After a San Francisco landlord imposed new fees and restrictions on tenants in Lafayette, the City Council decided to discuss rent control and just cause eviction protections.
Last evening, an estimated 200 Alameda renters went to their city council to demand an end to unfair rent hikes and displacement. After a hearing that lasted past 1am, the Alameda City Council voted unanimously for a temporary 8% rent increase moratorium and a ban on no cause evictions. This is a big step forward for a city in which rent increases have been unregulated to date, but it is clearly not enough. The City needs to adopt a rent control ordinance that ties rent increases to the inflation rate and prohibits no cause evictions.
Rent control is a popular but often misunderstood policy. Help spread a positive message about this important tenant protection through social media.
The FHCCC investigates complaints of housing discrimination and predatory lending, and also offers mediation, counseling, advocacy, research, and fair housing training and workshops for consumers as well as housing providers.
EDC has been dedicated to serving marginalized communities inlcuding, but not limited to, low-income families, elderly tenants, and tenants with disabilities.
EDC services for Berkeley residents
- Free legal support on a broad range of housing matters including substandard housing conditions, subsidized housing, rent increases, fair housing matters, and eviction defense.
EDC services for Alameda County tenants
- security deposits
- termination of tenancy
- right to entry
- rent increases
The program also provides confidential counseling and investigation of housing discrimination complaints, referrals for legal assistance, and community education on fair housing laws.
The Legal Aid Foundation of Santa Barbara provides free legal assistance to low-income people and senior citizens at our Legal Aid offices in the following areas of law
We are a housing & immigrant rights organization in SF and Oakland. We have a Tenant Rights Clinic in both cities and help low-income Spanish speaking tenants in the SF office. In the Oakland office we serve low-income tenants who reside in Oakland. The Tenant Rights Clinics helps tenants with issues they have with their landlord, such as evictions, repairs, harassment, illegal rent increases.