State Senator Mark Leno has proposed legislation that would provide greater protections for tenants seeking the return of their security deposits. Landlords would be required to pay interest on deposits, and would face mandatory damages if they were found to have withheld security deposits wrongfully. TT Executive Director Dean Preston is quoted in the article.
I am facing an eviction which i feel has been illegally forced up on me by perpertrators that were denying me employment,healthcare, and humane living conditions suitable for children and raising a family. What happened was i was living as caregiver for my grandparents before they passed away. the house went into foreclosure after they passed away and since i didnt have job or wasnt attending college. I didnt have work experience which looked good for my resume to employers.
My bf and I live in a large complex. There is a Sac Co. Housing Ord., that requires owners to register, take inspection course before marketing the unit; and unit was eventually cited for no heat, no cold water, inoperative lighting, electricity, roaches, mold, water intrusion in bath... the county housing authority just cited the owner and did nothing more.. we complained right when we moved in, after prepaying two months rent and deposit; LL would not refund, would not credit acct., did not offer another unit... was sued for ud and fighting abuse by attorney and judges...
HERA is a California statewide, not-for-profit legal service and advocacy organization dedicated to helping Californians — particularly those most vulnerable — build a safe, sound financial future, free of discrimination and economic abuses, in all aspects of household financial concerns.
We provide free legal services, consumer workshops, training for professionals and community organizing support, create innovative solutions and engage in policy work locally, statewide and nationally.
An update on how tenant bills fared in Sacramento last week.
Merced, California, Community’s Grassroots Victory over Unfair Evictions
Michelle Dirickson and Angela Fragulia never dreamed that they would start a movement. But neither did they expect to be evicted unjustly from their homes.
I rented a 2br apt from JD Home Rentals in Fresno, CA. I lived there for 5 years; always paying my rent on time. Always. If it were not for the low rent, I would never live in such a horrible place managed by such horrible, unlawful, and flat out uncaring individuals; including and especially their attorney. If I were to list all of the ways they "wronged" me, I might as well be writing a novel(non-fiction, of course). There were mice and cockroaches; many, many cockroaches. I complained many times to deaf ears.
RG09481107 Alameda County Superior Court Judge August 25, 2010, takes matter off calendar; Property Asset Management, Inc vs Brown. Attorney David Endres got the property from Pite and Duncan Trust Account where the Original Trustor from 2001 Lisa Swain-Morris employed at Charles Swabb had purchased the building in HUD Loan; it was found later that lead based paint current today was on the building and in the yard too. There was a lease signed with Brian Coleman and children and Ami Brown.
Oakland Tenants Union (OTU) is a community-based volunteer organization of housing activists dedicated to protecting tenant rights and interests in Oakland. OTU does this by working directly with tenants in their struggles with landlords; impacting legislation and public policy about housing; community education; and by working with other organizations committed to furthering renters’ rights.
OTU runs a tenant rights hotline at (510) 704-5276