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"A new law offers a stark choice for South Florida condo renters living in units owned by people who are behind on their maintenance fees: Fork over the rent money to the association, or face eviction."
Richmond, CA – Confirming thirty years of legal precedent, this Monday Hon. Judge Craddick denied the California Apartment Association's (CAA) motion for preliminary injunction to stall rent control and just cause for eviction in Richmond, Measure L. The implementation of Measure L will now continue with the appointment of a rent board.  Measure L passed with 65 percent support, but the CAA filed a lawsuit asking for an injunction against the implementation.  
  • Rent control
  • Alameda
On February 18, 2014, renters and allies united in Sacramento for a march on the Capitol to demand a fair shake for California renters.
  • Renters Rebate
  • Ellis Act
  • Eviction
Assemblymember Hancock's bill would have strengthened protections for tenants against utility shutoffs in foreclosure situations.
East Palo Alto's biggest landlord, Page Mill Properties, suffered a legal setback Tuesday when a San Mateo County judge granted an injunction barring it from raising rents at its properties. Tenants claim Page Mill has set up sham companies to exploit an exemption to rent control for small property owners.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Wednesday July 27th       Contacts: Aimee Inglis, Acting Director, Tenants Together: 415-495-8100 x 1001, aimee@tenantstogether.org Amy Schur, Campaign Director, ACCE: (213) 804-3161, aschur@calorganize.org      Californians for Affordable Housing: 
  • Rent control
  • Demolition/conversion of rental housing
  • Affordable housing
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.

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