Legislative victories/defeats

Lloyd

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.

David

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 very hard for nearly 30 years before becoming disabled.

 

Isla Vista Tenants Union

We are a student run organization that primarily focuses on tenant education and legal counseling.

Isla Vista Tenants Union challenges and transforms unjust housing conditions and housing policies through empowerment-based education, leadership development, and grassroots community organizing. 

Mary Luz

I experienced discrimination in housing because of my family size and my daughter's and my own disability. I also had problems with mold in my apartment that the landlord didn't want to take care of. Tenant Organizing is important because people need to know what their rights are and to learn how to keep their housing. Through my circumstances I learned how to fight back and educate my neighbors to defend their rights and go to the right agencies before they lose their housing.

Inquilinos Unidos

Inquilinos Unidos (United Tenants) empowers low-income Los Angeles tenants through community organizing, education and advocacy. We also work on legislative efforts, tenant rights training and strategy planning, and class action or taxpayer lawsuits to address the most egregious housing violations.

IU offers Tenant Resource Clinics at its office on Mondays from 4:00 to 6:30 pm, as well as walk-in services on Wednesday and Friday from 9:30 am to 12:30 pm. Tenants may also call the IU office and leave a message for call-back assistance.

updated 07/19_FC

POWER (People Organized to Win Employment Rights)

POWER is an organization that unites working class families, youth, and tenants to achieve economic, racial, and gender justice through organization and empowerment. POWER’s work changes the conditions and policies that exploit and displace our families and communities, by influencing policy to win immigrant justice and responsible development that secures living wage employment, job security, affordable housing, and community services.

updated 06/19_FC

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