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New Protection From Foreclosure for California Tenants
by Cathy MoranConsumer Ledger
April 6th, 2013
California tenants have new rights when their landlords face foreclosure.
Renters Fight Merced for Tenant Rights
by Lemor AbramsCBS47 TV
May 25th, 2012
Merced renters packed Merced City Chambers Monday, as council members reconsidered the "Just Cause For Eviction" law that protects renters from being evicted from their homes after foreclosure.
Social justice groups take message to gallery
by Ashley WoodThe Tufts Daily
March 14th, 2011
Two Boston tenant associations partner with a photographer to illustrate the struggles of renters stuck in the foreclosure crisis.
Bay Area meetings condemn foreclosures and evictions
by Judy GreenspanWorkers World
February 13th, 2011
Tenants and activists in San Francisco and Antioch are coordinating efforts for a moratorium against foreclosures and evictions.
Safe Family: Renters' Rights during foreclosure
by Ariel WeslerKSBY News
February 9th, 2011
Renter Sandra Pearson, caught deep in a foreclosure situation she did nothing to create, explains how California's statewide group for renter's rights, Tenants Together, helped her stay in her home.
Over 38% of Foreclosed Properties in California are Rentals
by Gabe TrevesBeyond Chron
January 27th, 2011
The foreclosure crisis hit home for over 200,000 tenants in 2010, causing unfair displacements and evictions, says a new report by Tenants Together.
More Than 38 Percent of Foreclosed Homes in California are Rentals: Over 200,000 Tenants Directly Affected
by Gabe TrevesCalifornia Progress Report
January 27th, 2011
Tenants Together's third annual report details how California renters are affected by the foreclosure crisis.
More victims of rental scam come forward
by Eddie GarciaKOB Eyewitness News 4
January 24th, 2011
KOB-TV in New Mexico reports on scams that trick tenants into renting foreclosed homes from people who don't own the proprties.
Will Attorney General Kamala Harris Take on Foreclosure Crisis?
by New American MediaNew America Media
January 3rd, 2011
Tenants and homeowners are eager to see if California's new attorney general will hold banks accountable in the foreclosure crisis.
Families arrested at bank in foreclosure protest [with video]
by Juan LopezPeople's World
December 17th, 2010
A group of 120 Los Angelenos protest foreclosure evictions by staging a sit-in. Before being arrested, protesters "moved in" to a Chase bank, installing a mattress and chairs in front of the branch.
Judge ruled LNR to pay for repairs at foreclosed Bronx apartments
by Istvan FeketeNY Short Sale Experts
December 16th, 2010
Judge Green orders FL-based special servicer LNR Property to make $2.5 million in repairs at 10 foreclosed buildings in the Bronx.
Sworn Statements Provide Glimpse into Case Against Squatter Landlord Mark Guerette
by Stefan KamphNew Times Broward-Palm Beach
December 14th, 2010
A detective interviews tenants who paid rent to a Florida man charged with fraud for making "adverse possession" claims on abandoned homes.
Family Evicted Despite Law Protecting Tenants From Landlord's Foreclosure
NBC News 11 Alive
December 4th, 2010
Tenants in Georgia fall victim to a foreclosure eviction after continuing to pay rent to their landlord who had lost the home in a foreclosure months before.
Strong protections help renters in foreclosed homes
by Michael FinneyABC 7 News
December 1st, 2010
San Francisco tenants have two safeguards after foreclosure: the federal Protecting Tenants at Foreclosure Act and a local ordinance that prevents eviction based on foreclosure alone.
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."
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.
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.
Foreclosures drive O.C. rental market
by Jeff CollinsThe Orange County Register
October 29th, 2010
Rents rise in Orange County due to the increasing number of homeowners becoming renters after foreclosure, reducing a recent trend of lower rents.
As Foreclosures Keep Coming, Renters Are Threatened Once Again
by Bruce KennedyDaily Finance
October 28th, 2010
A look at how unsuspecting renters are caught in the foreclosure crisis, through no fault of their own.
Website Exposes Worst Landlords
October 27th, 2010
Sacramento-area news source KCRA investigates local suggested nominees to the Landlord Hall of Shame. TT member and tenants' rights advocate Alison Brennan is quoted.
Fed, Bernanke Detail Response to Foreclosure Crisis
by Luca Di Leo and Meena ThiruvengadamThe Wall Street Journal
October 26th, 2010
The Federal Reserve issues information and procedures to ensure banks follow laws that protect tenants in foreclosure situations.
Illinois Sheriff Takes a Stand – Will Any California Sheriffs Follow?
by Dean PrestonBeyond Chron
October 26th, 2010
Tenants Together executive director Dean Preston calls on sheriffs nationwide to refuse to evict people from their homes until banks prove foreclosures are valid.
California Foreclosure and Tenants Rights
by Kat Riverside
October 20th, 2010
Inland Empire real estate writer highlights Tenants Together's work to keep tenants in their homes after foreclosure.
Foreclosure moratorium sought
by Dan MoranLake County News-Sun
October 19th, 2010
Following one Illinois sheriff's refusal to carry out bank-initiated evictions, activists call for another county to stop evicting tenants from foreclosed homes.
Sheriff takes hard stand against foreclosures
by Melanie EversleyUSA Today
October 19th, 2010
Cook County sheriff Thomas Dart refuses to enforce foreclosure evictions without proof that the foreclosure was done properly.
Foreclosures leave renters in a quandary
by Mike PerraultThe Desert Sun
October 17th, 2010
A flurry of questions come up for tenants in Palm Springs whose landlord defaulted on his loan.
Radio interview on tenants in foreclosure
by Michael FinneyKGO Radio
October 16th, 2010
Tenants Together program coordinator Gabe Treves discusses how the foreclosure crisis affects tenants.
Website exposes landlord blunders
by Chase S. KmecGolden Gate [X]press
October 5th, 2010
Californians respond to Tenants Together's Landlord Hall of Shame.
Beware: New Notice Requirement on Tenant Occupied Foreclosures
by MarkForeclosureTruth
October 5th, 2010
This blog post outlines details of SB 1149 which was signed into law by the Governor on September 30th.
Ally Financial Asked to Halt Evictions in Colorado
by Margaret Cronin Fisk and Lorraine WoellertBloomberg
September 28th, 2010
Colorado's attorney general follows California in asking Ally Financial to prove its foreclosure eviction procedures are legal.
U.S. State Officials Investigate After GMAC Halts Evictions
by BloombergBloomberg Businessweek
September 25th, 2010
While California's attorney general demands that Ally Financial prove its foreclosure evictions are legal, other state attorneys general investigate foreclosure practices at the company's GMAC Mortgage unit.
Brown Wants Ally Financial To Halt Foreclosures In California
by Kathy
September 24th, 2010
California's attorney general demands immediate proof that the mortgage lender is complying with state law in evicting homeowners and tenants from their homes.
Over 200,000 Renters Affected By Foreclosure
by Channel 3, KCRA NewsChannel 3, KCRA News
September 23rd, 2010
Sacramento renters learn their rights at a Tenants Together meet-up.
Impact of Foreclosures Goes Far Beyond Economic Damage
by Caitlin VegaCalifornia Progress Report
September 8th, 2010
A report put out by the Alameda Country Health Department in partnership with Causa Justa::Just Cause shows how people undergoing foreclosure are suffering higher rates of stress and other medical problems. This article touches on the importance of protecting families during these times.
Landlord troubles needn't hurt you
by Kevin TurnerThe Florida Times-Union
September 8th, 2010
The number of foreclosures in Jacksonville is increasing. April Charney, a foreclosure expert with Jacksonville Area Legal Aid, helps tenants understand their options if the landlord is going through a foreclosure proceeding.
Widespread Real Estate Scam Hits San Diego
by Lindsay Hood and Gene CubbisonNBC San Diego
September 7th, 2010
Two brothers have been charged with more than 100 felonies for participating in a real estate fraud ring in California and Nevada. The two men created false deeds and rented out foreclosed homes that they did not own.
Foreclosures can make you sick, report says
by Victoria ColliverSan Francisco Chronicle
September 2nd, 2010
A report by the Alameda County Public Health Department and Causa Justa/Just Cause shows how people undergoing foreclosure are suffering higher rates of stress and other medical problems.
When Your Landlord Fights a Foreclosure Sale
by Jennifer Saranow SchultzThe New York Times
August 26th, 2010
Author of Nolo's the Foreclosure Survival Guide, Stephen Elias, provides helpful tips about what to do when your landlord fights a foreclosure sale.
Man involved in housing mess owes $395,000 in taxes
by Brittany LevineThe Orange County Register
August 19th, 2010
Property manager Leo Goldberg rented units out without telling future tenants that the property was going through foreclosure. Goldberg requested advance payments and walked away with them once the bank took over the property. Goldberg is one of California's top 250 delinquent taxpayers.
State Bans Wholesale Evictions
by Stephanie KraftThe Valley Advocate
August 19th, 2010
A new Massachusetts law protects tenants caught in the foreclosure crisis through no fault of their own. Banks repossessing properties cannot evict tenants except for lease violations or nonpayment of rent.
Feds offer aid to renters as well as homeowners
by Kathleen PenderThe San Francisco Chronicle
August 15th, 2010
Government programs have provided renters, who make up one-third of households in the US, with stronger protections when the landlord faces foreclosure. This article quotes Ted Gullicksen of the San Francisco Tenants Union, who believes the government should do more for renters in this economy.
Banks help clean up blight in Arlington
by Susan ShrockThe Star-Telegram
August 15th, 2010
After foreclosing on the owner, banks in Texas agree to renovate apartment complexes that had fallen into terrible disrepair under the previous owner.
Roseville tenant: Bank ignoring foreclosure law
by George WarrenABC News
August 14th, 2010
Tenants Together member Christine Pierce stands up to the bank and exercises rights as a tenant in a foreclosure situation.
Number of the Week: Insults and Injury for Renters
by Mark WhitehouseThe Wall Street Journal
August 14th, 2010
Since 2006, the price of renting has increased by 12%. This increase, when combined with tax breaks on mortgage interest for homeowners, suggests that renters are effectively subsidizing homeownership in the U.S.
Never Underestimate
by Alison BrennanPeonInChief
August 4th, 2010
Blogger Alison Brennan writes about the state's latest budget proposal and its potential effect on California tenants.
Is Chase Bank a Slumlord?
by Mary C. JonesWe The People
July 31st, 2010
Foreclosed properties across Chicago are deteriorating, with banks that have taken over the properties paying them little to no attention. Tenants of a building owned by Chase Bank rallied to demand assistance with relocation after the City ordered them to vacate the building.
Growing number of renters displaced
by Kara LaPointThe Reno Gazette-Journal
July 31st, 2010
Renter Stephanie Williamson is the victim of a series of sudden foreclosures in Nevada. This article addresses the effect of the foreclosure crisis on tenants and quotes Kent Qian of the National Housing Law Project.
Bill to shield Mass. renters, elders on gov's desk
The Boston Globe
July 28th, 2010
The Massachusetts State Senate passed a bill that would increase tenant protections in foreclosure situations Governor Deval Patrick will soon review the bill.
Dodd-Frank Reform Bill Extends Tenant Act through 2014
by Kerry CurryHousing Wire
July 21st, 2010
The federal Protecting Tenants at Foreclosure Act (PTFA) allows tenants living in foreclosed properties the right to remain in their home for 90 days or through the term of their lease. The PTFA was set to sunset in 2012. This morning, President Obama signed an extension of the PTFA through 2014.
Massachusetts foreclosures on pace to eclipse high 2008 levels
by Michael NortonDaily News Transcript
July 20th, 2010
"Fueled by persistently high unemployment rates, completed foreclosures surged 56.7 percent over the first half of the year, placing foreclosures on pace to surpass their recent high in 2008, according to figures released Tuesday morning."
Tenants can get stung in foreclosures, too
by Rick RadinContra Costa Times
July 20th, 2010
Contra Costa Time article profiles tenants in foreclosure situations and includes information about tenants' rights from an interview with Tenants Together Program Coordinator, Gabe Treves.
Sites help struggling homeowners find tenants
by Ari Levy and Dan LevyThe San Francisco Chronicle
July 18th, 2010
Earlier this month, the New York State Legislature passed a bill that would ban rentals of less than 30 days in New York apartment buildings. The legislation is directed at larger multifamily dwellings where landlords evict tenants to develop illegal hotels and addresses concerns of unregulated rentals. Airbnb, a company that facilitates and promotes short-term vacation rentals across the world, is against the legislation. As illustrated by this article, homeowners facing foreclosure find relief through short-term vacation rentals that help them meet mortgage payments.
Jerry Brown Investigates Banks’ Treatment of Foreclosure Tenants
by Gabe TrevesBeyond Chron
July 13th, 2010
Gabe Treves, Program Coordinator at Tenants Together, reports on California Attorney General Jerry Brown's investigation to ensure compliance with tenant-protection laws by banks and private investors acquiring tenant-occupied, foreclosed properties.
When Your Landlord's in Foreclosure
by Kelly BennettVoice of San Diego
July 6th, 2010
Voice of San Diego writes about the rights of tenants in foreclosure, citing a Q&A with Tenants Together Program Coordinator, Gabe Treves.
Tenants have rights during foreclosures, Brown's office notes
Times Herald
July 6th, 2010
Attorney General Brown recently began investigating the illegal actions of banks, brokers, and lawyers towards innocent tenants who have become victims of the foreclosure crisis.
Some advice for renters
by Jennifer DaviesThe San Diego Union Tribune
July 5th, 2010
Tenants Together featured in San Diego Union Tribune piece on the rights of tenants in foreclosure situations.
Brown launches investigation into foreclosures that affect renters
by Jeb BingPleasanton Weekly
June 30th, 2010
Attorney General Edmund G. Brown Jr. yesterday launched an investigation aimed at protecting the rights of the "forgotten victims" of the housing market collapse -- the tens of thousands of tenants facing eviction from buildings that have been foreclosed by banks.
California Investigates Forgotten Victims of Foreclosure Crisis
by Annie WuThe Epoch Times
June 30th, 2010
"California Attorney General Edmund G. Brown Jr. announced on Monday that he will be opening an investigation into foreclosed properties and the state’s possible infringement of tenants’ rights. As part of his investigation, he sent letters to 24 banks, law firms, loan servicers, and private investors requesting information on their policies and procedures to see if they are forcefully evicting tenants from buildings that have been foreclosed by banks."
Foreclosure crisis hits home in Somerville
by Alix RoyThe Boston Globe
May 21st, 2010
When Susan Vallery and her 12-year-old daughter moved into a Marshall Street apartment in mid-January, they had no idea that the property was in the process of being foreclosed. An order of notice was served to the owner in December, but the issue was never mentioned to Vallery, who went through a real estate agent to secure the apartment.
Senate Considering the Victims of Foreclosure Crisis
by US REO PropertiesUS REO Properties
May 18th, 2010
The Massachusetts State Senate is considering the woes of tenants victimized by the foreclosure crisis. It recently gave unanimous support to a law that targeted stabilization of the neighbourhood by giving protection to the tenants from eviction due to foreclosure. The Senate gave the nod to Act to Stabilize Neighborhoods.
Chicago apartments: 125 foreclosures a week
by Mary Ellen PodmolikChicago Breaking Business
May 6th, 2010
More than 125 apartment buildings in Chicago went into foreclosure each week of 2009, affecting tenants in more than 20,000 rental units, according to a new report.
Wells Fargo reducing rents at 437 ex-Page Mill units
by Jessica Bernstein-Wax and will
More than 400 East Palo Alto tenants living in Page Mill Properties' former buildings recently got good news in the mail from Wells Fargo Bank.
Chicago renters hit harder by foreclosures than home owners
by FRANCINE KNOWLESChicago Sun-Times
May 5th, 2010
More than 125 multi-family buildings in Chicago went into foreclosure each week last year, according to a new report that showed Chicago renters were hit harder by foreclosures than Chicago home owners.
State Senate approves foreclosure legislation
by Matt MurphyLowell Sun
April 30th, 2010
For the first time, the Massachusetts bill also tries to protect renters from being evicted from their buildings if their landlords can't make payments. The legislation would prevent banks or other lenders from evicting tenants from foreclosed apartment buildings or condos without just cause until that building is sold.
Chicago renters could get security deposits back in foreclosures
by Hal DardickChicago Tribune
April 27th, 2010
Thousands of apartment dwellers who stand to lose security deposits because of building foreclosures would get their money back under a proposed ordinance a Chicago City Council committee approved today.
Assembly bill targets 'predatory equity' schemes
by Gennady Sheyner Palo Alto Online
April 26th, 2010
Spurred by the recent implosion of Page Mill Properties' East Palo Alto portfolio, California's elected officials are considering barring state pension funds from investing in companies that rely on displacing tenants to turn a profit.
Assemblyman Feuer introduces bill
by SAMANTHA YOUNGSan Jose Mercury News
April 25th, 2010
A bill introduced by Assemblyman Mike Feuer, D-Los Angeles, would help dwellers in rent-controlled buildings whose landlords have defaulted on their mortgages. It would enable a public entity to postpone the property's sale by 60 days
How renters get stuck in foreclosure mess
by BRITTANY LEVINEOrange County Register
April 21st, 2010
There's a federal law that's supposed to protect renters who get caught in a foreclosure battle between their landlord and the bank, but a conflict involving San Clemente renters highlights how the law can fall short when it comes to prepaid rent and other issues.
Tenants in 'Worst Landlords' Bronx Buildings Take Wall Street — Not Their Landlord — to Court
by Elizabeth DwoskinVillage Voice
April 21st, 2010
Tenants in 10 foreclosed buildings in the Bronx run into the ground by a notorius NYC landlord are going to court with a new strategy that directly targets Wall Street.
Renters Beware! Landlord Scams on the Rise in California
KSRO Radio
April 14th, 2010
KSRO radio interviews Tenants Together Executive Director, Dean Preston, on the issue of rental scams where tenants unsuspectingly rent vacant properties from scam artists who aren't actually the owners of the properties.
Renters bullied by owners facing foreclosure
April 13th, 2010
Since the onset of the foreclosure crisis, tens of thousands of renters in South Florida have been tossed out by banks and landlords essentially overnight with no mercy, and without any protection from the state of Florida.
Ruthless "Scamlords" Rip Off Would-Be Tenants
by Joan Quigley
In California, where vacant, foreclosed homes glut the marketplace, law-enforcement officials and legal aid clinics have seen a spike in landlord-impersonation cases over the past few years.
More scam artists posing as landlords
by Carolyn SaidSan Francisco Chronicle
April 11th, 2010
The glut of vacant foreclosed homes has inspired con artists to concoct a new scam: posing as landlords to swindle prospective tenants out of rent and deposit money. Cases of landlord impersonation have jumped throughout California in the past couple of years, according to sheriffs and legal aid clinics
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.
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.
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.
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.
Supes Move on Pro-Tenant Measures; Garage Legislation Postponed
by Paul HogarthBeyohdChron
March 10th, 2010
The San Francisco Board of Supervisors unanimously passed two pro-tenant ordinances yesterday, but a measure to block Ellis Act evictions still sits in limbo.
Supes approve eviction protections for foreclosed rental properties
by Joshua SabatiniSan Francisco Examiner:
March 10th, 2010
Legislation that extends just-cause eviction protections to tenants in buildings built post-1979 and have gone into foreclosure was unanimously approved Tuesday by the San Francisco Board of Supervisors.
Page Mill Properties Go Back To Bank
by Sharon SimonsonThe Registry
March 5th, 2010
A bold redevelopment play in East Palo Alto spearheaded by Bay Area developer David Taran and funded by CalPERS, has reached its anticipated end: The bank has foreclosed on the 101-property portfolio.
Wells Fargo aquires half of East Palo Alto rentals
KGO-TV San Francisco
March 3rd, 2010
About half the rental housing in East Palo Alto - some 1,800 units formerly owned by Page Mill Properties - has moved into the hands of Wells Fargo as a result of a foreclosure auction Tuesday.
Wells takes over East Palo Alto portfolio
San Francisco Business Times
March 3rd, 2010
Wells Fargo & Co. took title to 101 properties in East Palo Alto through trustee sales on Tuesday. The previous owner was Page Mill Properties, which bought the complex for just under $270 million. Wells Fargo has bid the property at $142 million.
Wells Fargo now biggest East Palo Alto landlord:
Bank becomes city's biggest landlord after foreclosure auction attracts no bids

by Gennady Sheyner Palo Alto Online
March 2nd, 2010
Wells Fargo took ownership of more than 1,800 housing units in East Palo Alto's Woodland Park neighborhood Tuesday afternoon, officially becoming the city's largest landlord.
Wells Fargo becomes East Palo Alto's largest landlord
by Shaun BishopSan Jose Mercury News
March 2nd, 2010
Wells Fargo became East Palo Alto's largest landlord on Tuesday, assuming ownership of about 1,800 rental housing units after no one bid on any of the properties at a foreclosure auction.
A real fix for the poorest victims of the foreclosure crisis: reauthorization of the Legal Services Corporation
by Emily Savner, research associate at the Brennan Center for Justice at NYU School of LawThe HIll
March 1st, 2010
Legislation recently introduced in Congress would reauthorize and revitalize the Legal Services Corporation, the federal body charged with distributing federal dollars to local, non-profit civil legal services programs nationwide.
Appellate court: E. Palo Alto won't have to pay $472K
by Jessica Bernstein-WaxSan Jose Mercury News
March 1st, 2010
East Palo Alto won't have to pay its biggest former landlord, Page Mill Properties, nearly $500,000 in attorneys' fees after the California Court of Appeal reversed a trial judge's 2009 ruling.
Fannie’s Lawyers Falsely Certify Compliance With PTAF in eviction context
by Robert Doggett, Texas RioGrande Legal
February 28th, 2010
This article is another detailing Fannie Mae’s refusal to adequately implement the Protecting Tenants at Foreclosure Act.
Fannie itself won’t certify compliance with PTAF – slows program to stabilize neighborhoods
by Robert Doggett, Texas RioGrande Legal Aid
February 26th, 2010
According to Legal Aid lawyer, Robert Doggett, Fannie Mae is not complying with the Protecting Tenants at Foreclosure Act.
State lawmaker introduces bill inspired by E. Palo Alto evictions
by Jessica Bernstein-WaxSan Jose Mercury News
A state Assembly bill prompted by widespread tenant evictions in East Palo Alto would bar public pension funds from investing in businesses that force residents out of rent-controlled buildings.
State lawmakers propose foreclosure relief bill
February 22nd, 2010
A foreclosure relief bill in the Arizona legislature would require maintenance of rental properties during foreclosure process.
Decaying apartments symptom of housing crisis
by Samantha GrossSFGate / San Francisco Chronicle
February 21st, 2010
Amidst the mortgage meltdown, increasingly landlords across the country are neglecting upkeep of their properties or simply walking away, leaving garbage to pile up and utility bills upaid. One example is East Palo Alto where maintenance, repairs and security suffer as the 1,800 apartments owned by Page Mill Properties face foreclosure.

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