Tenant Voices

Los Angeles, Los Angeles
I was hired as a property manger for a single family dwelling with 8 rental units in Echo Park area. 1905 it was built. The day I moved in, she said I needed to provide my own heating! Some days were 55 degrees inside and warmer outside, as there was no insulation. A stroke of synchronicity, one... continue reading
sherman oaks, Los Angeles
Back in October 2008 the landlord called the police on a tenant which she does consistently about twice a month. The officer told her to stop calling and wasting their time. There were about 20 tenants or so outside and everyone finally started to stand up to the landlord. Stories went flying, all... continue reading
Loma Linda, San Bernardino
Firstly, we are a victim of US Immigration mismanagement resulting in my wife's application to adjust status was jeopardized and she can't be resourceful. The discrimination and retaliation by a welknown health care institution provider in the Inland Empire is a real trip.
Fresno, Fresno
Possible court case. Went 8 days without heat in brand new apt bldg. had to call code enforcement to get heat fixed.
Corning, Tehama
As of nov.2008, myself and four daughters, moved into a three bdrm from a ghetto area
Davis, Yolo
We rented from the same lady in Davis for 3 years. We were informed that we would share PGE and our mailbox and the trash bins upon move in. We had numerous tenants that lived behind us move out and not pay their portion of the PGE which turned out to be considerable. The 4 plex was not zoned... 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

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