Tenant organizing


I have previously posted information about unethical and illegal actions from 2 different persons who have acted as my landlords at different times. The 2nd landlord bought the property at 8915 Caminito Vera in San Diego Ca at a foreclosure auction and then sued my roommate and me in an attempt to evict us. He lost his case, even though we mainly used information we obtained from Tenants Together and we represented ourselves in CA Superior Court in downtown San Diego.

Housing and Economic Rights Advocates (HERA)

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.

Causa Justa :: Just Cause

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.


I moved into an apartment in Jan 2006. From day one, it was a hassle...everyone had storage units and when I asked which one was mine, I was told that I did not get one as I was a single tenant! I found out that my storage was being RENTED out to someone who did NOT live in the building! Then I told the owners and manager about a leak above my unit for almost a year and some months. One night I awakened to water pouring from the ceiling onto my furniture, belongings and soaking the carpet!

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 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.


I am currently in a home that is being auctioned off on August 20, 2009. The owners of the home claim they still own it, but after talking to the bank they are using I was told that they do not own the home and that it is in fact going to auction and that they are not working with the home owner as the contracts have expired and it is now to late for them. I got the bank info off the county notice taped to our door. They just emailed me and said I needed to pay my rent or move out in 30 days.

Norman Charles

I am a veteran with a fixed income. I've been collecting my $350.00 for many years/. Now the governer has slashed the 191 million that we desparately need. My rent is 85 % of my income. I'm disabled and have no other supplements, no other income. and now I can't work.

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