Archive for: November, 2016

Alameda Renters Coalition receives San Francisco Foundation grant to strengthen the fight to keep Alamedans in their homes

by Eric Strimling

Alameda Renters Coalition receives San Francisco Foundation grant to strengthen the fight to keep Alamedans in their homes   The Alameda Renters Coalition (ARC) is proud to announce that The San Francisco Foundation (TSFF) has awarded a one-year, $5,000 grant to the organization.  The grant will fund ARC’s efforts to fight displacement of local residents,…



Renter control ballot measures pass in Oakland, Richmond and Mountain View; by Lynda Carson

by Eric Strimling

There are rent control victories in the Cities of Oakland, Richmond and Mountain View, in the effort to save tens of thousands of renters from being displaced from their housing by heartless greedy landlords, realtors and speculators in the Bay Area! Renter control ballot measures pass in Oakland, Richmond and Mountain View By Lynda Carson…



Moving forward

by Eric Strimling

We fought a good fight, but lost. Being outspent by 20 to 1 was simply too difficult to over come. Their strategy was to to confuse the electorate and it succeeded. They called themselves rent control, they published repeatedly that L1 had a 5% rent cap which it doesn’t. I spoke to tenants who voted…



Polls by landlord group influenced council’s rent control measure

by Eric Strimling

(This article was published the day after the Alameda city council voted to start work on a ballot measure to compete with Measure M1.) Wed, Jul 20, 2016 Polls by landlord group influenced council’s rent control measure by Mark Noack / Mountain View Voice Mountain View City Council members gave plenty of reasons for why they…