Legislative victories/defeats


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

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


I am living ina low income housing (rental) apartment. My rent is $850 and I am on the waiting list for Section 8 Voucher program which has not been funded for about 10 years. I have been waiting for 6 years and nothing yet. A person has to either die or leave the County. We ar desperate here. I live in a small community next to Encinitas, so I am included in the Encinitas housing. This Section 8 is under Hud, but please do not send me ther, because I have received the same canned message over and over again.
Please help us!! I am desperate enough to be homeless shortly.


I moved to Santa Monica in 1974 and have been renting my home ever since. In those 36 years I have lived in 16 different rentals: 10 apartments & 6 houses from Santa Monica to Santa Barbara to Daly City and finally Pacifica, CA.


I am inspired by the success of TenantsTogether...

There is another matter we are addressing in Easter Kern; the lack of public Transportation for hundreds of families stranded in the Mojave Desert Region, who can no longer afford the costs of private vehicle fees and insurance.

We propose a city to city solution between Ridgecrest and Victorville; effectively linking several towns and cities in two counties; San Bernardino and Kern counties.


We have lived in the same rental home for the last 3 years. We have always paid our rent and to the best of out knowledge everything was fine, until there was a trustee sale notice put up on the outside of our house. I called the landlord and he assured me that he was trying to rewrite the loan on the home and he was only behind a couple of payments. This turned out to be untrue. He said he had spoken to a lawyer that was more then happy to take his money and then produce no results.

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