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What is AB1482? California Legislature passed, and the governor is expected to sign, Ab1482. This bill will "cap" how much rent can be increased per year for covered rental units. Ab1482 also requires landlords to provide "cause" for eviction notices for covered units. Provisions for AB1482 are effective January 1st, 2020 and sunset on Janaury 1st, 2030.  For more information read the attached Tenants Together AB1482 handout. 
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New ordinance will penalize Fresno landlords with unsafe homes for renters  KFSN-TVNow, a new ordinance by the Fresno City Council would drastically increase the penalties for landlords to step up to city standards.
Modesto starts rental inspection program, will begin with problem properties  Modesto BeeModesto CA elected officials have approved an inspection program to protect residents living in the city's roughly 40000 rental properties, from single-family ...
San Jose to tackle anti-displacement amid concerns of developers on panel  San José Spotlight
Culver City Rent Control Saved Couple From Eviction  Spectrum News 1
Draft model lease for Santa Maria mobile home parks developed  Santa Maria TimesAfter months of meetings regarding rent protections for Santa Maria mobile home park residents, city officials and stakeholders have developed a draft version of ...
Housing Rights Committee celebrates 40th anniversary  San Francisco ExaminerYou could say the Housing Rights Committee was born from tenants' prayers. Forty years ago, a group of parishioners at old St. Mary's Cathedral on 660 ...
Concord Renters Form Union to Fight For Tenants' Rights  NBC Bay AreaBecause of the high cost of housing in the Bay Area, tenants in Concord have formed a union in what is being called a first for Contra Costa County.
Milpitas Creates Rent Review Board, Residents Still Concerned About Evictions  The Milpitas BeatMilpitas City Council voted to establish a rent review program at Tuesday's city council meeting, but the city is still stuck on how to proceed with just cause ...
Why California’s new rent control bill could bring relief to Butte County’s housing crisis  Chico Enterprise-RecordCHICO — A sweeping housing bill now on its way to Gov. Gavin Newsom offers stronger protections to millions of renters across the state. It could mean big ...
How San Francisco can fix a glaring loophole in California tenants rights legislation  San Francisco ExaminerState law gives new protections, but there's still more to be done.
Los Angeles County Supervisors To Pass Two Tenant Protection Initiatives  KHTS RadioPermanent rent control measures, known as stabilization ordinances were passed by the County of Los Angeles Board of Supervisors last week for eligible...
Tenants at Hilltop Apartments complain of construction displacement, reimbursement issues  Santa Cruz SentinelSANTA CRUZ — Tenants living at Hilltop Apartments are being displaced during construction for longer than expected and sometimes, they say, without ...
Santa Monica Moves to Tighten Strict Home Sharing Law  The Lookout NewsSeptember 3, 2019 -- The nation's strictest home sharing ordinance could be further tightened after the Santa Monica City Council directed staff to look for ways ...
After bruising Ghost Ship trial, attorneys, families brace for round 2  San Francisco ChronicleThough prosecutors have not said whether they will retry Derick Almena in the Ghost Ship warehouse fire case, defense attorneys and legal experts say a ...
Open letter to the Milpitas City Council: "Milpitas rents are NOT SUSTAINABLE."  The Milpitas BeatDear Mayor, Councilmembers, and Housing Subcommittee Staff,. “The cost of rental housing in Milpitas and the region has soared in recent years, as the pace ...
What Glendale's Not-Rent-Control Law Means For Affordable Housing in the City  Next CityOp-ed: Unsubsidized affordable housing is vanishing, but cities are advancing new programs for lower- and middle-income households.
Renters with Section 8 vouchers get some protection in East Bay city  The Mercury NewsALAMEDA — Tenants who receive government help to pay their rent are getting some protection from evictions amidst the Bay Area's hot real estate market.
Landlords Take Notice – New Sacramento Rent Control To Take Effect September 12  JD SupraOn August 13, 2019, the Sacramento City Council voted to adopt by a 7-1 margin a rent control and tenant protection measure known as the Sacramento Tenant ...
California Close to Adding 'Source of Income' as Newest Housing Discrimination Protection  California GlobeSection 8 housing vouchers can become one step closer to being a source of income for housing applicants if Senate Bill 329 passes the final Assembly.

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