News and Views

January 6, 2017
Richmond, CA—This morning the California Apartment Association moved to file a Temporary Restraining Order (TRO) against Measure L, the rent control and just cause for eviction ordinance that was passed by 64% of Richmond voters this November, and went into effect on December 30th, 2016. The City Attorney’s Office in Richmond mounted an effective defense against the TRO, and it was rejected at 10:30am this morning by Judge Raddick at the Martinez courthouse.  
  • Rent control
  • Contra Costa
December 8, 2016
Today Causa Justa :: Just Cause, a community tenants’ rights organization in Oakland and San Francisco, and Tenants Together have released the following joint statement in response to the “Ghost Ship” warehouse fire in Oakland and the current wave of evictions in Oakland and beyond:
  • Retaliation/harassment
  • Tenant organizing
  • Housing conditions/habitability
  • Eviction
  • Alameda
August 17, 2016
It's likely the Governor's developer giveaway to streamline 80-90% market-rate housing construction is 
  • Legislative victories/defeats
  • Demolition/conversion of rental housing
  • Affordable housing
April 29, 2016
The housing crisis in the Bay Area has reached Concord. Last month tenants at 1127 Virginia Lane organized a rent strike with Tenants Together and refused to pay a 30% rent increase from their property management company, The Pinza Group (run by Steven Pinza). In response, the owner of 1127 Virginia Lane, Bodhi Family Investment, LLC, withdrew the rent increases and Steven Pinza will no longer be managing the property by the end of this month.
  • Rent increases
  • Contra Costa
Press Conference:  10am, Thursday, April 14 2016 Location: Bay View Apartments - 470 Central Ave. Alameda, CA 94501  
  • Retaliation/harassment
  • Rent increases
  • Tenant organizing
  • Eviction
  • Alameda
November 5, 2015
July 22, 2015
Demand Comes after Review of Public Records Released by the City

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