Rent control

Californians for Affordable Housing: New Coalition Calls Governor Brown’s Housing Plan a Developer Giveaway

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Wednesday July 27th

 

 

 

Contacts: Aimee Inglis, Acting Director, Tenants Together: 415-495-8100 x 1001, aimee@tenantstogether.org

Amy Schur, Campaign Director, ACCE: (213) 804-3161, aschur@calorganize.org     

Californians for Affordable Housing: 

5 Cities Going to November 2016 Ballot for Rent Control

Tenants Together formed in 2008 with the mission to "galvanize a statewide movement for renters' rights." At that time, the California Apartment Association threatened renters' with a ballot initiative to make all rent control in CA illegal. The foreclosure crisis hit and unsuspecting tenants were displaced as landlords defaulted on mortgages. Now the ranks of tenants in California has swelled from 13 million to 16 million and counting, and landlords are taking advantage of a market glut with venture capital and international investors to gouge tenants with unfair rent increases.

Tenants Rally for Rent Control & Just Cause to Protect Against Slumlords

Today at 4:30pm at City Hall, Concord tenants are gathering with their community to ask the city to pass policy solutions like rent control and just cause in response to rising rents and evictions. Four of the tenant-leaders have been fighting slumlord Steven Pinza for repairs and fair rents, and are now being evicted by Pinza. Tenants Together, California’s statewide organization for renters’ rights, has been assisting the tenants.

Response to New York Times “In Silicon Valley Suburbs, Calls to Limit the Soaring Rents”

In the article “In Silicon Valley Suburbs, Calls to Limit the Soaring Rents” the NY Times effectively published California Apartment Association talking points and assumptions without checking the facts.

 

Here are three of the most inaccurate statements that assume the facts are settled:

 

JOINT LETTER CONCERNING GOV BROWN'S BAD HOUSING PLAN

Today, Tenants Together, along with a majority of our member organizations, joined a broad coalition of housing rights activists concerned with the Governor's "By-right" development proposal. While we don't disagree with the need to build more housing in California, especially affordable housing, bypassing the community process for development means low-income tenants will get the short end of the stick.

Faith in the Valley

Through a massive outreach and listening campaign, Faith in the Vally leaders have developed a comprehensive vision for change focused on

  • safe and decent housing
  • jobs and poverty
  • environmental justice
  • parks
  • police accountability
  • gun violence

 

updated 03/22_RV

 

 

Santa Rosa Rent Control Moratorium Takes Effect June 18

A 45-day moratorium on rent increases of more than 3 percent will take effect in Santa Rosa on June 18 after the City Council formally approved the measure Tuesday on a second vote.

The council initially passed the measure May 10 and confirmed it Tuesday on a 4-3 vote, a split that reflects the sharp divisions in the community over the wisdom of the move.

The temporary moratorium is aimed at preventing landlords from hiking rents while the city designs a rent-control program. That process is expected to take several months.

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