Eviction

There Goes Our Neighborhood: Longtime Mission Residents Face Displacement

In all directions, from the corner where I live in the Mission, there are signs. “For Sale,” and “Open House” advertisements appear at a regular, relentless speed, and often foreshadow the removal of families, artists, immigrants and low-income residents. So much more than a mere list, these are people, part of a community, and naming the trend of evictions, mysterious fires and small business closures as simply “inevitable change,” ignores the racial and economic casualties underlying the phenomenon of gentrification.

Two Weeks Til Christmas and More Than a Dozen Merced Tenants Get Eviction Notices

Several tenants at a Merced mobile home park say they unnecessarily got eviction notices about two weeks before Christmas.

Tenants said a representative of Storz Management Company, which manages the Sierra Portal park just off of Highway 140, put up at least 18 eviction notices on Monday at the park designed for people 55 years old or older.

Making It in San Diego: 98-Year-Old Woman Facing Eviction in Ocean Beach

A 98-year-old woman is being evicted from her Ocean Beach home after living there for nearly three decades.

Betty Morse moved into her tiny Ocean Beach cottage back in the late 1980’s. After her husband died, she needed a place she could afford.

“I was by myself, but I managed,” Morse said. “I could walk to work.”

Morse said the rent was about $100 when she moved in.

“It was a beautiful place to live because you could walk to the beach and watch the sunset,” she said.

As Long Beach Luxury Development Booms, the Poor Get Left Behind

It was a stifling mid-August afternoon when Jennifer learned she had until the end of the year to move out of her cramped studio apartment in the East Village of downtown Long Beach. She suspected the eviction was coming. For the past year, she had been looking for a new place as her landlord slowly remodeled her modest building, the place she’s called home for more than 13 years. He knew she could not pay the increase in rent, so he told her it was time to go. Jennifer, who is in her 50s, qualified for Section 8 low-income housing and searched futilely for an opening in the area.

Marin County Board of Supervisors to Consider 'Just Cause' Tenant Eviction Ordinance

The Marin County Board of Supervisors Tuesday will consider adopting an ordinance that requires just cause for terminating a tenant's rental agreement.

If approved, the ordinance will take effect Jan. 17, 2019. It would apply to all properties with three or more units in the unincorporated areas of the county. It stipulates reasons for when a tenancy can be terminated or a renter evicted.

The California Assembly Just Took A Major Test on Tenants’ Rights. They Failed Miserably.

It was a bloodbath on the Assembly floor last week. The victims: California’s poor and working class. The winners: big corporate interests — banks, landlords, and polluters. For those who are quick to criticize the US Congress but think California’s Democrat-controlled supermajority legislature is much better, think again: when it comes to corporate control, Sacramento is caught in the tight grip of corporate lobbyists.
 
A trio of tenant bills on the floor last week paints quite the picture:
 

New Tenants Together Report Reveals that Evictions in California are Triple Previous Estimates

One statistic is always missing from any debate on California housing: the number of tenants facing eviction annually. Tenants Together, California’s statewide organization for renters’ rights, recently obtained and analyzed eviction data from the state’s Judicial Council. Although the Judicial Council collects eviction data, its annual reports do not set forth its eviction data. Given the statewide displacement crisis, Tenants Together requested the raw eviction data which gives an important window into the scope of the crisis.
 

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