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This article in the L.A. Times describes lender harassment to evict tenants, including how a lender stopped paying the water bill in a bid to evict tenants from an Oakland duplex.
March 5, 2008
March 5, 2008
Landlord Landmark Equities must pay $10 million in fines and restitution to tenants!
This L.A. Times article covers the impact of foreclosures on renters, with particular focus on Southern CA.
The SF Chronicle covers the impact of foreclosures on renters, with particular emphasis on the SF Bay Area.
This New York publication covers California tenants' effort to save rent control, and quotes Tenants Together Executive Director Dean Preston and board member Larry Gross.
This article in the LA Times highlights the fight over rent control that will be on the June 2008 ballot.
Inland's Valley Daily Bulletin presents the struggle of an increasing number of seniors in finding affordable housing.
January 19, 2008
This article in Beyond Chron reports on the Tenant Convention in San Francisco against the initiative to ban rent control.
This article highlights the impact of foreclosures on California tenants, an issue that has been largely ignored as the media focuses on the impact of foreclosure on homeowners.
  • Rent control
  • Legislative victories/defeats
According to this USA Today article, many families affected by foreclosure are dealing with their housing problems by moving in with relatives. This phenomenon may contribute to increasing vacancy rates across the nation.
"Foreclosure crisis reaches boiling point in Miami's Liberty City"
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Wednesday July 27th       Contacts: Aimee Inglis, Acting Director, Tenants Together: 415-495-8100 x 1001, aimee@tenantstogether.org Amy Schur, Campaign Director, ACCE: (213) 804-3161, aschur@calorganize.org      Californians for Affordable Housing: 
  • Rent control
  • Demolition/conversion of rental housing
  • Affordable housing
With the decision, the city can now form its rent stabilization board.
Senior tenants of the famed New York building fight back against the building owner who is claiming hardship.
AB 2052 permits a victim of domestic violence, sexual assault, or stalking to terminate a residential lease early without financial penalty.
Page Mill Properties' attorneys and attorneys representing tenants of Page Mill Properties each made arguments regarding East Palo Alto's rent control ordinance.
"BARRE – City councilors had hoped to hear from tenants this week in their continuing effort to update local ordinances on rental properties in the city, But instead, with one exception, they heard from their advocates."

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