News and Views
February 1, 2008
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.
January 28, 2008
This article in the LA Times highlights the fight over rent control that will be on the June 2008 ballot.
January 27, 2008
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.
November 27, 2007
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.
SB 1137 increases notice period from 30 to 60 days for tenants in foreclosures.
This post on Progress Illinois discusses a "State of Chicago Renters" report and federal housing policies that could help alleviate problems facing renters in Chicago and across the country.
Voice of San Diego writes about the rights of tenants in foreclosure, citing a Q&A with Tenants Together Program Coordinator, Gabe Treves.
Massachusetts law firm is accused of sending unlawful eviction notices to tenants, in violation of a state law intended to keep tenants in their homes.
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."
San Francisco Board of Supervisors President David Chiu introduced legislation Tuesday that would make it more difficult to use the Ellis Act to evict tenants and then build a car garage.
The City of Paris cracks down on illegal short-term rentals in an attempt to ensure that housing in Paris is made available for the city's tenants.
The St. Paul, MN, neighborhood is 55 percent rentals.
Boston students are organizing to help tenants in foreclosed properties.
City officials in Hemet hope to buy rental four-plexes that have gone into foreclosure and where the banks have evicted many of the tenants. Results of negotiations between the city attorney and property owners will be reported Monday.
Tenant activists in NYC have been advocating for the passage of stronger rent laws since the Democrats regained control of the state senate in the November 2008 election. None of the bills have been passed. With the legislative session coming to a close and an election coming up in November, tenants have grown impatient. Thirteen activists were arrested Monday on charges of civil disobedience.
Cook County Sheriff Dart's month-long moratorium on evictions comes to an end.
Amid the jobless recovery, some landlords are showering flat-screen TVs, cash, rent cuts and other incentives on tenants to encourage them to renew their apartment leases and thus avoid the expense of filling empty units.