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San Jose's Homeless Brace for Another Round of Outdoor Emcampment Evictions
by Matt BiglerKPIX
December 9th, 2014
Homeless campers evicted from The Jungle encampment expect to be evicted from another site on Friday. The City says that establishing a legal camp would be a 'band-aid' solution, but has provided only temporary shelter to some of the earlier evictees.

Florida Tenant Protections Face Alarming Deadline
by Kim MillerPalm Beach Post
December 9th, 2014
The federal Protecting Tenants at Foreclosure Act will expire at the end of 2014, unless Congress votes to extend the legislation. While California tenants have those protections under state law, many other states have no legislation benefiting tenants in foreclosed properties.

L.A. Mayor Calls for Mandatory Earthquake Retrofitting for Thousands of Buildings
by Rong-Gong Lin II, Rosanna XiaLos Angeles Times
December 8th, 2014
A planned retrofit of vulnerable buildings in Los Angeles could result in rent increases for rent-controlled tenants if the City doesn't prevent the pass-through of the cost of the retrofits.

Few Options for Homeless as San Jose Clears Camp
by Barbara GradyNew York Times
San Jose officials forced the closure of a homeless encampment, even though they were only able to provide emergency housing to some of the residents.

Town of San Anselmo Toughens Rules on Smoking
by Derek WilsonRoss Valley Reporter
December 4th, 2014
San Anselmo will enact a smoking ban in multi-unit buildings that includes e-cigarettes and medical marijuana.

Airbnb Touts Its Economic Benefits as L.A. Leaders Seek to Clamp Down
by Tim LoganLos Angeles Times
December 4th, 2014
Airbnb issued a report showing the economic benefits of tourist rentals to the City. Tenant activists are concerned about the conversion of rental housing to defacto hotels.

Donald Sterling Sued Over Bedbugs
by Matt ReynoldsCourthouse News Service
November 25th, 2014
Donald Sterling, named to TT's Landlord Hall of Shame in 2010 and banned for life from the NBA for racist conduct in 2014, is being sued by an African American tenant for refusing to treat the tenant's apartment for bedbugs.

Budget Like a Freak: The Economic Benefits of Free Legal Aid in Civil Cases
by Ray BresciaHuffington Post
November 24th, 2014
The economists at Freakonomics have determined that it is far more cost-effective for local governments to provide legal assistance to tenants to prevent eviction than to provide shelter and rehouse them after they have been evicted.

Do Rents Really Rise Without Human Intervention?
by Pete DollackCounterPunch
November 21st, 2014
A report on the failure of Prop G and the decision overturning San Francisco's requirement for compensation for tenants evicted as a result of the Ellis Act.

A Push for Legal Aid in Civil Cases Finds Its Advocates
by Erik Eckholm and Ian LovettNew York Times
November 21st, 2014
A pilot project is providing legal services to some tenants in eviction cases.

SRO Tenants' Tales Tell Scary Story
by Jessica KwongSan Francisco Examiner
November 21st, 2014
Tenants in a "tech SRO" are complaining of illegal conditions at the property. The same landlords own another SRO where the former tenants are suing the landlords for illegal eviction.

Formerly Homeless Residents May Face Higher Eviction Rate than Other S.F. Tenants
by Paayal ZaveriSan Francisco Public Press
November 20th, 2014
Local housing groups and mental health service providers are seeking ways to keep formerly homeless tenants from being evicted from supportive housing facilities.

San Jose Enacts Affordable Housing Impact Fee
by Charisse Ma LeBronBeyond Chron
November 20th, 2014
The San Jose City Council has passed legislation that would require developers of market rate projects to provide affordable housing funding.

Ellis Eviction Protest at Rube Goldberg Building
by Eviction Free SFBeyond Chron
November 19th, 2014
Tenants of a San Francisco building are fighting their eviction under the Ellis Act.

New Era Estate: How US Pension Fund Manager Fuels London Rent Rises
by Amelia HillGuardian U.K.
November 19th, 2014
A US pension fund is fueling rent increases in London by purchasing affordable properties and increasing rents. Graphics are reproduced on the original site.

SJ City Council Approves Measure to Make Housing More Affordable in City
by David Louie ABC 7 News
November 18th, 2014
San Jose will impose a development fee to fund affordable housing there.

Ted Gullickson's Memorial Marks Evictions
by Joe Fitzgerald RodriguezSan Francisco Examiner
November 18th, 2014
The San Francisco Tenants Union's Ted Gullickson was remembered at a memorial service this week.

Big Real Estate Loses Key Anti-Tenant Democrats
by Dean PrestonBeyond Chron
November 18th, 2014
TT Executive Director Dean Preston reports on the defeat of anti-tenant Democrats in the November election.

State Among the Worst on Issue of Child Homelessness, Report Says
by Heather KnightSan Francisco Chronicle
November 17th, 2014
California is outranked only by Mississippi and Alabama in the percentage of children who are homeless.

New Report: Child Homelessness on the Rise in US
by David Crary and Lisa LeffAssociated Press
November 17th, 2014
Millions of children were homeless at some point during 2013, and one-fifth of those children live in California.

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