News and Views

KTVU reports on San Francisco's efforts to keep tenants in their homes after foreclosures.
  • San Francisco
A group of convicted sex offenders may be evicted as a result of a bounced government check.
A Salinas family is living in a motel after an eviction from their East-Salinas apartment. The family is having a hard time finding a new place to live because the parents are currently unemployed.
  • Monterey
Fannie Mae announced that it will allow renters to remain in foreclosed on properties and that it would be signing new month-to-month rental agreements with the tenants.
President Elect Obama has nominated the current New York City housing commissioner, Shaun Donovan, to head the Department of Housing and Urban Development. Affordable housing advocates are encouraged by the pick.
Rhode Island Groups tenants' advocates have organized to begin blockading tenant-occupied foreclosed homes to help protect renters from eviction.
An Oklahoma man who was bringing his wife home from the hospital confessed to shooting her because he was unable to tell her that they had been evicted from their home.
This San Diego Union-Tribune article examines the current San Diego rental market.
  • San Diego
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  • San Diego
The National Mortgage News Online offers national news on tenants affected by foreclosures.
The Public Safety Committee of the Los Angeles City Council approved a measure that would allow landlords to evict tenants who use illegal firearms within a thousand feet of the rental property.
  • Los Angeles
The steering committee of Santa Monicans for Renters' Rights voted on Saturday not to challenge a close victory of the first Rent Board candidate not backed by the organization.
  • Los Angeles
Tenants of a 28-unit complex owned by a Jewish non-profit, Or Khaim Hashalom, face eviction as a result of proposed renovation. The tenants allege that they would be displaced to make room for Jewish refugees.
  • Los Angeles
In an effort to avoid an increase in renter-occupied homes, Paul Biane, chairman of the San Bernardino Board of Supervisors has spearheaded efforts to form an organization that would buy foreclosed on homes and sell them buyers who intend to occupy the properties. Biani is quoted as follows: "We want owner-occupied homes, not renter-occupied homes."
  • Riverside
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  • San Bernardino
December 7, 2008
This article examines the effects of speculators on a San Diego neighborhood that seems particularly affected by the mortgage crisis.
  • San Diego
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  • San Diego
This article explores alleged harassment of East Palo Alto tenants by Page Mill Properties.
  • San Mateo
Even though the "The Times is generally wary of restrictions on landlords," this editorial supports the City Council's President's moratorium on evictions of tenants who occupy foreclosed homes.
  • Los Angeles
December 3, 2008
A Fresno man was jailed and charged with felony theft for renting out foreclosed properties he did not own.
  • Fresno
Over 20 seniors gathered in Selma to protest the elimination of the tax rebates. The action was part of the statewide Day of Action to restore tax rebates to low-income senior, blind and disabled Californians.
  • Fresno
With the help of a local advocacy group, PUEBLO, tenants of a Santa Barbara apartment complex scheduled to be renovated have been able to increase their eviction notice through mediation.
  • Santa Barbara

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