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Anti Just Cause petitions have been submitted! Write to City to protest the deception!

by Eric Strimling

Yesterday morning the consulting firms succeeded in submitting enough signatures to suspend our hard won Just Cause eviction protections. To overturn Just Cause Alameda has been inundated with paid petition gatherers asking citizens to sign “to support rent control”. Don’t let outside real estate interests and the landlord lobby get away with deceiving voters into…



⛔ #DeclineToSign #WithdrawYourSignature

by Eric Strimling

  ARC Members, Thanks for helping us fight the landlord lobby’s attempt to overturn the Just Cause eviction protections we now have in Alameda. Don’t Sign the Petition! Don’t let them trick you! The petition is not about rent control — it’s about taking away your Just Cause tenant protections. The Alameda Renters Coalition is not circulating a petition.…



Alameda Renters Coalition offers two new jobs. Organize tenants in their buildings!

by Eric Strimling

ARC is hiring! Fight for tenants’ rights in the City of Alameda! About the Positions: Lead Tenant Organizer Hours per week: 20 Compensation and Status: $22.00/hour; Independent Contractor Tentative Time Frame: January-March 2017 The Lead Tenant Organizer will represent ARC in neighborhoods throughout Alameda and engage tenants in the organization of building-based committees. A tenant…



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…



Skyrocketing rents reveal need for strong rent control protections, by Lynda Carson

by Eric Strimling

Skyrocketing rents reveal need for strong rent control protections by Lynda Carson (tenantsrule [at] yahoo.com) Monday Oct 24th, 2016 9:44 PM As recent as Monday October 24, 2016, it was reported by the Palo Alto Weekly that the owner of the Stanford Garden Apartments and his son were arrested for harassing the tenants at the…