News and Views
A blog of San Francisco's Examiner promotes Tenants Together's Tenant Foreclosure Hotline.
May 28, 2009
To entice recent university graduates to sign one-year leases, a southern California apartment leasing company is offering a free month of rent.
The Los Angeles Times follows two sheriff's deputies as they perform post-foreclosure evictions, including evictions on renters occupying the homes.
May 22, 2009
The Daily Independent reports on the efforts of La Mirage tenants to bring attention to their plight.
The Daily Blaze publishes Tenants Together's press release on the new federal law protecting tenants in foreclosure situations.
May 22, 2009
The News Review reports on La Mirage tenants dealing with a condo investment scheme that has led to foreclosures of their homes.
May 21, 2009
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.
May 21, 2009
VoiceofSanDiego.org follows the story of tenants dealing with a condo-investment scheme in Ridgecrest, Kern county.
May 20, 2009
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.
A group of Santa Cruz tenants are pleasantly surprised at the outcome of a foreclosure auction.
Page Mill Properties has a higher eviction rate against its tenants than the San Mateo County average.
Senator Leland Yee's bill, SB 782, protecting tenants from evictions based on the occurrence of domestic violence, was approved by the Senate Judiciary Committee.
The San Francisco Bay Guardian reports on the agreement of a San Francisco real estate investor and a Marin bank to purchase a rent-controlled building and use the Ellis Act to evict long-term tenants.
Senator Charles Schumer calls on the U.S. Treasury to protect renters occupying apartment buildings in foreclosure.
May 5, 2009
This New York Times article compares Fannie Mae's non-eviction policy for renters after foreclosures to the approach of other lenders that evict tenants who occupy foreclosed homes.
April 30, 2009
A federal judge ruled against closing a camp of farmworker housing on tribal land in Riverside county and has appointed a court receiver to oversee repairs to the park.