News and Views

March 5, 2008
This L.A. Times article covers the impact of foreclosures on renters, with particular focus on Southern CA.
The SF Chronicle covers the impact of foreclosures on renters, with particular emphasis on the SF Bay Area.
This New York publication covers California tenants' effort to save rent control, and quotes Tenants Together Executive Director Dean Preston and board member Larry Gross.
This article in the LA Times highlights the fight over rent control that will be on the June 2008 ballot.
Inland's Valley Daily Bulletin presents the struggle of an increasing number of seniors in finding affordable housing.
January 19, 2008
This article in Beyond Chron reports on the Tenant Convention in San Francisco against the initiative to ban rent control.
This article highlights the impact of foreclosures on California tenants, an issue that has been largely ignored as the media focuses on the impact of foreclosure on homeowners.
  • Rent control
  • Legislative victories/defeats
AB 2052 permits a victim of domestic violence, sexual assault, or stalking to terminate a residential lease early without financial penalty.
The Governor has vetoed Assemblymember Alberto Torrico's bill, AB 2586, which contained basic protections for tenants during foreclosures. The bill was sponsored by the Western Center on Law and Poverty.
A new San Francisco law require sellers and purchasers to give tenants written disclosure of certain tenant rights before and after the sale of rental property.
According to The Onion, aristocrats are moving in on nation's gentrified neighborhoods. Aristocrats, in turn, complain that they are being subject to "regification."
A hearing will be held this Tuesday, July 1st at 2:00 PM with the LA City Council Planning and Land Use Management committee (PLUM) and Housing, Community Economic Development (HCED) committee. The hearing will address a proposal to reduce tenant relocation payments in "no-fault" evictions.
Alert from CES: As of July 1, 2008, the annual allowable automatic rent adjustment rate for rental units subject to Rent Stabilization Ordinance (RSO) is 3%, and new relocation payment amounts have been set.
Join the tenants of the California hotel and their supporters for a protest and rally to stop the eviction of 75 tenants by the nonprofit housing organization Oakland Community Housing, Inc., (OCHI).
Needing to stimulate the economy back to normal with a new "false sense of security," Washington analysts are debating which "bubble" to use.
Assemblymember Hancock's bill would have strengthened protections for tenants against utility shutoffs in foreclosure situations.
SB 1137 increases notice period from 30 to 60 days for tenants in foreclosures.
An Illinois sheriff orders his deputies to stop evicting tenants from foreclosed properties, declaring "we will no longer be party to something that's so unjust."

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