Housing Fund Victory

After a national lawsuit, dozens of direct actions, online petitions, op-eds and ceaseless pressure we are pleased to report that Right to the City alliance (RTTC) Homes For All campaign, of which we are a part, finally won funding to
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Only the Movement Can Deliver Justice

Oakland protest after Ferguson grand jury announcement, Nov. 24. Photo: Jaron Browne Last week the St. Louis County grand jury failed to indict police officer Darren Wilson, the cop who shot and killed 18-year-old, unarmed Michael Brown on a hot
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Election Roundup – Stunning victories and defeats

      Big Money, distortions damage Prop G.  Despite a powerful, coordinated, grassroots campaign, Proposition G, the Anti-Speculation Tax, went down at the polls in initial results. The Real Estate lobby outspent the tenant side by 12-to-1, flooding voters’ mailboxes with a

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Tenants Rights Tuesdays

This past Tuesday the Community and Economic Development Committee heard testimony from courageous tenants, Just Cause leaders, and allies who all spoke out in support of the Tenant Protection Ordinance (TPO) in Oakland.  Along with all the supporters were a
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Win Tenant Protections in Oakland

Allies and Supporters – Thousands of Oakland’s tenants are being intimidated by their landlords, harassed, or neglected in the landlords attempts to push them out.  We have worked with Council member Dan Kalb to draft an ordinance that will stop
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CJJC Helps Tenants Defend N. Oakland Home

CJJC rolled 20 strong with members and community supporters early this morning  to demand that landlord’s John Van Eyck, Caryl Esteves, and Alfred Wong stop the evictions & harassment of our members Mustafa Solomon and Amy Ornoski in North Oakland.
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NYTimes: Evictions Soar in Hot Market; Renters Suffer

“The rental shortage has made the most vulnerable tenants susceptible to eviction. “So many of our clients are people of color, people with disabilities, people who have suffered extreme health crises or a long-term chronic illness,” said Christine Donahoe, a
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Stop the Flip: Proposed Anti-Speculation Measure

Scores of community members, tenants and several lawmakers including SF Supervisors John Avalos, David Campos, Jane Kim and Eric Mar introduced a proposed measure that would curb real estate flipping. The SF Anti-Displacement Coalition of which Causa Justa :: Just
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West Oakland Specific Plan is NO Plan For Us

The West Oakland Specific Plan (W.O.S.P.) is a zoning plan that is an example of development WITH displacement. It makes no effort to mitigate the impacts of gentrification and instead opens up the neighborhood even more for investment opportunities. There
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Unity is POWER/¡Unidad es POWER!

On a day when millions of workers across the world will take to the streets marching in unity and solidarity, we are proud to announce that after more than a decade of partnership, camaraderie, and mutual development, POWER and Causa
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ACTION ALERT-URGENT! Stop AB 1513

We calling on our supporters to inform you all of a dangerous bill in the California State Assembly that will be going to the Judiciary Committee TOMORROW Tuesday, April 29. It’s AB 1513: you can read a brief FAQ here: 
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Letter to Supporters of Tenant Justice

Congratulations to us ALL:  As of August 1, DEBT SERVICE is no more. 
 
The second reading to END DEBT SERVICE pass-through was voted unanimously!
Now begins the final actions to complete our pending victory on CAPITAL IMPROVEMENTS . . . 
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Locked Out and Displaced: Tenant Fights Back

Case underscores the ongoing surge of harassment and evictions flooding Mission District When: Friday, March 12, 11AMWhat: Press conference denouncing the illegal eviction lock out of immigrant tenant Where:  3374 24th St., outside a four-unit building where he rented a
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Tenant Justice Campaign: Next Moves

FROM MARCH UPDATE:
Tuesday March 11, the the Oakland City Council Community and Economic Development Committee decided to forward rent control recommendations to the City Council, but failed to make a specific recommendation to the council, so we are still
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Tenant Justice Campaign Proposals & Petition

The Oakland Rent Board put forth ‘Debt Service’ and ‘Capital Improvement’ Rent Adjustment Program regulation amendments for approval by the City of Oakland. The Tenant Justice Campaign (TJC) evaluated the proposals and has come up with developed positions to better
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Is Your Rent Too High?

Oakland Tenants and Friends who Support Fairness and Justice: The Tenant Justice Campaign (TJC) is a broad alliance of individuals and pro-tenant organizations.  In response to the ‘Debt Service’ and ‘Capital Improvement’ Rent Adjustment Program regulation amendments that the Oakland
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Tenant Protection Victories in SF

Espanol sigue Tenant Protection Victories Thanks to the courageous and powerful actions taken by tenants in SF in 2013, the Board of Supervisors felt the pressure to pass a number of tenants rights policies that will protect working class tenants
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Don’t Push Us Out!

First Public Action of La Plaza 16 Coalición/ The Plaza 16 Coalition to oppose the proposed development project at Plaza. 16th Street Plaza Anti-Displacement Rally When: Saturday, Feb. 1, 2014 Where: 16th & Mission streets at BART Plaza Time: 1pm-3pm
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Tenant Victory!

Gladys O., who is disabled, lives in an SRO in San Francisco with her son,  who is also disabled. She was harassed by her manager beginning in June 2013, who told her she could pay her June rent with her
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Tenant Info for the Holidays

Please go to our Tenant Services menu for information about our holiday schedule. Our offices will be closed from December 23, 2013 until January 1, 2014.But we have info for you if you need immediate emergency help so check out
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Hassle Free Housing Passes 1st SF BOS Vote

Hassle Free Housing Ordinance Passes First Vote 11-0 at SF Board of Supervisors Growing Strength of Housing Rights Movement Creating More Protections for Tenants After more than a year of pushing for Hassle Free Housing, the proposed legislation passed its
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Homes for All / Right to a Roof!

Paula Beal, left, and Gerthina Harris, right, at a housing action and rally. Get ready to fight for Paula Beal and Wallace Hill and their right to remain in their Oakland home. On Wednesday, December 11, at 8:45am we are
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