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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…



Why doesn’t RRAC work?

by Eric Strimling

     Have you ever been to a RRAC meeting?I have. The one renter, out of twenty who got increases, who had the courage to confront their landlord in a public meeting had had their rent increased by 30% in three years. He asked for a break from the proposed 5% rent increase this year.…