A new report from Tenants Together, Alliance of Californians for Community Empowerment (ACCE), PICO California, and the Housing NOW! coalition reveals that Wall Street real estate investors are spending hundreds of millions of dollars to lobby California legislators and prevent 17 million California tenants from enjoying commonsense housing protections.
With ballots arriving in the mail as we speak, Tenants Together is happy to share our statewide coalition's endorsements of eight local pro-renter ballot measures, up for a vote on November 8th. Housing instability often means that renters vote less often than homeowners. It's very important to make your voice heard if you're eligible to vote! (If you haven't registered to vote, or have had to move since your last registration, you can register here.)
Tenants Together's statewide membership is proud to support:
June 24, 2021: With the clock ticking as the state legislation barring eviction for nonpayment of rent, (Senate Bill 91) nears its June 30 expiration, the California Apartment Association (CAA) intervened to water down legislation from Governor Gavin Newsom, Assembly Speaker Anthony Rendon, and State Senate President Pro Tempore Toni Atkins to extend eviction protections.
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With Assembly Bill 3088 set to expire February 1, 2021 and stay-at-home orders sweeping California as COVID-19 infections skyrocket, tenant advocates are renewing the fight to close loopholes that allow unjust evictions to proceed. AB 15 & 16, authored by Assemblymember David Chiu (D-San Francisco) and backed by Tenants Together & Housing Now!, both large statewide coalitions representing scores of tenant, housing, education, and labor groups across the state.
Tenants Together and our coalition of members are proud to endorse three ballot measures. Click on each one to learn more, and sign up to volunteer and support!
Yes on Measure C will create rent control and just-cause for eviction in the city of Sacramento.
Yes on Measure RC will create rent control and just-cause in the city of Burbank.
With California courts poised to restart eviction and foreclosure proceedings on September 1, Governor Gavin Newsom has scrapped Assembly Bill 1436 in favor of an eleventh-hour legislative deal that may still lead to waves of eviction and displacement during the coronavirus pandemic.
With California courts poised to restart eviction and foreclosure proceedings on September 1, Assembly Bill 1436, the last hope in the State Legislature to prevent a catastrophic displacement crisis, faces a steep challenge. AB 1436, authored by Assemblymember David Chiu (D-San Francisco), would prevent foreclosures and evictions for inability to pay rent in full during the COVID-19 pandemic and for a year thereafter. The bill must clear the State Senate and the Assembly by Monday, August 31, the last day of the legislative session.
A Sacramento Superior Court judge ruled Friday to pull a citizen’s initiative charter amendment from the ballot after the City of Sacramento sued to remove it. The ballot measure, which would have enacted rent control in Sacramento if approved by voters, was validated by over 50,000 signatures from Sacramento residents.
Landlord sent death threatens to me and my family regarding the loss of $200 or money he lost. He harassed my family constantly for rent afterwards and changed the locks when we were late a few times on rent . He threthen to throw our belongings outside in trash bags and entered our rental two times without giving proper notice. All these events are documented in messages between myself and my landlord via Facebook messenger.
What is AB1482? California Legislature passed, and the governor is expected to sign, Ab1482. This bill will "cap" how much rent can be increased per year for covered rental units. Ab1482 also requires landlords to provide "cause" for eviction notices for covered units. Provisions for AB1482 are effective January 1st, 2020 and sunset on Janaury 1st, 2030.
For more information read the attached Tenants Together AB1482 handout.