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

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In the article “In Silicon Valley Suburbs, Calls to Limit the Soaring Rents” the NY Times effectively published California Apartment Association talking points and assumptions without checking the facts.   Here are three of the most inaccurate statements that assume the facts are settled:  
Today, Tenants Together, along with a majority of our member organizations, joined a broad coalition of housing rights activists concerned with the Governor's "By-right" development proposal. While we don't disagree with the need to build more housing in California, especially affordable housing,... continue reading
Governor Jerry Brown has offered California’s cash-starved affordable housing industry a deal: pass his “as of right” housing measure in exchange for $400 million to address the state’s housing crisis. When this $400 million is added to the over $200 million from the Senate’s No Place Like Home... continue reading
Mountain View residents are likely to vote on rent control this November, according to the Mountain View Tenants Coalition. On Tuesday, the Coalition submitted more than 7,300 signatures for a rent control initiative to the city clerk, according to Communications Organizer Daniel Debolt. Among... continue reading

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Tenant Voices

pixley, Tulare
im being evicted from my home in pixley ca. I have 4 small kids under the age of 5. I went to trial on my unlawful detainer and lost. I feel so upset so used and cheated. This has put alot of stress on us i have to pay a judgement of 2000 plus look for a place to live and i lost all my furniture... continue reading


There are over 16 million tenants in California. Despite this enormous population, politicians often ignore the concerns of tenants. California tenants endure the second highest rents in the nation, poor housing conditions and unfair evictions. For many politicians in California, their votes... continue reading


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 14, 2016 - 6pm to June 14, 2016 - 9pm
Tenants Together, California’s statewide organization for renters’ rights cordially invites you to a party to celebrate eight years of mobilizing tenants statewide for housing justice.   THANK YOU ALL FOR AN AMAZING EVENT THIS WEEK! SEE OUR LIST OF SPONSORS AND HONOREES BELOW...