News and Views

San Diego anti-tobacco groups are lobbying to pass rules and legislation that would restrict smoking in apartments and condominiums.
  • San Diego
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  • San Diego
This article reports on a day of evictions by San Diego County sheriff's deputies.
  • San Diego
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  • San Diego
A tenant activist who is a a resident of East Palo Alto's Page Mill Properties alleges that he was bribed with a money offer by the landlord to stop his activism.
  • San Mateo
February 6, 2009
ACORN is organizing neighborhoods to oppose evictions.
  • Alameda
A new study conducted by the University of Georgia found that calculators designed to show potential benefits of buying over renting are misleading.
Los Angeles commercial landlords are supplementing their rental income by posting advertising signs on their properties.
  • Los Angeles
The landlord of a victim of the Los Angeles Christmas eve massacre has attempted to collect rent and damages from the victims family because she provided "insufficient notice to vacate."
A Bakersfield family seeks answers to common questions around renters' rights in foreclosure situations.
  • Kern
Freddie Mac will allow borrowers who have had their homes foreclosed on to stay in the properties as tenants under negotiated rental agreements.
Despite falling rental prices in Ventura County, many families are unable to afford the rents.
  • Ventura
January 29, 2009
This Mother Jones article looks at the number of foreclosure and mortgage crisis related suicides and incidents of violence. In many cases, people were driven to desperate measures after receiving eviction notices.
The Wall Street Journal reports on a notorious San Francisco landlord's recent deal to deed 51 of its properties back to the lender.
  • San Francisco
Two men who scammed renters into renting foreclosed homes they did not own were each sentenced to 90 days in jail.
  • Orange
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  • San Diego
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  • San Diego
A Queens landlord refused to renew the lease of tenants who posted comments that were critical of the apartment complex on a web forum.
To get his tenant to move out, an NYC landlord removed the tenant's toilet, stove, and other fixtures.
Tenant activists in East Palo Alto have put together an extraordinarily comprehensive website that provides essential details of their ongoing struggle against the infamous Page Mill Properties to preserve affordable housing and rent control in their city. Check out www.epa-tenants.org and learn how you can help the tenants of EPA keep their homes.
January 22, 2009
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