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Anaheim City Council members are moving forward with a rent-relief safety net program for all local seniors after debating – and rejecting – a rent relief program specifically for seniors living in mobile home parks after Rancho La Paz residents have publicly pleaded for help on rent hikes for most of the year. The move stems from the rent increases faced by Rancho La Paz seniors next month after a new owner bought the park in February. The park straddles the border of Anaheim and Fullerton. 
'When We Fight, We Win!'  City Watch
Milpitas approves just cause eviction protections, rent review board  The Mercury News
California's Rent Control Law Passes  The National Law Review
Last month, Tenants Together was proud to support the launch of THREE (yes three!) new city-wide tenants unions across the state: Inglewood Tenants Union, 
  • Tenant organizing
October 8, 2019
Who: United Tenants of Villa Medanos   What: Antioch City Council meeting where tenants will call on council for protections against eviction, harassment, and rent increases by developer and landlord Reliant   When: Tuesday, October 8th – tenants will be available for interviews at 6:30pm   Where: 4703 Lone Tree Way, Antioch, CA  
  • Eviction
  • Affordable housing
Big rig fire on I-580 slows traffic in East Bay
What is AB1482? California Legislature passed, and the governor is expected to sign, Ab1482. This bill will "cap" how much rent can be increased per year for covered rental units. Ab1482 also requires landlords to provide "cause" for eviction notices for covered units. Provisions for AB1482 are effective January 1st, 2020 and sunset on Janaury 1st, 2030.  For more information read the attached Tenants Together AB1482 handout. 
  • Rent increases
  • Legislative victories/defeats
New ordinance will penalize Fresno landlords with unsafe homes for renters  KFSN-TVNow, a new ordinance by the Fresno City Council would drastically increase the penalties for landlords to step up to city standards.
Modesto starts rental inspection program, will begin with problem properties  Modesto BeeModesto CA elected officials have approved an inspection program to protect residents living in the city's roughly 40000 rental properties, from single-family ...
San Jose to tackle anti-displacement amid concerns of developers on panel  San José Spotlight
Culver City Rent Control Saved Couple From Eviction  Spectrum News 1
Draft model lease for Santa Maria mobile home parks developed  Santa Maria TimesAfter months of meetings regarding rent protections for Santa Maria mobile home park residents, city officials and stakeholders have developed a draft version of ...
Housing Rights Committee celebrates 40th anniversary  San Francisco ExaminerYou could say the Housing Rights Committee was born from tenants' prayers. Forty years ago, a group of parishioners at old St. Mary's Cathedral on 660 ...
Concord Renters Form Union to Fight For Tenants' Rights  NBC Bay AreaBecause of the high cost of housing in the Bay Area, tenants in Concord have formed a union in what is being called a first for Contra Costa County.
Milpitas Creates Rent Review Board, Residents Still Concerned About Evictions  The Milpitas BeatMilpitas City Council voted to establish a rent review program at Tuesday's city council meeting, but the city is still stuck on how to proceed with just cause ...
Why California’s new rent control bill could bring relief to Butte County’s housing crisis  Chico Enterprise-RecordCHICO — A sweeping housing bill now on its way to Gov. Gavin Newsom offers stronger protections to millions of renters across the state. It could mean big ...
How San Francisco can fix a glaring loophole in California tenants rights legislation  San Francisco ExaminerState law gives new protections, but there's still more to be done.
Los Angeles County Supervisors To Pass Two Tenant Protection Initiatives  KHTS RadioPermanent rent control measures, known as stabilization ordinances were passed by the County of Los Angeles Board of Supervisors last week for eligible...

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