Repeal the Costa-Hawkins Rental Housing Act for

Real Rent Control Now

 

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

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Last Tuesday we mobilized to attend the first-ever State Assembly Housing and Community Development Committee informational hearing on “The Housing Affordability Crisis: Exploring the Effects of Renter Displacement” and asked you to contact your local state representatives to demand the repeal of... continue reading
California’s statewide tenants’ rights organization warned on Wednesday that double-digit rent increases following recent wildfires violate Penal Code 396, the state’s anti-price gouging laws. The cap on rent increases was triggered by the Governor’s declarations of states of emergency in nine... continue reading
A Los Angeles City council member Wednesday proposed banning or regulating the practice of renting out vehicles for people to live in within city limits. Council member Mitch Englander's motion cites KPCC reporting on the growing sub-economy of RV and van rentals for homeless people. "They're not... continue reading
Extra assistance for renters who are displaced through no-fault evictions failed to pass a second reading at the Oakland City Council last night after Councilmember Annie Campbell Washington had the legislation pulled from the agenda's consent portion of the calendar and scheduled for a future... continue reading

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Tenant Voices

Liz
Thousand Oaks, Ventura
I am being retaliatiated against, extortion, grievance hearings cancelled, private property searched during inspections, charging tenants for wear and tear, not giving  disabled with ssa bebeno  due process, constructive eviction for tenant organizing and speaking up when PHA breaks its own rules..... continue reading

Campaigns

The Costa-Hawkins Rental Housing Act has been a disaster for California renters. A special-interest law backed by the real estate industry that passed in 1995 statewide, Costa-Hawkins ties the hands of cities when it comes to protecting tenants from landlords who charge runaway rents.

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

September 23, 2017 - 9am to September 24, 2017 - 5pm
TWO DAYS! September 23, 2017 • 8:00 AM- 5PM September 24, 2017 • 8:00 AM-5PM Alameda High School **Space is limited and priority will be given to tenants and tenant organizers to attend.   DEADLINE TO REGISTER WAS MONDAY SEPT 11TH!