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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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Implementation of rent control victories…
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
Amid skyrocketing rents and a housing crisis, Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti Friday signed and praised a new law that aims to strengthen enforcement of the city's Rent Stabilization Ordinance. The law will require landlords who demolish rent-controlled units under the Ellis Act to either replace... continue reading
To Yountville leaders trying to learn how much local housing is dirty or dilapidated – or being used as illegal tourist getaways – compiling a list of all the town’s rentals has seemed a logical step. But a proposal to require landlords to register their units with the town has stirred pushback... 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. 


California State Assembly Bill 291 (Chiu) would improve protections for immigrant tenants against intimidation and retaliation by landlords. This bill proactively addresses rising dangers facing both documented and undocumented immigrants in California.


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

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June 15, 2017 - 6pm to June 15, 2017 - 9pm
Join us in celebrating 9 years of mobilizing tenants statewide for housing justice! With new rent control laws in Richmond and Mountain View, growing calls to repeal Costa Hawkins, and a surge in tenant activism statewide, this year we are highlighting this critical movement moment. Our work is key... continue reading