Tenant Voices

El Cajon, San Diego
Ive been a victim of discrimination as well as several other acts placed against me an my family leading up to  being wrongfully kicked out based off  a breech of contract due to in accurate charges placed on ledger bill. Property manager purposly manipulated my contract by finding loop holes to... continue reading
San Clemente, Orange
The renter's rebate is necessary for the older people on social security or on a fixed income and it is ridiculous to put a stop to!!!! What, are you a nut!
yermo, San Bernardino
I moved into my home with expectations of something amazing. That turned to hell when my realtor (who takes care of everything because the property manager never gets off her ass to do anything) let a friend stay in the house i'm currently in before i was there. well he never paid for his electric... continue reading
Citrus Heights,, Sacramento
Extreme rent increases each year virtually utilizing most of our retirement income from Social Security. No consideration of other cost of living increases such as Gasoline, Insurance, Health Care (especially prescription medicines), and Food.
Los Angeles, Los Angeles
Dear Governor S.,   My name is David Lee Frater. I am a disabled 55 year old man who has been disabled for the last 6 years. I used to be a principal systems analyst, the rank above a senior systems analyst, for all of my adult life after college before I became disabled. I worked, and worked... continue reading
Oceanside, San Diego
I am a RN and a clinician, case manager for a non profit agency here in SD county. We help low income, mentally ill seniors who are at risk of homelessness maintain their independence. I am having trouble explaining to these impoverished mentally ill elders that our governor took away these much... continue reading
Los Angeles, Los Angeles
I am a wheel chair user on a fixed income who cannot find nor afford to move to affordable handicapped accessible housing in my neighborhood - the westside. The renters rebate has been the one source of small help in my continually rising rental cost.
San Diego, San Diego
i am 86 yrs old, disabled. my son, 58 yrs. old, lives here and is my caregiver. Our combined annual income is under $20,000/yr. Our family assists us with rental payments. We have been registered with the San Diego Housing Assn. for 4 yrs. for Section 8 housing. have no complaints with landlord.... continue reading
Torrance, Los Angeles
I recently was forced out of my apt. after 14+ yrs. by a new owner of my previous apt.! He raised my rent $600.00 more knowing that I am forced to live on a fixed income (S.S. Disability)which hardly paid my rent previously. And even if I was able to pay that increase, he insisted I get rid of my... continue reading
Cardiff, San Diego
Our property is about 40 units. It is subsidized by HUD. Since 7 years ago, Section 8 has been frozen and there is a 6 to 10 year waiting period for renters help. I don't want to move from my apt, it is where my mother died and where all of my friends are and I am disabled. I make $890 a month... continue reading
Fair Oaks, Sacramento
We are just another four more people that are renters facing foreclosure. The owner has two (possibly three)notices of default@the Sacramento County Recorder's Office posted 8/5/08. The owner has made poor decisions resulting in short-falls, two pending foreclosures. He wasn't collecting rent from... continue reading
San Francisco, San Francisco
Our landlord has been "ok" with most things. He has, however, been very lax about fixing things. In fact, so lax, that 3 years went by before he purchased a new fan for above the stove. He never cleans the common space. The carpet in the common space is the same carpet since the 70's, and it... continue reading
San Francisco, San Francisco
Skyline Realty/CitiApartments is one of the largest residential landlords in San Francisco. They have a long record of intimidation of tenants, failure to fix building code violations, and many other illegal activities. (See www.citistop.org for an overview, including links to media coverage.)
Torrance, Los Angeles
I am permanently disabled and I am receiving state disability. I need to know if where I live would fall under rent control. My landlord stopped by my house on 9/07/08 around 7:00pm and verbally told me that as of 10/01/08 my rent would be going up to $100.00 per month. I need to know how much... continue reading
San Diego, San Diego
-Management had tenant stay nextdoor to me who had gangraped a mutual friend after not working for two or three months and coming and going in and out of my apartment when I had my back-door open to air out the place or was inside my apartment and had the front door unlocked. -Stabbing of a tenant... continue reading
Carmichael, Sacramento
Hello, my landlord is trying to get rid of me by tenancy termination. The lady property manager plays favorites with some neighbors. She is telling me to leave without good cause. I am a disabled veteran on limited income and live with at least 1 roommate always to make it affordable to pay rent. I... continue reading
Banning, Riverside
moved from Costa Mesa, Calif., had paid 900.00 for two bedroom town house, was immaculate when I moved in 10 yrs ago. Life changes in respect to outcomes not planned by me, I found opportunity or so I thought, to move to Baning ca., where my mother of 72 yrs. lived and could need some help, I moved... continue reading
San Bernardino, San Bernardino
We have been reporting that we have bedbugs since December 2007. The manager finally got someone to come and spray in May 2008. Then the bedbug problem continued and we asked them to spray again and they didn't come and spray until July 19th 2008. They didn't even use the right stuff to spray to... continue reading
Sacramento, Sacramento
My wife and I lost our house to foreclosure. We now live in a hotel with our young boys because no one wants to rent to us. We need help!
Marin, Marin
I experienced discrimination in housing because of my family size and my daughter's and my own disability. I also had problems with mold in my apartment that the landlord didn't want to take care of. Tenant Organizing is important because people need to know what their rights are and to learn how... continue reading
San Francisco, San Francisco
This past Fall I was looking for a place in San Francisco with a couple friends of mine. We were looking for something affordable, but all had steady jobs and so were fairly flexible in how much we could pay. Plus we were looking for a place with two or three bedrooms knowing we were going to have... continue reading

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