News and Views

Helen Rippier Wheeler argues that the Berkeley Housing Authority should receive a subsidy from the City of Berkeley.
  • Alameda
At a town hall meeting in the San Fernando Valley this week, the LAPD warned homeowners and renters of common scams involving foreclosed properties.
  • Los Angeles
Tenants of a mobile home park in Ventura county and sponsors of a rent control initiative have filed complaints with the Secretary of State alleging that the park owner misled voters into signed an opposing initiative.
Tenants of a Page Mill Properties' four-plex were given eviction notices. The tenants feel that they are being targeted for their activism against the landlord.
  • San Mateo
The San Luis Obispo Tribune reports on the passage of new tenant protections in Helping Families Save Their Homes Act.
  • San Luis Obispo
Due to the high number of consumer complaints, the California Department of Real Estate has accused a Huntington Beach rental listing service of fraud.
Gavin Newsom accepted a $25,000 campaign contribution from a real estate investor, Thomas J. Coates, who last year contributed over $1 million to Proposition 98.
  • San Francisco
This Associated Press article looks at a Georgia company and the trend of an increase in lease-to-buy options for renters.
A blog of San Francisco's Examiner promotes Tenants Together's Tenant Foreclosure Hotline.
  • San Francisco
To entice recent university graduates to sign one-year leases, a southern California apartment leasing company is offering a free month of rent.
  • Orange
The Los Angeles Times follows two sheriff's deputies as they perform post-foreclosure evictions, including evictions on renters occupying the homes.
  • Los Angeles
The Daily Independent reports on the efforts of La Mirage tenants to bring attention to their plight.
  • Kern
The Daily Blaze publishes Tenants Together's press release on the new federal law protecting tenants in foreclosure situations.
The News Review reports on La Mirage tenants dealing with a condo investment scheme that has led to foreclosures of their homes.
  • Kern
A new law passed by Congress and signed yesterday by President Obama provides protections for tenants whose landlords fall into foreclosure. Under the Helping Families Save Their Homes Act, tenants have the right to stay in their homes after foreclosure for 90 days or through the term of their lease, with limited exceptions. The bill also provides similar protections to housing voucher holders. The protections go into effect immediately and expire at the end of 2012.
VoiceofSanDiego.org follows the story of tenants dealing with a condo-investment scheme in Ridgecrest, Kern county.
  • Kern
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  • San Diego
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  • San Diego
The Department of Housing and Urban Development is giving out $100 million of federal stimulus money in grants to remove lead-based paint from low-income homes.
A hearing examiner has ruled in the favor of Page Mill tenants and against the landlord that rent increases charged by Page Mill Properties violate the city's rent control ordinance.

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