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Dust-up with picketing tenants puts L.A. housing authority chief in spotlight
by Jessica Garrison and David ZahniserLos Angeles Times
November 28th, 2010
One city council member says Rudy Montiel manages tenants like he would manage cattle.

New Tenants Together Report
by Alison BrennanPeonInChief
November 19th, 2010
A blogger reviews Tenants Together's most recent report "Without Justification: Banks Continue Mass Displacement of Innocent Tenants After Foreclosure."

Rent hike protesters get partial victory
by Rachel McGrathVentura County Star
November 19th, 2010
Mobile home park residents in Ventura County won a partial victory in their fight against high rent increases.

Landlords face steep fines over nuisances
by Joshua SabatiniSF Examiner
November 17th, 2010
The San Francisco Board of Supervisors approved legislation that imposes a fine of $1,000 per day to non-compliant landlords who fail to correct nuisances.

Sober-living facility files discrimination suit against West Hollywood
by Alexandra ZavisLos Angeles Times
November 14th, 2010
West Hollywood protests the conversion of rent-controlled residential units to a short-term substance abuse treatment facility.

Pet proposal put on hold
by Will ResimanSF Examiner
November 13th, 2010
A proposal to help tenants with pets find homes in SF is put on hold until January. Ted Gullicksen of the San Francisco Tenants Union points out that such a proposal would give renters the same basic rights of those living in federal housing.

Daily News editorial: By issuing evictions, housing director is hurting those he should be helping
by Los Angeles Daily NewsLos Angeles Daily News
November 12th, 2010
Local paper calls for Housing Authority director Rudy Montiel to call off evictions of HACLA residents who protested at his house.

L.A. housing official sought to evict nine tenants who protested at his home
by David Zahniser and Jessica GarrisonLos Angeles Times
November 11th, 2010
Public housing residents received eviction notices after attending a protest at the home of the agency's top executive. LA city council calls for attorney general to investigate.

S.F.'s Fillmore Center gets LEED certification
by Robert SelnaSFGate / San Francisco Chronicle
November 10th, 2010
The San Francisco apartment complex, home to 3,000 renters, now meets LEED Silver specifications for resident and environmental health. The upgrades will also save the owners money.

Frogtown’s foreclosure story: rentals
by Scott CarlsonFinance & Commerce
November 9th, 2010
The St. Paul, MN, neighborhood is 55 percent rentals.

Council Considers Rewarding Banks For Helping Local Communities
by Michael BrownleeFox 11 News
November 9th, 2010
Los Angeles proposes an ordinance that would force banks to disclose whether they have policies allowing tenants to stay in foreclosed properties.

At Legal Fringe, Empty Houses Go to the Needy
by Catharine Skipp and Damien CaveThe New York Times
November 8th, 2010
A Florida man possesses foreclosed homes, keeps them habitable and rents them out. He says an 1869 law protects him; the local authorities disagree.

Dutch court bans eviction of squatters
by Associated PressYahoo! News
November 8th, 2010
The Dutch have long been tolerant of squatters, with an earlier court ruling that entering an unused building is not trespassing.

Merced renters fight tenant abuse
by Jonah Owen LambMerced Sun-Star
November 6th, 2010
Local coverage of the Tenants Together Action Group meeting in Merced.

Surprise! Renters in foreclosure have rights
by Brent HunsbergerThe Oregon Live
November 6th, 2010
A tenant in Oregon learns about her rights in a foreclosure situation.

Poverty living at luxury prices
by Peter DreierPasadena Weekly
November 4th, 2010
Pasadena city council approves using stimulus funds to bail out a developer that wants to convert low-income senior housing to a luxury hotel.

Process servers at center of eviction challenges
by Robert SelnaSan Francisco Chronicle
October 31st, 2010
Lawyers content that process servers, like robo-signers, are being used to push foreclosures through quickly and incorrectly.

Daly Honored During Annual SRO Convention
by Luke ThomasFog City Journal
October 31st, 2010
Tenants honor San Francisco Supervisor Chris Daly for his work fighting to protect and expand tenants' rights before and throughout his two terms in office.

Eviction Ordinance Changes Brewing
by Brandon FastmanThe Santa Barbara Independent
October 29th, 2010
Housing advocates petition Santa Barbara Board of Supervisors to review a 2002 law that was supposed to give displaced tenants relocation funds, but which has not solved the problem of abrupt evictions.

Experts Discuss Affordable Housing Law at Tri-Valley Workshop
by Charles NguyenSan Ramon Patch
October 29th, 2010
The Tri-Valley Affordable Housing Committee met Thursday to discuss changes in housing law.

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