ACCE Members are playing a critical role in fighting for stronger tenant protections throughout Sacramento. Through continuous organizing, we’re able to create change by facilitating opportunities for renters to share their stories with the press, come to organizing meetings, protest, lobby visits with legislators, and continue to get more tenants to join us to raise their voices and fight back.
Our South Sacramento Chapter has identified the need for an Anti-Harassment Ordinance to that holds landlords accountable for acts such as:
- Influencing a tenant to vacate a rental unit through fraud, intimidation, or coercion;
- Abusing the owner’s right to access the tenant’s rental unit;
- Removing a tenant’s possessions without the tenant’s permission;
- Threatening violence against a tenant;
- Refusing to acknowledge receipt of a tenant’s lawful rent payment;
- Substantially interfering with a tenant’s right to quiet use;
- Interrupting, terminating, or failing to provide housing services;
- Attempting to coerce tenants to vacate with offers of payments coupled with threats;
- Invading a tenant’s right to privacy; and
- Refusing to do repairs for purposes of harassment.
Just as strong laws were required to prevent hostile work environments, localities now must pass strong laws to prevent hostile living environments.