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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.

New website features worst landlords ever
by Rebecca BoweSan Francisco Bay Guardian
September 24th, 2010
The San Francisco Bay Guardian reports on the launch of the Tenants Together Landlord Hall of Shame.

West Hollywood's Historic El Mirador Apartments Being Emptied
by WeHo News StaffWeHo News
September 23rd, 2010
The landmark building, built in 1929 by architect S. Charles Lee, may be left vacant for the next 10 years.

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.

Dorchester House tenants' fight highlights issues with D.C. rent-control law
by Derek KravitzThe Washington Post
September 22nd, 2010
Dorchester House, once an affordable apartment complex, has been the source of landlord-tenant disputes in D.C. for decades. In addition to fighting off illegal rent increases, the complex has undergone submetering to pass the cost of utilities on to tenants, and has been purchased by speculators with the intent of converting the units from rent-control to market rate.

Landlord withdraws Section 8 discrimination lawsuit against Antioch
by Paul BurgarinoMercury News
September 22nd, 2010
The Patras family, who own properties in Antioch, sued the city on the grounds that they were harassed for renting to tenants in the Section 8 housing program.

Santa Monica Story: Residents Vs. “The System”
by Dish Taylor and Titus WapatoSanta Monica Dispatch
September 20th, 2010
A groundswell of grassroots activism emerges to fight a proposed condominium complex set to replace demolished affordable housing.

The Struggle Ahead: Affordable Housing as a Human Right in San Diego
by Rocky NeptunIndyBay
September 19th, 2010
The United Nations recognizes affordable housing as a human right. Why doesn't the United States?

Renters caught in foreclosure crisis
by Richard BammerThe Reporter
September 19th, 2010
The Ramos family refuses to "be another statistic" in the foreclosure crisis. This article walks through their experience with the U.S. Bank National Association and the bank's attorney, David Endres. Gabe Treves, program coordinator at TT, is quoted.

Legislature Passes Bill to Protect Innocent Tenants From Having their Credit Ruined by Banks
by Dean PrestonBeyond Chron
September 15th, 2010
The legislature passed SB 1149, a bill authored by state senator Ellen Corbett (D - San Leandro) that would protect renters from having their credit reports permanently damaged through bogus evictions. The bill currently awaits the governor's signature.

CalPERS must release documents detailing $100 million investment loss
by Thomas PeeleMercury News
September 14th, 2010
A judge ordered the California Public Employee Retirement System, CalPERS, to release documents about how it lost $100 million in a failed real estate project.

Calif. Initiative Lets Low-Income Homes Bask in Solar Power
by  Anne C. Mulkern, GreenwireThe New York Times
September 14th, 2010
The installation is good for the environment and gives tenants a break on utility costs.

Cambridge, MA, keeps affordable-housing formula
by Marc LevyCambridge Day
September 14th, 2010
City councillors debated how to spend affordable housing state matching funds, with a majority voting to continue to funnel 80 percent of state monies to affordable housing projects.

California, PA, set to evict Cal U. students from unsafe housing
by Scott BeveridgeObserver-Reporter
September 14th, 2010
Homeowners in the Pennsylvania borough are under investigation for shirking building inspection requirements and for renting rooms illegally.

Stuyvesant Town Tenants Are Offered Co-op Plan
by Charles V. BagliThe New York Times
September 13th, 2010
One of New York's biggest affordable housing complexes is on the verge of a possible "affordable noneviction conversion" of the apartments to co-ops.

Housing Authority not prioritizing Section 8 homes
by Erin SherbertThe Examiner
September 12th, 2010
The San Francisco Housing Authority has not properly inspected Section 8 rental housing units, resulting in hazardous living conditions. This article quotes Sarah Shortt, executive director of the Housing Rights Committee of San Francisco, who believes the Housing Authority is setting a "horrifying precedent."

Rent control law might be hard to sell
by Damian MannThe Mail Tribune
September 10th, 2010
Oregon mobile home industry would oppose rent control, but might favor mediation

A Dastardly Clever Scheme
by Greg Mankiw Greg Mankiw's Blog
September 10th, 2010
A Harvard economist explains how New York universities make money off the city's rent control ordinance.

Santa Monica Extends No Smoking Zone
by Jonathan
Opponents to the code say it pits non-smoker's rights against renters' rights.

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.

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