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Long Beach Renters See Rent Hikes, Evictions Days Before New Law  Gazette NewspapersCatherine Yang has walked into the same metal, gated entrance of her two-story apartment building, squeezed between rows of wooden garages painted ...
Lawsuit: San Jose failed to record closed meetings about Google  East Bay TimesWorking Partnerships USA and the First Amendment Coalition allege San Jose officials did not keep required meeting recordings.
Dozens rally in downtown Santa Rosa in support of immigrants  Santa Rosa Press DemocratAbout 40 people rallied to denounce Aug. 3 mass shooting in El Paso and this week's deportations in Mississippi.
Original owner wanted to preserve mobile-home park  Palo Alto OnlineThe Glory Mobile Home and RV Park, now long out of the Averells' hands, now faces potential closure. City officials determined it is undergoing a change of use ...
The Governor Wants Rent Caps  Fox and Hounds DailyCalling for a rent cap bill for all California, Governor Gavin Newsom said such a measure is long overdue. While Newsom sees this as a temporary solution.
‘Put in a corner,’ El Cerrito scraps just-cause eviction law  East Bay TimesThe 25000-person town of El Cerrito was the latest target for a deep-pocket California landlord interest group, which shelled out more than $30000 to kill a ...
July 31, 2019
Over 80 tenant-leaders and organizers from around the Southern California region including Santa Clarita, Glendale, Pasadena, Los Angeles, Long Beach, Santa Ana, Anaheim, San Diego, Palm Springs and more gathered together for a two-day bootcamp on tenant counseling and how to integrate counseling and organizing. Facilitation was led by Tenants Together staff and hotline counseling volunteers, as well as member organization Strategic Action for a Just Economy (SAJE) and allies Disability Rights Advocates and Latino Health Access.  
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Inside the Wildly Popular Forum Where Landlords Plot to Screw You Over  VICEIt's a terrifying window into the tenant/landlord power dynamic—and a national housing hellscape.
Santa Maria explores potential model lease, rent stabilization for mobile home parks  Santa Maria TimesSince last fall, the city of Santa Maria has worked to facilitate talks between mobile home park residents and park owners in an effort to preserve affordable living ...
Meet the eviction defenders helping to keep tenants at home  The Christian Science MonitorA San Francisco program that guarantees legal counsel to renters reflects a reconsideration of the balance between landlords and tenant rights.
Lawsuit seeks to stop L.A. from seizing and discarding homeless people's belongings  Los Angeles TimesA law allows sanitation crews in Los Angeles to seize and destroy property kept by homeless people on city sidewalks. A new lawsuit challenges that practice.
Larkspur to consider tenant protection laws  Marin Independent JournalA series of new laws aimed at protecting renters from displacement is under consideration in Larkspur, officials said Wednesday.
Oakland women’s shelter faces eviction after 75 percent rent hike  East Bay TimesOAKLAND — As the Bay Area's homelessness crisis grows more intense, one small East Bay shelter — and all its residents — are facing eviction after a ...
Fullerton may consider a moratorium on rent hikes for mobile home parks  OCRegisterFullerton officials are looking at a moratorium on rent increases for mobile home parks as a possible way to protect hundreds facing steep hikes this fall from ...
San Jose: New urban village plans could displace low-income renters  San José SpotlightA new development planned for west San Jose is expected to displace a handful of mostly low-income San Jose residents to make way for a new mixed-use ...
Developer fails to lure homeless residents away from Oakland encampment with cash  San Francisco ChronicleA tense standoff occurred early Friday outside Home Depot in Oakland's Fruitvale between homeless advocates, residents of the encampment and a man, who ...
Alameda briefs: Filipino group lauds rent control ordinance  East Bay TimesThe group Filipino Advocates for Justice (FAJ) is applauding the Alameda City Council for passing a rent control ordinance, setting a cap on rent increases at 70 ...
'There's More Of Us Than Landlords': Tenant Organizing In The Trump Era  ShadowproofTenants throughout the U.S. struggle with the high cost of living and loss of their homes, but are escalating a grassroots movement for housing justice.
LA Tenants Union calls out Housing Department for allowing illegal Ellis Act evictions  Knock LAOn Wednesday afternoon, a crowd of roughly 50 people attended a rally organized by the LA Tenants Union (LATU) outside of the LA Housing and Community ...
‘I’m scared:’ Single mother of five fights eviction from SF public housing  San Francisco ChronicleShantel McClendon says she's tried to play by the rules to keep a roof over the heads of her five kids. But after a tumultuous two years in which she struggled to ...

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