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Editorial: Three good initiatives for the fall ballot
by Bruce BrugmanSan Francisco Bay Guardian
June 28th, 2011
San Francisco supervisors put two housing issues before the voters: a ban on demolishing rent controlled buildings and a revamp of homeless policy that would give people homes - not just beds - before taking away their welfare funds.

New Rent Laws Disappoint Tenant Groups, Annoy Owners
by Cindy RodriguezWNYC News Blog
June 27th, 2011
The new rent laws that govern roughly 1 million New York City apartments go into effect immediately after Albany lawmakers gave it the green light last week.

San Diego Affordable Housing Gets Solar
by Susan DeFreitasEarth Techling
June 24th, 2011
Tenants of a 108-unit building expect to see a 20 percent drop in their electric bills, for a savings of over $100 each year.

Demolition ban on November ballot, Parkmerced could be impacted
by Will KaneSF Gate
June 22nd, 2011
San Francisco supervisors put an initiative on the November ballot that would ban the demolition of sound rental housing. The ban may also reverse the planned demolition of Parkmerced.

Oceanside residents fighting to keep rent control
by Nathan ScharnSign On San Diego
June 22nd, 2011
Mobile home park residents collect signatures to put a city law eliminating rent control to a public vote.

FORUM: Rent control keeps power in balance
by Charles (Chuck) McVayNorth County Times
June 22nd, 2011
An Oceanside resident makes the case for returning rent control to the city's mobile home parks.

Fair Housing Law Project out to protect against discrimination
by Jill
June 21st, 2011
A new program from Greater Bakersfield Legal Assistance offers legal aid to people facing discrimination and educates housing providers who discriminate.

New Report Finds Marin is the Most Unaffordable County in the Nation for Renters
by Tina DuongIndyBay
June 20th, 2011
Marin County tops the list of the nation’s least affordable rental markets with over 60 percent of its renters unable to afford a two-bedroom apartment, according to a report.

New Report Finds Marin is the Most Unaffordable County in the Nation for Renters
by Tina DuongIndy Bay
June 20th, 2011
Over 60 percent of Marin County renters are unable to afford a two-bedroom apartment, according to a nationwide comparison of how much money a household must earn to afford to rent a modest home.

Matter of Mail Delivery at S.R.O. Hotels Is Stuck in Court
by Aaron GlantzThe New York Times
June 17th, 2011
The City of San Francisco takes on the U.S. Postal Service for refusing to deliver mail to mailboxes in single room occupancy hotels.

Rent regulations for one million New Yorkers expire as state Dems lose political game of chicken
by Glenn BlainNew York Daily News
June 16th, 2011
New York's Gov. Andrew Cuomo promises to keep the Legislature in Albany until a long-term agreement is reached to strengthen rent laws.

How Big Banks Displace Families Who Rent
by Sally HoProgress Illinois
June 15th, 2011
Banks taking over foreclosed properties are considered the new homeowners, but what happens when the building is home to dozens of families who rent? An Illinois group says that should make the banks the landlords too -- at least temporarily.

PG&E holds renter responsible for big bill
by Michael FinneyKGO-TV San Francisco
June 14th, 2011
Some renters are surprised to find themselves on the hook for other tenants' utility charges.

Renters are next victims of the housing market
by Jane HodgesMSNBC
June 14th, 2011
Landlords across the country take advantage of the tighter market to push through rent increases.

Mayor signs Parkmerced, opponents ready to get out the vote
by Will KaneSF Gate
June 13th, 2011
Tenants advocates launch a petition drive for a ballot measure to block the Parkmerced redevelopment plan, which would destroy sound rental housing.

Rents to rise by 3.2 percent
by Ashley ArchibaldSanta Monica Daily Press
June 11th, 2011
Santa Monica tenants and landlords both are unhappy with the change.

Subcontractor says L.A. affordable-housing funds were diverted to remodel Glendale councilman's home
by Melanie Hicken, David Zahniser and Jessica GarrisonLos Angeles Times
June 10th, 2011
The allegation involves Advanced Development & Investment, which has been accused by its own overseer of defrauding L.A., Glendale and other agencies of $134 million as it built subsidized housing.

Council approves deal for nonprofit purchase of Castle Mobile Estates
by Tovin LapanSanta Cruz Sentinel
June 10th, 2011
Residents of Castle Mobile Estates mobile home park applaud the city council for allowing nonprofit Millennium Housing to purchase the park.

Lawsuit declares LA 'homeless veterans capital' of the country, says West LA VA complex being misused
by Frank StoltzeKPCC
June 9th, 2011
The ACLU and veterans groups say the West Lost Angeles Veterans Administration complex is taking on commercial tenants instead of housing veterans.

Carbon Monoxide Detector Law Takes Effect July 1
by Mirna AlfonsoLake Elsinore-Wildomar Patch
June 9th, 2011
California Senate Bill 183 -- passed in 2010 -- makes it an infraction not to have one installed in a home or any other domicile, punishable by a $200 fine, according to the state Senate website.

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