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Fresno Landlord Nominated for Hall of Shame
by Giti DadlaniFresno Alliance
December 1st, 2010
Tenants Together organizer Giti Dadlani explains why five California landlords are Official Nominees to the Landlord Hall of Shame.

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.

Landlords Take Action After Hall of Shame Nomination
by KSEE NewsKSEE News
December 1st, 2010
Continued coverage of Fresno Landlord Hall of Shame nominees JD Home Rentals.

Fresno Landlord Nominated among Worst Slumlords
by KMPH NewsKMPH News
December 1st, 2010
Local TV news coverage of Fresno Landlord Hall of Shame nominee JD Home Rentals.

Fresno Group Nominated for Landlord Hall of Shame
by KSEE NewsKSEE News
November 30th, 2010
Local TV news story on Hall of Shame nominees JD Home Rentals.

Renters fear new ordinance considered by American Canyon
by Rachel Raskin-ZrihenTimes-Herald
November 30th, 2010
Area renters say new rent stabilization proposal is worse than what is on the books, and the text is too long and difficult for seniors to understand.

Black Friday 2010 'Housing Harvest' Occupation
by carol harveyThe Bay Citizen
November 30th, 2010
San Francisco housing activists decry the injustice of 36,000 empty homes, in a city where approximately 15,000 people are houseless.

Renters' troubles play out in court
by Merrill BalassoneThe Sacramento Bee
November 29th, 2010
The number of unlawful detainer lawsuits, court actions against tenants, has increased by 25 percent over the last five years.

Residents with overdue rent bills facing eviction
by Erin SherbertSF Examiner
November 28th, 2010
The SF Housing Authority's freeze on evictions has come to an end, just before the holidays. Housing Rights Committee Director Sara Shortt explains how this change will affect hundreds of the city's poorest residents.

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.

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