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Protest to "Stop Illegal Tourist Conversions!"
by Ashley HeineBeyond Chron
July 30th, 2014
Tenants in San Francisco are protesting the conversion of rental housing to Airbnb tourist accommodation.

Campos Raises Stakes on Tenant Buyouts
by Randy ShawBeyond Chron
July 30th, 2014
Supervisor David Campos has proposed legislation that would require landlords to provide more information to tenants who might sign buyout contracts.

Mobile Home Rent Control to be Decided by Huntington Beach Voters
by Jonathan WinslowOrange County Register
July 28th, 2014
Voters in Huntington Beach will decide whether or not to discuss rent control for mobile home parks.

New Requirements Target Long-Term Occupancy Motels in Costa Mesa
by Lauren SteussyOrange County Register
July 28th, 2014
Costa Mesa's City Council has voted to impose restrictions on long-term occupancy motels, even though these provide the only low-income housing in the community, and the City has no definite plans to provide replacement housing.

Eviction Fears Trigger Increase in Calls to Legal Advice Line
by Allison BrayIrish Independent
July 28th, 2014
Irish tenants fear eviction, as they have few rights and landlords are increasing rents. Many tenants are facing eviction as a result of bank foreclosure actions against their landlords.

Central City SRO Collaborative Battles More Than Bedbugs
by Mike KepkaSan Francisco Chronicle
July 27th, 2014
San Francisco's Central City SRO Collaborative helps tenants to enforce habitability laws in singe-room occupancy hotels.

Yuba City Tenants Sue Landlord over 'Substandard Conditions'
by Harold KruggerAppeal-Democrat
July 26th, 2014
California Rural Legal Assistance is filing suit on behalf of tenants at a Yuba City apartment complex. The suit claims that the landlord has failed to correct serious building problems and used illegal tactics against the tenants.

Father Slams Brighton and Hove City Council over Bedbug Infestation
by Adrian ImmsThe Argus
July 26th, 2014
A UK tenant in social housing has complained that the local housing council has known about a bedbug infestation for years, and has failed to address the problem.

Lawmakers Vow to End 'Poor Door' Policy at Luxury Buildings
by Amber Jamieson and Yoav GonenNew York Post
July 26th, 2014
NYC lawmakers are seeking to end the 'poor door' policy, which allows developers to provide separate--and lesser--entrances to tenants who live in the properties as a result of inclusionary zoning. Developers are allowed additional luxury units in exchange for the low-income units.

Sudden Departure of East Palo Alto's New Rent-Control Boss Mystifies Officials
by Bonnie EslingerSan Jose Mercury News
July 25th, 2014
East Palo Alto officials are mystified by the departure of the City's new rent-control director, less than two weeks after he was hired.

Attorney General Goes After Ex-Cop Accused of Harassing Tenants in Rent-Stabilized Apartments
by Greg B. SmithNew York Daily News
July 25th, 2014
A former policeman in New York City is being investigated for helping a socially-prominent landlord to harass rent-stabilized tenants, and force them from their homes.

Eviction Attempts Rampant on Manhattan's Upper West Side
by Catherine YangEpoch Times
July 25th, 2014
Rent-stabilized tenants in Manhattan are facing threats and intimidation, as landlord try to force them to move from their units.

Justice Department Obtains $80,000 Settlement in Housing Discrimination Lawsuit against California Landlord
Imperial Valley News
July 25th, 2014
A Fremont landlord will pay $80,000 to settle a discrimination complaint alleging that the landlord discriminated against families with children.

San Francisco Landlords Sue to Stop 'Oppressive' Renter Relocation Payments
by Eric YoungSan Francisco Business Times
July 24th, 2014
The San Francisco Apartment Association and the Coalition for Better Housing are suing to stop legislation that increased relocation payments for tenants evicted as a result of the Ellis Act.

Slumlord Millionaires: Wall Street's New Scheme to Profit Off Poor People
by David DayenNew Republic
July 24th, 2014
Wall Street landlords are raising rents, charging inappropriate fees and shirking their responsibilities to maintain their properties.

Blackstone Said to Prepare $700 Million Sale of Home Debt
by Heather Perlberg and John GittelsohnBloomberg
July 24th, 2014
Several private equity groups are packaging the foreclosed homes they purchased and converted to rentals as bonds secured by the properties and their rental income.

Landlords Challenge S.F.'s New Law on Evictions
by Bob EgelkoSan Francisco Chronicle
July 24th, 2014
Landlords are suing to stop a San Francisco ordinance that requires that tenants who are evicted through the Ellis Act be compensated by their landlords.

Bill De Blasio Seeks to End New York's 'Poor Doors'
by Lucy WestcottNewsweek
July 23rd, 2014
New York City's Mayor De Blasio wants to eliminate 'poor doors' from housing developments there. 'Poor doors' were permitted under a rule change enacted during the Bloomberg administration.

A 30-Year-Old Law is Creating a Crisis in San Francisco
by Joey CoscoBusiness Insider
July 22nd, 2014
The Ellis Act is reducing the supply of affordable housing in San Francisco.

Tenants Report Plumbing Problems, Leaky Roofs and Absent Landlords in Rentals Owned by Wall Street
by Alan PykeThink Progress
July 22nd, 2014
A report by Homes for All details the problems with Wall Street investor-owned rentals in Southern California

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