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Tenants Together is dedicated to defending and advancing the rights of California tenants to safe, decent and affordable housing.

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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 reading
The cost to rent an apartment in Southern California continues to rise and tenants at one apartment complex in Boyle Heights fought back on Wednesday. More than 20 tenants said they received a letter from Crescent Canyon Management informing them that their rent would be increasing effective April... continue reading
Ana Navarro lives with her husband and two young children in a 450-square-foot apartment. The kids — ages 10 and 3 — share a bedroom that’s more like a glorified closet.
The Minneapolis City Council passed an ordinance Friday prohibiting landlords from denying renters because they have a Section 8 housing voucher. Section 8 is a government program aimed to increase affordable housing choices for very low-income households by allowing families to choose privately... continue reading

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Tenant Voices

Stockton, San Joaquin
I was the on-site manager. I was fired for fixing the apartments to gov code . I was doing my job. Owners were not in compliance with housing standards . Now they have sent people to break my windows they have been harassing me for months now. I have also been served with a three day notice. 


The Costa-Hawkins Rental Housing Act has been a disaster for California renters. A special-interest law backed by the real estate industry that passed in 1995 statewide, Costa-Hawkins ties the hands of cities when it comes to protecting tenants from landlords who charge runaway rents.


Download resources to organize for rent control in your community. Rent control is an effective policy solution to curb rising rents and displacement. 12 cities in California already have these protections. Our toolkit draws from experience and lessons learned in these cities. Including facts,... continue reading

Upcoming Events

February 25, 2017 - 9am to February 25, 2017 - 5pm
Saturday, February 25th 9:00am - 5:00pm Los Angeles, CA     California Renter Power 2017 is the first annual statewide convening of tenants’ rights organizers fighting for housing justice!