestment Coalition found that renters are routinely denied the return of their security deposits after foreclosure. The report discusses evictions of innocent tenants by national banks.
Some low-income tenants in Carlsbad are planning to attend a city council meeting in order to bring attention to rent increases that would displace them from the city.
  • San Diego
  • San Diego
This article from discusses different foreclosure scams targeting renters.
The San Jose Mercury reports on the initial rejection of AB 761 by the California Assembly.
Judith Liben, a Massachusetts housing attorney, and Tim H. Davis, an independent research consultant, make the argument that banks should be renting to tenants after a foreclosure.
The city of Visalia is considering passing a rent control ordinance for mobile home parks.
  • Tulare
The East Bay Express reports on the passage of the Richmond ordinance protecting renters from post-foreclosure evictions.
  • Contra Costa
This San Diego Union Tribune article discusses the argument that the $7,500 small claims limit in California should be raised.
Randy Shaw of looks at predatory lending practices of banks and the impact on tenants.
  • San Francisco
A group of North Hollywood tenants are being evicted after being told by bank representatives not to pay rent after the bank foreclosed on their homes.
This article discusses renter protections for military personnel who find themselves in foreclosure situations.
The San Jose Mercury News reports that an internal investigation is being conducting regarding allegations that a Palo Alto police lieutenant was hired by Page Mill Properties to harass a tenant activist.
  • San Mateo

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