Tenant Voices

Bellflower, Los Angeles
hi my name is Margarita, 
Palmdale, Los Angeles
We have lived in the same rental home for the last 3 years. We have always paid our rent and to the best of out knowledge everything was fine, until there was a trustee sale notice put up on the outside of our house. I called the landlord and he assured me that he was trying to rewrite the loan on... continue reading
Ridgecrest, Kern
I'm also a victim of a Diamond House Development called 'La Mirage Duplex Homes'. I have retired from the Navy recently, and never dreamed that I was going to end up in a situation like this. Diamon House Development has fell into foreclosure on 300 units here in Ridgecrest, California. This is... continue reading
Mill Valley, Marin
I had an experience a couple of years ago. Our landlord passed away and before we knew it, our home was up for sale. The son hired a property management company. My very first interaction with the management company came with a threat to evict if I got in her way to selling the house. I was... continue reading
Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara
I am a senior citizen who depends on rent control to afford my housing. please do not take away this very necessary low income housing for seniors. the talk about low income housing should certainly include seniors who have worked and contributed all our lives to this community and state. please... continue reading
San Diego, San Diego
SHAMEFUL!! , HOW THE STATE LEGISLATURE AN THE CALIF. GOVERNOR TREAT THE CLASS OF THE POPULATION THAT NEED A LEG UP IN TODAY'S WORLD....THE LOW INCOME RENTER AND DISABLED(REBATE)..THOSE WHO HAVE EARNED SOME RIGHT TO ASSISTANCE...I JUST VOTED NO ON ALL THE PRROPOSITIONS..HOW CAN WE TRUST THESE PEOPLE... continue reading
Newbury Park, Ventura
Despite getting 91% opposition to conversion, we are still embroiled in conflict with owner and judge of the superior court.
Torrance, Los Angeles
I'm a sr citizen and I live in a mobile home park that was a senior park for many years. 12 years ago, it was bought by a greedy Corportion, Kort & Scott, and made an all-age park. Immediately, we were subjected to rent-gouging by as much as $79.00/mo. annual increase and it continues to almost... continue reading
Bethel Island, Contra Costa
We live in a park on Bethel Island. In the rural areas of Contra Costa County there is rent control for mobilehome owners. My in-laws bought their mobilehome in this park approx 13 years ago. 10 years ago the property was bought by a couple who's dreams were to turn the 15 acre park into a... continue reading
Merced, Merced
WELL IN SO MANY WORDS I'D HATE TO SAY IM BEING TREATED UNFAIR BECAUSE THERE ARE SO MANY STORIES THAT ARE FAR MORE WORSE THAN MINE BUT TOGETHER ANY BAD EXPEiRIENCE IS NOT TOLERATED AND SHOULDN'T BE AS OUR RIGHTS AS AMERICANS.MY HOME HAS BEEN FORECLOSED ON AND I'M ANGRY BECAUSE I'M A STUDENT AND... continue reading
San Diego, San Diego
I do not think it is fair that we do not get our RENT REBATE, for 2 year straight. A lots of us depends on it to make end meet. THANK YOU.
Bakersfield, Kern
I have been renting the same home for 3 years now. The owners never told us that they were in default on the house. I got the Notice of Trustee Sale back in December of 2008. Every month I go and see what is happening at the auction site. Everytime it keeps getting postponed and now it is being... continue reading
M.
San Diego, San Diego
Hello, I am a renter of an apartment for over 12 years… rent never late or short. Quiet building until a new property manager started. Then problems began.
Salinas, Monterey
Foreclosure Hell: The Property - 10.6 acres in the country with 4 families’s living here. The Foreclosure - Started in March of 2008 with the landlord assuring everyone that he was taking care of it. The Sale - finally the Bank sold it at Foreclosure Action on Feb 27, 2009. No buyers so property... continue reading
Hayward, Alameda
I have been leasing a 3 bd rm house in Hayward for 3 years. I invested with the owner half on the upgrades on the kitchen and bath room. I found out that the home is in forclosure and was scheduled to be sold this past 3/20/09. Per the vendor request the foreclosure has been rescheduled until 4/... continue reading
Long Beach, Los Angeles
My landlord just signed a new 1 year lease with me and collected the yearly rent. I have a fixed income and pay this way to help budget my expenses. I find out 3 days after the payment was made that my unit was sold at trustee sale. The bank bought it back and is threatening eviction. I am a... continue reading
El Cajon, San Diego
I'll try to make my story short. My Dad died on 2/15/09. I was taking care of/living with him along with my minor children. after my father died I was told that I had to be out within 24 hours and that the locks were going to be changed. Now my kids are stressed. I have to separate them and move to... continue reading
Lia
San Francisco, San Francisco
I just wanted to state how ridiculous the prices in the San Francisco renting market is. Someone that is living on their own is basically having to pay 1600 for a small 1 bedroom. Most of these places do not even constitute as a 1 bedroom and also are illegal-landlord just takes cash and or it is a... continue reading
San Jose, Santa Clara
We (Husband & 3 Kids) have lived in our place for 2 years. Where do I begin, First we pay an huge amount of rent for a small 2 bedroom place (1850.00). The place has no air conditioning, No Dish Washer, the bathrooms have mold and the toilet is pulling up from the floor and the carpets are... continue reading
San Diego, San Diego
On 08-01-08 I moved into a back house, of a two house remodel. I let the landlord know that I wanted to build a deck and do home improvements. She and her relative Alex did not have any issues that they told me about. When in the later months around October or November I mentioned I wanted to get... continue reading
West Sacramento, Yolo
I live in a low income senior complex in West Sacramento. We have 120 units here and this is a tax credit property. This complex is new, opened in late April, early May 2008. We were told when we signed our lease that this complex would be a fully gated community after all apts. were rented. Months... continue reading

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