News and Views

October 8, 2008
Tenants of several San Diego non-profit and low-income housing developments worry about being able to afford their rent increases. Operators of these non-profit housing developments say that rent increases are necessary to cover rising operations costs.
  • San Diego
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  • San Diego
Fire investigation report reveals no working smoke detectors in West Oakland apartment building where fire killed a 60 year-old tenant.
  • Alameda
Tenants Together's Dean Preston discusses impacts of the bailout bill.
The Rent Stabilization Board responds to harassment of tenants by lenders. A Berkeley couple shares their experience with a lender after the home they rent goes through foreclosure.
  • Alameda
Union members and community activists organize to get Mayor Villaraigosa to commit to a plan to preserve affordable housing in Los Angeles.
  • Los Angeles
Page Mill Properties was temporarily prohibited by a judge last Friday from enforcing rent hikes on tenants of its East Palo Alto units.
  • San Mateo
UC Berkeley's The Daily Californian discusses the impact of the Governor's veto of AB 1333 on tenants in East Bay foreclosed properties.
  • Alameda
Vacancy rates in San Diego have dropped, while rents have increased. This article attributes these developments to a rise in San Diego foreclosures.
  • San Diego
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  • San Diego
September 28, 2008
According to Redding.com, Redding mirrors a nation-wide trend with a rise in the number of renter households.
  • Shasta
This Eureka Reporter article examines the effects of the Governor's vetoes on social services for Californians.
  • Humboldt
Tenants Together's director exposes the hidden provisions of Prop. 6 that hurt California tenants.
September 22, 2008
This Daily News article describes the plight of Southern California renters affected by foreclosures, including harassment tactics at the hands of lenders.
  • Los Angeles
This Monterey Herald article looks at the impact of the mortgage crisis in Monterey county.
  • Monterey
Page Mill Properties has handed over records of rent increases to the city of about 2,200 rent increases it imposed on its tenants over the past year. The city alleges that the rent increases are illegal.
A new student housing development in San Luis Obispo may cause local rents to decrease.
  • San Luis Obispo
This San Diego Business Journal article looks at the possible effects of foreclosures on the San Diego rental market.
  • San Diego
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  • San Diego
This piece is about a group of tenants in one Sacramento area community who have been paying rent to the same Modesto-based landlord. Despite collecting the tenants' rental payments, the landlord never made a single mortgage payment.
  • Sacramento
September 12, 2008
This Daily Journal article discusses the efforts of L.A. Healthy Homes Collaborative to get the city of Los Angeles to enforce protections of tenants from lead-based paint poisoning.

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