News and Views

Tenants not quick to celebrate as rent cap law takes effect  10News
The life and death of Oceanside mobile homes  San Diego Reader
New housing laws could help Butte County housing crisis  Oroville Mercury-Register
Tenants See No Relief Despite State and City Protections
Video: Rent-Controlled Units Remain on Airbnb in Violation of LA Law  Capital and Main
Tenants secure $1 million settlement from Santa Monica landlords -  Santa Monica Daily Press
Mountain View rent control, school bonds on March ballot  Mountain View Voice
Mission Nonprofit Makes First Richmond Purchase to Protect Tenants  SF Weekly
CAUSE: Central Coast tenants being unjustly evicted, facing rent hikes  KEYT
Goleta City Council to consider temporary ban on no-fault evictions  Santa Barbara News-Press
The Tenants Group is suing for the rights of tenants displaced by the Hollywood project  gotech daily
Moms Reclaim Vacant Home Amid National Attacks on Homeless People  Truthout
Oakland looks to amend 40-year-old condo conversion laws  The Mercury News
In San Diego, activist Rafael Bautista is fighting a seemingly impossible fight. Landlords do whatever they want. Developers build whatever they want. And city politicians do next to nothing about the troubling practices of landlords and developers.   “They’re very developer friendly,” says Bautista, referring to the politicians, “but they’re not doing anything for tenants.”
As Brown Berets, Jessica Aguallo-Hurtado and her husband, Jesse Hurtado, travel throughout California to help the underserved in the Latino community. They tackle police brutality, immigration reform, education, and other important issues. Recently, they added housing justice to their activism. What was happening in their hometown of Concord, a middle- and working-class city that’s 22 miles northeast of Oakland, could no longer go unattended.  
El Segundo extends no-fault eviction ban in lead up to state law  The Daily Breeze
LA Tenants Union puts repealing the Ellis Act on the table  Knock LA
Baldwin Park apartment dwellers are set to receive some relief from large rent increases after the City Council unanimously passed a rent control measure Wednesday. As part of the proposal, rent increases for apartments in the city will be capped at 3%, and no more than one increase will be allowed in a 12-month period. It also requires landlords to have “just cause” before evicting tenants.
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