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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
San Francisco is suing a landlord for allegedly letting his rental properties in the Richmond District and Nob Hill fall into such a state of disrepair that rodents took up shop, feces accumulated and doors and windows were left broken. The City Attorney’s Office filed the lawsuit Wednesday against... continue reading
After 30 years, rent restrictions are ending on 64 apartments in the Santa Fe Ranch complex in La Costa because the building owner has paid off the tax-exempt bonds and is no longer required to provide affordable housing. Residents in those units were notified a year ago that beginning June 1 they... continue reading
Taxing the rich to give to the poor is talk one might expect from the People's Republic of Berkeley. But soon the Robin Hood principle could be enshrined in law: Two competing measures likely on the city's November ballot would tax landlords to fund affordable housing. A measure sponsored by the... continue reading

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Tenant Voices

Merced, Merced
My husband and I have recently been evicted from our home, we were living in a garage that had been converted into a little house which was still attached to the main house. The lady living main house was not paying rent, she was later informed that she would be evicted, and that she had thirty... continue reading


Hundreds of thousands of Section 8 tenants in California are in danger of displacement and homelessness because landlords refuse to take vouchers or landlords evict all Section 8 tenants from their buildings. Discrimination against Section 8 tenants is a cover for racism and classism and has to end... 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

June 14, 2016 - 6pm to June 14, 2016 - 9pm
RAISING THE ROOF FOR RENTERS! Communities thrive with rent control   California’s statewide organization for renters’ rights cordially invites you to a party to celebrate eight years of mobilizing tenants statewide for housing justice.   Save $20 by buying tickets in advance here: https://www.... continue reading