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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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The housing crisis in the Bay Area has reached Concord. Last month tenants at 1127 Virginia Lane organized a rent strike with Tenants Together and refused to pay a 30% rent increase from their property management company, The Pinza Group (run by Steven Pinza). In response, the owner of 1127... continue reading
As California's only grassroots statewide tenant organization, Tenants Together plays a key role in monitoring state bills, stopping bad legislation, and advancing laws that are good for tenants. We prioritize movement-building work, but when there are key bills to kill or the movement wants to... continue reading
It's still the most affordable city for renters in Silicon Valley, but it will become less so this summer. The city of East Palo Alto on Wednesday approved a 2.4 percent rent increase for residents in its 6-year-old rent control program. The change goes into effect when the 2016-17 fiscal year... continue reading
More than one-third of Bay Area residents say they are prepared to leave the region in the next few years due to high and rising housing costs, worsening traffic, widening income inequality and other concerns, reports the Mercury News. In a poll of 1,000 residents conducted by the Bay Area Council... continue reading

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Tenant Voices

Anahiem, Orange
Our landlord neglects routine maintenance, we do not have locks on our rear two sliding doors, we don't have a screen on our kitchen window. We have lived here for 15 years and he has done little to improve the livabilty of the house. Whenever something comes up, he makes an excuse not to do it,... continue reading


SB 1053 Housing Opportunities Act will make Section 8 discrimination illegal in California. This bill has been introduced by Senator Mark Leno to increase affordable housing opportunities for low-income families and veterans in California. SB 1053 ensures that all Californians have a fair... 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

Upcoming Events

April 28, 2016 - 6pm, May 26, 2016 - 6pm, June 23, 2016 - 6pm
Tenants Together hosts a monthly clinic in San Jose, CA on the 4th Thursday of every month at 6pm.    If you are a tenant with questions about conditions in your home, come to the clinic. Where: Sacred Heart Community Service - 1381 South 1st St San Jose, CA 95110     Eligibility: open to any... continue reading