Your Call: Has the housing crunch revitalized the renter’s rights movement?

Jul 12, 2017

  

As rents and evictions continue to soar throughout Northern California, several cities are taking action. On Election Day, a number of Bay Area cities passed or strengthened rent control laws.

A state bill would extend tenant protections to people who rent single-family homes. San Francisco Supervisors recently passed a law to protect renters from fraudulent owner move-in evictions.

How has the housing crisis revitalized the renter’s rights movement? 

Guests:

Darwin BondGraham,  award-winning staff writer at the East Bay Express

Dean Preston, founder and executive director of Tenants Together

Bigad Shaban, award-winning investigative reporter for NBC Bay Area 

Web Resources: 

Tenants Together

East Bay Times: Town Business: Oakland Isn't Meeting Its Affordable Housing Goals; Is the City Discriminating in Contracting?

NBC Bay Area: Investigative Unit: San Francisco Landlords May Have Wrongfully Evicted Hundreds of Tenants

San Jose Mercury: Housing crisis causes legislative avalanche: 130 bills proposed in Sacramento

Sacramento Bee: Rent increases, evictions up in immigrant communities under Trump, housing lawyers say

NBC Bay Area: Crackdown on Fraudulent SF Evictions Passes Unanimously After NBC Bay Area Investigation Reveals Widespread Abuse