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Activists Hold Rally in Support of San Jose Renter Protections
KRON
May 13th, 2015
Local activists rallied in support of greater tenant protections, as tenants are forced from their homes by high rents.

S.F.'s Mission After the Moratorium
by Randy ShawBeyond Chron
May 12th, 2015
The moratorium proposed for San Francisco's Mission District may provide some breathing room to protect the remaining affordable housing there.

San Francisco May Subsidize Middle-Class Apartments for First Time
by Cory WeinbergSan Francisco Business Times
May 12th, 2015
San Francisco's housing crisis may now require that the city provide subsidized housing for families making more than $100,000 a year.

Supervisor Jane Kim Takes Aim at 'Frivolous' Evictions
by Joshua SabatiniSan Francisco Examiner
May 12th, 2015
Supervisor Jane Kim is proposing legislation that would limit frivolous evictions by landlords seeking to evict rent-controlled tenants.

Lafayette Fails to Enact Emergency Rent Hike Moratorium
by Jennifer ModenessiContra Costa Times
May 12th, 2015
Lafayette's City Council failed to pass an emergency rent moratorium there.

Rent Control Rising? San Jose Councilman Says It's Time to Expand Regulations, Add Teeth
by Nathan Donato-WeinsteinSilicon Valley Business Journal
May 12th, 2015
A San Jose City Councilmember wants to strengthen rent control legislation there, and to enact just cause eviction protections.

San Jose Mulls More Rent Control
by Ramona GirwargisSan Jose Mercury News
May 12th, 2015
The San Jose City Council may strengthen that city's weak rent control law and enact just cause eviction protections.

Tenants Renting From Wall Street Pay More
by Darwin BondGrahamEast Bay Express
May 12th, 2015
Tenants Together released a new report on a survey of tenants who rent from the Wall Street landlords, private equity firms that bought large numbers of properties out of foreclosure.

Could S.F. Supe's Bid to Halt Building Market-Rate Units Work?
by Emily GreenSan Francisco Chronicle
May 9th, 2015
Peter Dreier argues that the moratorium on new market-rate construction in San Francisco's Mission District might work.

Silicon Valley Giants Don't Just Build Offices Now. They're Also Responsible for Housing
by Biz CarsonBusiness Insider
May 8th, 2015
The Mountain View City Council is allowing tech companies to build huge office complexes without providing more than a thimble-full of affordable housing.

This Means War: Bedbugs Are Infesting California
by Dennis RomeroLA Weekly
May 8th, 2015
Legislation is being proposed to require that landlords eradicate bedbugs in rental units. The legislation would also prohibit tenants from moving bedbug-infested furniture to a rental unit.

Mission District Anti-Eviction Protesters Take Over City Hall
KTVU
May 8th, 2015
Tenant groups in San Francisco went to City Hall, demanding more affordable housing in the City.

How Can the City Kick-Start Affordable Housing
by Laura Wenus, Daniel Hirsch & Lydia ChavezMIssion Local
May 8th, 2015
Addressing the City's housing problems requires that City leaders establish affordable housing as a priority.

Orange County Supervisors Oppose Affordable Housing Bill, Citing Fee Increase
by Nick GerdaVoice of Orange County
May 8th, 2015
The Orange County Board of Supervisors is opposed to a bill sponsored by Assembly Speaker Toni Atkins, which would increase real estate recording fees to provide funds for affordable housing.

Tenants Triumph Over Google Attorney
by Randy ShawBeyond Chron
May 8th, 2015
A Google attorney has been stopped from evicting tenants under the Ellis Act.

New Santa Monica Law to Prohibit Discrimination Against Section 8 Tenants
by Niki CervantesSanta Monica Lookout
May 8th, 2015
Santa Monica's City Council passed legislation that would prohibit landlords from discriminating against Section 8 tenants. Section 8 discrimination often prevents tenants from renting in wealthier neighborhoods.

Displaced Tenants of Troubled Hotel Await Water Test Results
by Eric RasmussenKTVU
May 8th, 2015
Tenants of an Oakland residential hotel have been forced to leave their homes while the source of water contamination there is determined. The hotel has been cited numerous times for code violations.

Class Action Suit Settlement Renews Warning for Renters
by Lolita LopezNBC Los Angeles
May 8th, 2015
A SoCal landlord is being required to refund deposit monies that were wrongfully withheld for maintenance and repairs that were properly the landlord's responsibility.

Can One Oakland Law Slow Gentrification?
by Will HuntsberryKQED
May 8th, 2015
Oakland's law prohibiting landlords from harassing their tenants may--or may not--slow gentrification there.

Peninsula Renters Priced Out of Homes Face Tough Rental Market
ABC 7 News
May 8th, 2015
Skyrocketing rents in the Bay Area are forcing tenants out of their communities.

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