Oakland voters will get their say on stricter rent control

Oakland voters will get their say on stricter rent control By Rachel Swan Updated 5:25 pm, Wednesday, July 20, 2016 Citing escalating rents that tenant advocates call a threat to Oakland’s character, the City Council threw its support Wednesday behind a November ballot measure that would limit property owners’ ability to charge more and carry out evictions. Continue reading

James Vann Oakland Post Op Ed

Op-Ed: Housing Moratorium Ends, Council Must Approve Kaplan’s Renter Protection Proposal By James Vann   Continue reading

ABC 7 Coverage of Committee to Protect Oakland Renters City Hall Rally

Check out the video and story about our Committee's rally and delivery of 2 Eviction Notices to Mayor Libby Schaaf and City Council President Lynette Gibson McElhaney here! 

April 2 Media Advisory: Broad-Based Community Coalition Launches Citywide Signature Gathering Effort To Qualify Renters Upgrade Act For November 2016 Ballot

Vice Mayor Rebecca Kaplan, Community and Tenant advocacy organizations and members of prominent East Bay Labor Unions will be hitting the streets this weekend to urge Oaklanders to qualify a strong Oakland renters’ protection ordinance for the November 2016 ballot. Continue reading

March 24 Media Advisory: Concerns About Protections for Oakland Renters, Affordable Workforce Housing Escalate

OAKLAND--Amidst concerns about skyrocketing rents and home prices, a broad coalition of tenant advocates, labor leaders, faith and public safety warned the Oakland City Council Rules Committee today that Oakland voters must be provided with an opportunity to make decisions about the future of their City in the strongest possible way. Continue reading

March 3 Media Advisory: Oakland Renters, Unions and Community Organizations File Anti-Displacement Housing Measure Offering Stronger Tenant Protections for Oakland Families

A large coalition of Oakland renters, clergy, teachers, homeowners, unions, community organizations, small business and landlords are filing a proposed anti-displacement ballot initiative that strengths fair and equitable protections for Oakland tenants most impacted by the City’s growing housing crisis. Continue reading