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Top 5 Anti-Rent Control Lies

Posted August 3, 2015 by

The movement for rent control is back. In response to steep rent increases, Richmond, Santa Rosa, San Jose, and Stockton are among California cities considering the enactment of rent control and just cause eviction laws (Richmond’s measure has already passed). 
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Overflow crowd at Richmond rent control hearing

Richmond 1, Gentrification 0

Posted July 24, 2015 by

The Bay Area city of Richmond made history Tuesday night, as the City Council voted 4-1 to enact rent control and just cause eviction laws. It is the first time a city has passed rent control in thirty years. It
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Richmond Passes Rent Control

Posted July 22, 2015 by Tenants Together

By a 4-1 vote, the City of Richmond passed a rent control law Tuesday night, prompting celebration among the broad coalition of tenants, labor allies, homeowners, and progressive community groups that packed the hearing chambers all night. Landlords turned out
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CalHFA Chair to Leave Over Ellis Act Evictions

Posted July 16, 2015 by Tenants Together

On July 14, the Chairman of the California Housing Finance Agency (CalHFA) announced his departure following a two-month campaign by tenant activists demanding his ouster. Matthew Jacobs, the head of a state affordable housing agency, was himself doing mass evictions
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How Democrats Mixed Oil and Water, Killing Environmental Bill

Posted July 13, 2015 by Gary Cohn

Hopes were high among environmentalists when a bill designed to protect California’s drinking water was introduced in the state Assembly earlier this year. After all, California has passed some of the most far-reaching environmental laws and regulations in the nation,
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