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Tenant initiates lawsuit against landlord after losing rent-controlled apartment -  Santa Monica Daily Press
These 2 Sacramento County supervisors are to blame for more people losing their homes  Sacramento Bee
‘Rising tide’ of tenants getting 60-day move-out notices in advance of statewide rent cap  OCRegister
Victory For Veritas Tenants As Landlord Agrees To Stop Pass-Throughs  CBS San Francisco
State of emergency for fires gives unexpected relief to California tenants  Hoodline
Christian Curry is an attorney at the Tenants Legal Center of San Diego. / Photo by Megan Wood When a new city law barring discrimination against housing aid recipients took effect on Aug. 1, one local attorney was ready.
Tenants say they are being mass evicted. Will Sacramento County help them?  Sacramento Bee
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

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