News and Views

Page Mill Properties was temporarily prohibited by a judge last Friday from enforcing rent hikes on tenants of its East Palo Alto units.
  • San Mateo
UC Berkeley's The Daily Californian discusses the impact of the Governor's veto of AB 1333 on tenants in East Bay foreclosed properties.
  • Alameda
September 28, 2008
According to, Redding mirrors a nation-wide trend with a rise in the number of renter households.
  • Shasta
Vacancy rates in San Diego have dropped, while rents have increased. This article attributes these developments to a rise in San Diego foreclosures.
  • San Diego
  • San Diego
This Eureka Reporter article examines the effects of the Governor's vetoes on social services for Californians.
  • Humboldt
Tenants Together's director exposes the hidden provisions of Prop. 6 that hurt California tenants.
September 22, 2008
This Daily News article describes the plight of Southern California renters affected by foreclosures, including harassment tactics at the hands of lenders.
  • Los Angeles
This Monterey Herald article looks at the impact of the mortgage crisis in Monterey county.
  • Monterey
Page Mill Properties has handed over records of rent increases to the city of about 2,200 rent increases it imposed on its tenants over the past year. The city alleges that the rent increases are illegal.
A new student housing development in San Luis Obispo may cause local rents to decrease.
  • San Luis Obispo
This San Diego Business Journal article looks at the possible effects of foreclosures on the San Diego rental market.
  • San Diego
  • San Diego
This piece is about a group of tenants in one Sacramento area community who have been paying rent to the same Modesto-based landlord. Despite collecting the tenants' rental payments, the landlord never made a single mortgage payment.
  • Sacramento
September 12, 2008
This Daily Journal article discusses the efforts of L.A. Healthy Homes Collaborative to get the city of Los Angeles to enforce protections of tenants from lead-based paint poisoning.
September 11, 2008
A Sacramento area man, who defaulted on his rent and was about to be evicted from his rented condo, succeeded in conning several unsuspecting renters when he listed the property on Craigslist and collected security deposits from them.
A judge has denied Page Mill's request to seal records dealing with rent increases it has imposed on over 1,700 units in East Palo Alto.
  • San Mateo
A Live Oak, Santa Cruz, mobile home park owner had his permit to operate the park revoked after ignoring notices to fix dangerous wiring for more than two years.
  • Santa Cruz
This article covers the ordeal of tenants of one building in Bakersfield in getting their landlord to make repairs he has been ordered to make by Bakersfield Code Enforcement.
This Visalia Times Delta article covers the plight of Visalia mobile homeowners who are struggling to pay their mortgage and rising rents on the land their homes sit on.

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