News and Views

Brian Leubitz of Calitics covers San Francisco's May 7th rally against Prop 98 in California Progress Report
Executive Director of Tenants Together is interviewed in this front page San Francisco Chronicle article on the rent control aspects of Proposition 98.
May 7, 2008
Charisse Domingo documents Page Mill tenants in East Palo Alto in a photo essay.
  • San Mateo
This New Times SLO editorial explains how far-reaching the consequences of Prop 98 could be, including its effects on future water projects, the environment, and California's renters.
  • San Luis Obispo
This Pasadena Weekly article reports on the devastating effects Prop 98 would have on affordable housing.
  • Los Angeles
Pasadena Star News reports on a man being criminally prosecuted for using eBay and Craigslist to con renters out of tens of thousands of dollars.
  • Los Angeles
Hollister Freelance reports that the San Benito County Board of Supervisors voted to oppose Prop 98.
  • San Benito
The Ventura County Star recognizes that Ventura county renters have been affected by the mortgage crisis.
  • Ventura
An editorial in the San Francisco Chronicle slams Prop. 98.
The Marin Independent Journal covers the impact of foreclosures on Marin renters.
  • Marin
In a housing discrimination case, Napa landlords agreed to pay $18,000 to a tenant they attempted to evict after she gave birth to one child and got pregnant with another. The landlords claimed that the tenant violated a contract limiting the number of occupants in the rental property.
  • Napa
L.A. Times provides an overview of these competing measures. Dean Preston of Tenants Together explains that Proposition 98 would strip tenants of basic protections, including rent control.
A San Mateo Daily Journal article reviews Prop 98 and Prop 99. Aside from eliminating rent control and other rental protections, Prop 98 would prohibit cities from mandating new developments to carry affordable housing. In San Mateo, Prop 98 could affect development plans for Millbrae Bay Area Rapid Transit Station.
  • San Mateo
Los Angeles launches a county-wide initiative to address a growing senior population. A part of the initiative will be focused on helping LA seniors deal with rising rental costs.
  • Los Angeles
Paul Hogarth of Beyond Chron covers Oakland's rally against Prop 98.
  • Alameda
This article covers a bill before the Senate Judiciary Committee that would allow rental property owners to ban smoking. Advocates for the poor express concern that the bill could lead to evictions of rent controlled tenants who violate a smoking ban.
April 28, 2008
ABC News covers the story of a Stockton family who find themselves in a tight rental market as a result of being evicted from their rented home due to a foreclosure.
  • San Joaquin
Dean Preston of Tenants Together explains to KCBS that Proposition 98 would eliminate basic renter protections in California.
April 28, 2008
A Marin court decision, which would eliminate rent control for mobile home owners, leaves thousands fearing that they will lose their homes due to mortgage payments and increasing rents.
  • Marin

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