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Contact the Mountain View City Council now to urge them to defend rent control!
A network of over 60 grassroots organizations in racially and economically diverse areas across California have formed Californians for Affordable Housing (CAH) to reject the Governor Brown’s housing plan “Trailer Bill 707” (a.k.a. “By-right”). This housing plan would enable for-profit developers... continue reading
Tenants Together has been organizing buildings in Concord, Contra Costa County, where landlords have been allowing bed bug infestations to persist. In the summer of 2013, TT began helping Concord tenants make formal complaints. In October, tenants testified at a city council meeting about the... continue reading
We lost the legislative battle but won the fight to get CalPERS to divest from predatory equity schemes like Page Mill's evictions in East Palo Alto.
Tenants Together formed on the heels of the fight to defend rent control and tenant protections by defeating Prop 98. We were a part of a broad coalition that WON.
We passed just-cause ordinances in Merced and Ridgecrest, succeeded in including tenant protections in the Homeowner's Bill of Rights, and protecting tenants statewide from unfair evictions after ownership changes.
California State Assembly Bill 291 (Chiu) would improve protections for immigrant tenants against intimidation and retaliation by landlords. This bill proactively addresses rising dangers facing both documented and undocumented immigrants in California.
The Costa-Hawkins Rental Housing Act has been a disaster for California renters. A special-interest law backed by the real estate industry that passed in 1995 statewide, Costa-Hawkins ties the hands of cities when it comes to protecting tenants from landlords who charge runaway rents.
Californians are living in overcrowded, uninhabitable conditions and are paying more than half their income in rent. Meanwhile cities primarily produce luxury market-rate housing (if they produce any at all), lack basic anti-displacement policies, and code enforcement departments don't prioritize... continue reading
If you don't think landlords have a right to unlimited rent increases and to evict tenants for any reason, then you believe in rent control to curb rents and just cause to prevent unfair evictions.
If you didn’t get evicted, you shouldn’t have an eviction on your record. Simple right? Unfortunately not in California. Under current law, if a tenant does not prevail in an eviction lawsuit within 60 days, all court records relating to the case become public. Credit agencies collect the... continue reading
There are over 16 million tenants in California. Despite this enormous population, politicians often ignore the concerns of tenants. California tenants endure the second highest rents in the nation, poor housing conditions and unfair evictions. For many politicians in California, their votes... continue reading
Rents are rising beyond the means of most California residents. Nearly a quarter of renters (and in some metro areas, nearly half of renters) pay at least 50% of their income to their landlord. We need to pass new rent control and just cause for eviction ordinances and we need to strengthen... continue reading
Tenants Together and local Fresno groups Faith in Community, Lowell Community Development Corporation, Housing Alliance of Fresno, Planned Parenthood, Fresno Partnership, Laborers Local 294, Fresno Metro Ministry, and No More Slumlords are joining together to fight for a slumlord-free Fresno.   The... continue reading
We're forcing slumlords to clean up their act. Slumlords get rich sucking money out of their properties and investing little or nothing back in. Tenants end up paying the price. Through organizing, education, and litigation, we're taking action.   Key sub-campaigns: Fresno Coalition for... continue reading
California State Assembly Bill 291 (Chiu) would improve protections for immigrant tenants against intimidation and retaliation by landlords. This bill proactively addresses rising dangers facing both documented and undocumented immigrants in California.
The Costa-Hawkins Rental Housing Act has been a disaster for California renters. A special-interest law backed by the real estate industry that passed in 1995 statewide, Costa-Hawkins ties the hands of cities when it comes to protecting tenants from landlords who charge runaway rents.
Californians are living in overcrowded, uninhabitable conditions and are paying more than half their income in rent. Meanwhile cities primarily produce luxury market-rate housing (if they produce any at all), lack basic anti-displacement policies, and code enforcement departments don't prioritize... continue reading
Contact the Mountain View City Council now to urge them to defend rent control!
If you don't think landlords have a right to unlimited rent increases and to evict tenants for any reason, then you believe in rent control to curb rents and just cause to prevent unfair evictions.
A network of over 60 grassroots organizations in racially and economically diverse areas across California have formed Californians for Affordable Housing (CAH) to reject the Governor Brown’s housing plan “Trailer Bill 707” (a.k.a. “By-right”). This housing plan would enable for-profit developers... continue reading
If you didn’t get evicted, you shouldn’t have an eviction on your record. Simple right? Unfortunately not in California. Under current law, if a tenant does not prevail in an eviction lawsuit within 60 days, all court records relating to the case become public. Credit agencies collect the... continue reading
There are over 16 million tenants in California. Despite this enormous population, politicians often ignore the concerns of tenants. California tenants endure the second highest rents in the nation, poor housing conditions and unfair evictions. For many politicians in California, their votes... continue reading
Rents are rising beyond the means of most California residents. Nearly a quarter of renters (and in some metro areas, nearly half of renters) pay at least 50% of their income to their landlord. We need to pass new rent control and just cause for eviction ordinances and we need to strengthen... continue reading
Tenants Together and local Fresno groups Faith in Community, Lowell Community Development Corporation, Housing Alliance of Fresno, Planned Parenthood, Fresno Partnership, Laborers Local 294, Fresno Metro Ministry, and No More Slumlords are joining together to fight for a slumlord-free Fresno.   The... continue reading

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