Tenant Voices

Bellflower, Los Angeles
hi my name is Margarita, 
Fullerton, Orange
Where do I start I rent an apartment in a converted house in Fullerton Ca. The multi tenant bldg suit 5 different families/tenants their is another single family residence next door all are considered affordable housing and owned by the same landlord. On August 31st 09 the owner/landlord served all... continue reading
Clovis, Fresno
me my husband and my 1 year old daughter just moved into our first apartment 2 months ago. every since the day we got ur keys we have had nothing but problems. we are a working family just tring to survive and i would call us pretty clean people. however our home is infested with flyies and... continue reading
San Francisco, San Francisco
Currently I am filing an Appeal Brief in the SF Appellate Division re: 37.9(b) owner occupied section of the Ord. I was evicted in June 2009 by a 30 Day "no cause" eviction notice. I challenged it cross MSJ were filed -- because I am told I am a just cause tenant 37.9(a) but Court ruled contrary... continue reading
Pasadena, Los Angeles
I am 58 yrs. old & permanently disabled. I live on $950/mo Social Security Disability benefits. Every year Social Security gives a cost of living increase& every year, my rent goes up as much as the col increase or more & then I am living on less than I was for the rest of my monthly... continue reading
Pomona, Los Angeles
I have just been advised by fannie Mae that I have until Friday 9/11 that I have to make a choice of either a cash for keys deal or a 90 day eviction notice. I was denied a month to month rental because my ex landlord had a reverse mortgage! how does that effect me?? I thought that the law that our... continue reading
Lancaster, Los Angeles
I have lived with my family in a 2-apt duplex for seven years and have never once been late on my rent. Every repair that needed done, I had to get County Code Enforcement involved. I came home one day a few weeks ago to have my daughter advise me a Man from a company came out to verify residency... continue reading
San Francisco, San Francisco
I applied for an apt in Oakland and gave the management company the "holders fee". The unit was not ready on time due to construction and City inspections overdue. I told them that i wanted my holders fee back and they refused saying that the form i had signed was binding and their policy meant i... continue reading
Boron, Kern
I am inspired by the success of TenantsTogether... There is another matter we are addressing in Easter Kern; the lack of public Transportation for hundreds of families stranded in the Mojave Desert Region, who can no longer afford the costs of private vehicle fees and insurance. We propose a city... continue reading
Torrance, Los Angeles
We rent a home March 2009. In April 2009 a Notice of Trustee sale was posted & mailed to the property (3 bed room single family home) We advised the landlord. He claims nothing to worry about. We paid him April & May's rent. We had no contact with him during the being June 2009. We attempt... continue reading
Los Angeles, Los Angeles
yes please help this prop. went from default all the way to auction by the new bank that remove his and file a change of trustee also so the new beneficiary bank contact me by phone telling me that after the auction date they will send a letter of eviction landlord still on paper so he still want... continue reading
Murrieta, Riverside
Well, after repeatedly asking our landlord if the home was in danger of foreclosure and being assured that he was refinancing and it would "all be handled", my kids came home from school to find a notice of trustee sale on our door yesterday. It says the home will be auctioned on 9/1/09 which is... continue reading
Brentwood, Contra Costa
I am currently in a home that is being auctioned off on August 20, 2009. The owners of the home claim they still own it, but after talking to the bank they are using I was told that they do not own the home and that it is in fact going to auction and that they are not working with the home owner as... continue reading
Fresno, Fresno
my wife and I rented a house jan. 2009 before renting I checked to see if the house was in foreclosure if was not this was in jan. 2009. we moved in and by July 2009 we found out that the house is in foreclosure my question is after the bank takes back the house do I still have to pay the former... continue reading
Oakley, Contra Costa
ive been renting and just found out that for around the last eight months they havent been paying the rent.they are in default not yet foreclosure.the thing that upsets me is that they never said a word about letting it go. they called the next day after we found out from the mail person asking for... continue reading
Pasadena, Los Angeles
I am a renter and participant in the Section 8 voucher Program. Yesterday I found out that the owners have not been paying the mortgage and that the property I live in will be sold at our local court house on August 8th. That does not leave me a whole lot of time to try and figure out what my... continue reading
Soquel, Santa Cruz
my mother in law moved into this park in 1993. after 2 years of litigation the park finally accepted her and my husband in 1995. now my husband has been here for 16 years. I moved in around 2002. my mother in law moved to auburn in 2006, to take care of dying family. the park has started our... continue reading
Albany, Alameda
For the past six yers, the undersigned,
Daly City, San Mateo
i got laid off my job in April, but paid aprils rent. Two weeks ago landlord said she needed 1200 from me in order to stay in apt. My rent is 7oo per month, therefore i am behind 3 months. I gave her 1000 (borrowed from a friend) and now today she says i need to pay her the full amount and get out... continue reading
Santa Rosa, Sonoma
i am 600.00 behind in rent. my husband has been in the hospital now for over a month he has very serious heart problems and requires many meds that are expensive and not all covered by medical his ssi check has been put on hold and wont get it til he is back home and we dont know when that is my... continue reading
Sacramento, Sacramento
i rented a home about 2 1/2 years ago. i was told the person i talked to and met was a friend of the owner. the wife and husband got married and then needed to rent out the house i'm living in. i met the owner and he seems pretty nice. he signed the lease and i right him the checks every month. but... continue reading

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