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Investors in Page Mill's East Palo Alto apartments sue landlord
by Jessica Bernstein-WaxSan Jose Mercury News
March 25th, 2010
Piles of papers filed in two Santa Clara County lawsuits suggest Predatory Landlord Page Mill Properties (David Tarin) planned to convert some of its 1,800 East Palo Alto rental units to condominiums and capitalize on "gentrification" under way in the city to yield hefty profits for itself and investors.

Final vote soon on bill to protect tenants in foreclosures
by Nick DiMarcoMaryland Reporter
March 25th, 2010
The Maryland House of Delegates tentatively passed a bill Thursday The measure that establishes the definition of a “bona fide” tenant, increases the length of time to notify a tenant of foreclosure and mandates more open disclosure of foreclosure proceedings.

Decision 2010: Peninsula residents to weigh in on several measures in June
by Mike Aldax San Francisco Examiner
March 24th, 2010
Measure H on the June ballot in East Palo Alto would repeal the city’s existing rent-stabilization ordinance regarding residential tenancies other than those in mobile home park spaces.

Bill Introduced in Congress to Extend Federal Tenant Protection Law
by Dean Preston of Tenants TogetherBeyond Chron
March 24th, 2010
With the foreclosure crisis certain to continue for years, housing advocates are hoping to make permanent the new protections for tenants in foreclosed properties that became law in May 2009.

Senator Leno Introduces Bill to Protect Elderly Tenants During Foreclosur
California Senate Majority Caucus
March 23rd, 2010
Legislation that increases protections for senior renters living in residential care facilities has passed the Senate Human Services Committee.

How landlords get away with it
by  Karen AhoMSN Real Estate
March 23rd, 2010
Just because the law says that your rental home must be up to par doesn't mean it will be. Renters may be surprised to learn that no one's really checking up on the landlord or the apartment. In the end, tenants to understand and fight for their legal rights.

Nonprofit to hold community meetings on Page Mill buildings' future
by Jessica Bernstein-WaxSan Jose Mercury News
March 22nd, 2010
Bridge Housing, a San Francisco nonprofit tasked with devising a plan for 1,800 East Palo Alto rental units that reverted to bank ownership earlier this month, will hold two community meetings in the next week.

1,200 tenants meet to fight for their homes
by Paddy Colligan
March 21st, 2010
Twelve hundred tenants from Stuyvesant Town and Peter Cooper Village in New York City, the victims of a predatory equity scheme invested in by CalPERS, met in March to prepare a housing battle that can impact on tenants of all incomes throughout city.

Federal Protections Seek To Help Tenants In Foreclosed Homes
by KENNETH R. GOSSELINHartford Courant
March 21st, 2010
Despite federal laws passed to provide protections for tenants in foreclosure, some banks, law firms and real estate agents are still not following the new provisions.

Minnesota Senate Contemplating Two-Year Moratorium on Foreclosures
by Matt DrewesFollow MPH
March 19th, 2010
A bill has passed out of committee in the Minnesota state Senate that would allow renters of residential property to stop a mortgage foreclosure for up to two years.

Villaraigosa calls on L.A. residents to complete census forms
by Phil WillonLA Times
March 18th, 2010
The mayor of Los Angeles encourages residents to complete census forms noting that renters are one of the most undercounted demographic groups.

Pasadena's affordable-housing search site popular with landlords, tenants
by Janette WilliamsPasadena Star-News
March 18th, 2010
A free city-sponsored Web site connecting landlords and renters looking for affordable housing, is receiving heavy traffic.

Dufty Compromise Moves Measure Protecting Tenants
by Paul HogarthBeyond Chron
March 17th, 2010
A San Francisco supervisor's proposed ordinance to curb Ellis Act evictions in the city's North Beach neighborhood by regulating parking garages, is headed for passage – after a compromise was brokered.

New complex opens doors to farmworkers
by Mike HarrisVentura County Star
March 17th, 2010
A new low-income rental housing development that offers special subsidies to farmworkers has opened in the city of Fillmore.

Legal Clinic Freezes Foreclosure Eviction
by Anthony ShallatUniversity of San Diego News Center
March 16th, 2010
A recent case argued by students and faculty from the Landlord Tenant Clinic at University of San Diego’s School of Law has won a major battle for California renters fighting foreclosure.

Foundation gives $525K for foreclosure prevention
Silicon Valley / San Jose Business Journal
March 16th, 2010
Seven housing counseling and legal services organizations will receive $525,000 in grants from Silicon Valley Community Foundation to help homeowners and renters facing foreclosure.

Fake landlords could be sent to state prison
by John Upton San Francisco Examiner:
March 16th, 2010
Imposter landlords could be found guilty of a felony and sent to state prison, under a bill that was introduced by Assemblywoman Fiona Ma (D-San Francisco) and one other lawmaker.

Panel to Review Torture Memo Author’s Anti-Rent Control Ruling
by Dean Preston, Executive Director of Tenants TogetherBeyond Chron
March 16th, 2010
Last week, the Chief Judge of the Ninth Circuit ordered review of Torture memo authoer Judge Bybee’s anti-rent control ruling from September 2009.

Sometimes, good legal help is the best medicine
by Anna GormanLA Times
March 12th, 2010
Ten medical-legal partnerships in California bring doctors and lawyers together to improve patient/tenant living conditions.

SF Planning Commission eliminating project reviews
by Conor GallagherGolden Gate [X} Press
March 11th, 2010
Tenants and other residents are concerned about the future ability of a San Francisco citizen to challenge the installation of cell phone antennas as the San Francisco Planning Commission is proposing to do away with the ability of an individual to file for a discretionary review of a proposed construction project near their residence.

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