Tuesday, September 22, 2020

Tag: Landlords

The Agenda: The eviction tsunami begins

Local courts will start to hear cases Monday; tenant groups plan protest.

A dramatic new report sheds real light on homeless policies

The Coalition on Homelessness released a dramatic new study today that – unlike most reports on the unhoused – relies on data collected directly from the people on the...

Newsom, Chiu agree on bill that could lead to widespread evictions

Assemblymember David Chiu has reached a compromise with Gov. Gavin Newsom and the big landlord groups on a relatively limited bill to protect renters from evictions during the COVID...

Epic Sacramento showdown over looming eviction tsunami

In an important State Capitol legislative shift, on Thursday Berkeley Assemblymember Nancy Skinner agreed to amend her controversial housing bill, AB1085. She said she will delete the section of that...

Lawyers say it’s unsafe to restart eviction cases

Last week, about 30 lawyers and organizers gathered outside the state building at 455 Golden Gate Avenue to demand that the state Judicial Council extend Emergency Rule 1, which...

Millions of tenants at risk as court ban on evictions set to expire

The organization that manages the courts in California is moving to end a moratorium on evictions that has saved millions of people from losing their homes. The state Judicial Council,...

Breed budget comes to the supes

The mayor’s budget proposal, delayed because of the COVID crisis, comes before the Board of Supes Budget and Appropriations Committee Wed/12, Thu/13 and Fri/14. It’s going to be a...

Fielder shows surprising strength in state Senate fundraising report

Incumbent state Senator Scott Wiener and his challenger, Jackie Fielder, have raised almost the same amount of money between February and June, campaign finance reports show. That’s remarkable: Wiener is...

Review: Two random ballroom dancers in the Chinese Pavilion at Stow Lake

How long has it been? 135 Days. Nineteen weeks. Five months! You've had another heavy but predictable meltdown with your lockdown partner, or you realized you've been staring at...

Tenants harassed by construction work during COVID

In her 27 years as a tenant on Leavenworth, Andrea Carla Michaels has had few issues with any of her landlords. Now she is the only one of six tenants...