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HUD Scolds Marin on Fair Housing Record
by Aaron GlantzThe Bay Citizen
January 6th, 2011
The wealthy, mostly white county agrees to research its lack of racial, ethnic and income diversity

Homeless Advocates Look to Feds
by T.J. JohnstonThe Bay Citizen
January 5th, 2011
Affordable-housing programs were slashed while tax breaks for wealthy homeowners were increased, report states.

Landlords Upgrade Rent Monitoring
by Dawn WotapkaThe Wall Street Journal
January 4th, 2011
Computer programs help landlords monitor interest and competition in rental markets and adjust rents accordingly.

Appeal “Probable” in Mobile Home Rent Control Case
by Matt KettmannSanta Barbara Independent
January 4th, 2011
Attorney representing Goleta mobile home park owner says Says Ninth Circuit Decision “Paves Way” for U.S. Supreme Court Review

Last Week to Vote for Landlord Hall of Shame 2010 Inductees
by Gabe TrevesBeyond Chron
January 4th, 2011
The voting period for the first-ever Tenants Together Landlord Hall of Shame ends on Friday, January 7th.

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.

Homeless advocates say federal government has key to ending problem
by T.J. JohnstonSF Public Press
January 3rd, 2011
A new report shows that the increase in homelessness over the last three decades is a result of the loss of affordable housing programs and the increase in tax breaks for wealthy homeowners.

Evictions in SF Are Down, But Still Painful
by Zusha ElinsonThe Bay Citizen
December 30th, 2010
When evicted from a rent-controlled home, San Francisco tenants often have trouble finding affordable housing.

Pasadena's tale of two cities
by Peter DreierPasadena Weekly
December 30th, 2010
A report based on U.S. Census data reveals that housing costs are driving middle-class and low-income residents out of Pasadena.

Rent control ordinance must be adopted again
by Justine FrederiksenThe Daily Journal
December 27th, 2010
Ukiah city council will re-adopt and re-publish a mobile home park rent stabilization ordinance to satisfy the letter of the law.

New California laws take effect in New Year
by Michelle PontoNews10/KXTV
December 27th, 2010
Among other laws to take effect January 1 is one preventing unfair evictions of domestic violence survivors.

Court upholds mobile home rent controls
by Carol J. WilliamsLos Angeles Times
December 23rd, 2010
Ruling in a Goleta case, the U.S. 9th Circuit Court of Appeals says park owners' property rights are not infringed on by laws controlling how much they can charge for monthly site rentals.

Weighing a landlord's promise
by Rebecca BoweSan Francisco Bay Guardian
December 21st, 2010
Parkmerced developer says rent control will be protected under new plan, but tenant advocates, including TT Executive Director Dean Preston, voice concerns.

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.

Landlord arrested for allegedly shooting at tenants' trailer
by The Daily JournalUkiah Daily Journal
December 17th, 2010
The 92-year-old suspect is held on $100,000 bail after pushing two sheriffs deputies called to investigate the shooting.

When smokers move out, carcinogens remain
by Janet LavelleSign On San Diego
December 16th, 2010
Moving into a home formerly occupied by smokers puts you at risk of "thirdhand smoke," say SDSU researchers.

Affordable housing groups oppose new air rules
by Will KaneSFGate
December 15th, 2010
Advocates say affordable housing development needs to happen in urban hubs - which a new study shows are often also in the thick of pollution.

Rent Control and Racism in D.C.
by The Fight BackThe Fight Back
December 15th, 2010
A Washington D.C. tenant activist discusses how tenant protections relate to institutional racism.

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.

Parkmerced Tenants Turn Out to Oppose Demolition of Rent Controlled Homes
by Dean PrestonBeyond Chron
December 13th, 2010
Public comment at the planning commission meeting runs for over 3 hours and is almost exclusively against the proposed project.

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