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Statewide Renter Assembly

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

Recent Updates

As Pete Yamamoto recalls the events of Aug. 4, 1977 — the infamous eviction night at Kearny Street’s old International Hotel — his eyes are closed. For several minutes, he seems to be trying to concentrate as he recounts what occurred 40 years ago. But after a while, he pauses, bows his head and... continue reading
Marin Supervisor Damon Connolly has signaled what may be the Marin Board of Supervisors’ next step in addressing the county’s affordable housing crisis. “What we’re likely to propose — and it’s under consideration right now — is any landlord looking to raise the rent by more than 5 percent would be... continue reading
Supporters of maintaining “just cause” eviction protections as part of a city ordinance will rally outside City Hall on Saturday afternoon. The rally is being organized by tenant activists and will take place 12:30 p.m.-1:30 p.m. It comes amid efforts by landlords to remove the just cause, saying... continue reading
Modesto resident Christine Thompson said it took her three or four months of searching to find her current home, a two-bedroom apartment that rents for $825 a month, is clean, in good repair and in a decent neighborhood. She and her two children have been living there since January.

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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. 

Campaigns

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.

Resources

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

July 27, 2017 - 9am to July 27, 2017 - 10pm
Repeal the State Restriction on Rent Control: Costa Hawkins! July 27th STATEWIDE DAY OF ACTION LOS ANGELES - 10:30AM Action on new growing corporate landlord - meet up location TBASAN FRANCISCO/OAKLAND - 3:30PM Action on Wall Street Landlord - meeting at McDonald's 235 N Front StCONTRA COSTA COUNTY... continue reading