Reports, Toolkits, Newsletters
16 million Californians are tenants, the majority of tenants are from communities of color and earn a median income of $36,000 a year. Lack of regulation on rents and evictions, a low minimum wage, structural racism, and gender discrimination contribute to a cycle of poverty that keeps tenants in... Read More
Since 2013, there has been widespread media coverage of Wall Street’s emerging REO-(Real Estate Owned)-to-rental market, also known as the “single-family home rental market,” and new, untested, corporate revenue streams through rental securitization and, most recently, landlord loans. This... Read More
What were our big wins and accomplishments for this year?
Rent control is an effective policy solution to curb rising rents and displacement. 12 cities in California already have these protections. Our toolkit draws from experience and lessons learned in these cities.
A Statewide Survey of Tenants Renting from Wall Street Landlords
Tenants Together collaborated with the Anti-Eviction Mapping Project to prepare this report. The Anti-Eviction Mapping Project has been at the forefront of collecting, analyzing and presenting data on Ellis Act evictions in San Francisco. TT wishes to acknowledge and thank Erin McElroy and Jennifer... Read More
Executive Summary The stakes are high when it comes to security deposits in California. An estimated $5 billion of tenant security deposits are held by California landlords. With an average tenancy statewide of less than three years, this means that in excess of $1 billion of deposit money annually... Read More
One Million California Tenants and Counting: Fourth Annual Report on California Renters in the Foreclosure Crisis
This is the fourth annual Tenants Together report on the plight of renters in the foreclosure crisis. Overall foreclosure activity dropped in the last calendar year, but the numbers remain stubbornly high. More than one million tenants have now been directly impacted by home foreclosures.