News and Views
April 24, 2008
This Daily News article discusses the fear of the impact that Proposition 98 would have on renters in California, focusing on tenants and the rental market in the Los Angeles area.
April 23, 2008
Pasadena Star-News reports on the effect that Proposition 98 would have on renters throughout California in eliminating rental protections, as well as affordable housing in the city of Pasadena.
April 22, 2008
The Sacramento Bee reports that former Governor Pete Wilson has publicly opposed Proposition 98.
The Sacramento Bee looks at the business side of California's rental market. With more and more Californians becoming tenants, rents in California have been steadily increasing, as much as thirty percent over three years in some areas. According to the article, one exception is Sacramento, where availability of apartments is still keeping up with the demand. This is due, in part, to newly foreclosed homes being put on the rental market.
April 18, 2008
The Modesto Bee profiles an elderly tenant struggling to get her security deposit back from the new owner after losing her home during a foreclosure.
April 17, 2008
Mortgage News Daily reports on a study which found the no one earning minimum wage in California is able to afford a decent rental unit.
April 16, 2008
The San Francisco Examiner cites statistics on California's rising rents.
April 9, 2008
David Lazarus of the Los Angeles Times covers the plights of LA renters being priced out of their homes.
San Francisco and San Mateo have the fourth highest rents in the country, according to a new nation-wide study.
Rent Control Debate Looms Dueling Measures on the June Ballot set up a Fight Between Tenants and Landlords.
April 2, 2008
The Orange County Register covers the rent control battle on the June ballot. Tenants Together's director points out that Prop. 98 is an attack on all renters, not just those protected by rent control
A Santa Monica Chronicle article discusses the status of Assembly Member Alberto Torrico's bill that would help renters in foreclosure situations.
March 27, 2008
Giselle Acevedo and Paul Freese call on leaders to address the lack of affordable housing in Los Angeles by supporting rent control, regulating condo conversions, and creating permanent funds dedicated to affordable housing.
March 25, 2008
This Chronicle article covers efforts to protect tenants from utility shutoffs in foreclosure situations.
March 24, 2008
CBS5 reports on a federal court ruling on the constitutionality of a rent control ordinance in San Rafael.
Ventura county passes a law that would prohibit condo conversions for mobile parks, unless majority of tenants vote to approve plans for conversion.
Beyond Chron exposes the rhetoric of an apartment owner association.
March 16, 2008
The Oakland Tribune covers Saturday's rally in Oakland against Prop. 98.
March 14, 2008
In Los Angeles, a wide coalition of groups came together to call on Mayor Villaraigosa and the City Council to accept Housing LA's three-point affordable housing proposal, which includes taking measures to protect existing affordable housing at risk of demolitions and condo conversions.
March 12, 2008
SF Chronicle publishes letter to the editor from Tenants Together
March 12, 2008
This article in the L.A. Times describes lender harassment to evict tenants, including how a lender stopped paying the water bill in a bid to evict tenants from an Oakland duplex.