Press Releases

Tenants Fighting $1000+ Rent Increases Launch Signature Gathering Kickoff to Support Affordable Housing Act, to Remove State Barriers to Local Rent Control

OAKLAND, March 10th, 2018 - This Saturday, tenants denied renter protections due to the Costa Hawkins Rental Housing Act that are facing rent increases over $1000 a month will launch a local signature gathering kickoff in support of the Affordable Housing Act. In less than two months since signature gatherers hit the ground to place the Affordable Housing Act on the ballot, the campaign has already collected over 50% of the signatures required. Representatives from SEIU Local 1021, Centro Legale, East Bay Democratic Socialists of America and Community Resource Corps, Oakland Justice Coalition and Oakland Educators Association will be joining the initiative.

Hundreds Flooded CDP Convention Calling for Stronger Renter Protections & the Repeal of Costa-Hawkins

SAN DIEGO, February 22nd, 2018 - Today, hundreds of people from tenant groups, community organizations and unions converged on San Diego at the California Democratic Party Convention to call on delegates, candidates and elected officials to support the repeal of the Costa Hawkins Rental Housing Act and the Nov 2018 ballot initiative - the Affordable Housing Act - that will get this done. With less than two months since signature gathering started, the campaign to repeal Costa Hawkins has already collected over 250,000 signatures.

Wall Street Landlords Turn American Dream Into a Nightmare

WASHINGTON DC, January 17th, 2018 - Wall Street landlords are fundamentally changing homeownership across the United States with its new and massive purchases of single-family dwellings, squeezing tenants and prospective homeowners, particularly in communities of color, according to a new report authored by Alliance of Californians for Community Empowerment (ACCE), Americans for Financial Reform (AFR) and Public Advocates.