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text Creation of Affordable Housing in the New Economy - by Steve Pleich
Affordable Housing Development, Like Affordable Housing, Needs a Plan
Posted: Mon Sep 15, 2014 12:50PM
text Santa Cruz Needs "Shelter First" Model for Homeless Community - by Steve Pleich
Gimme Shelter
Posted: Sat Sep 13, 2014 12:19PM
video Paula Gregoire: Save Paula's Cottage (video/mp4 70.4MB) - by Bradley Allen
On September 9, 2014, Paula Gregoire, her mother also named Paula, and her daughter Isabella, spoke before the Santa Cruz City Council against the city's inhumane rental inspection program. The cruel and invasive ordinance was pushed through in August 2010 in a 5-1 vote by the gentrifying forces of the Santa Cruz City Council with pressure and backing from UC Santa Cruz.
Posted: Thu Sep 11, 2014 3:05PM
text Oakland tenants to Rent Board: don't give landlords free ride - by Mike Lee
Tenant input needed on criteria for rent increases.
Posted: Tue Sep 9, 2014 10:22PM
document HUFFing around at the Association of Faith Communities Friday simple_housing_by_raven_davis.pdf_140_.jpg original image ( x) - by Robert Norse
HUFF (Homeless United for Friendship and Freedom) showed up in numbers at the annual get-together at the Calvary Episcopal Church urging immediate commitment to providing Simple Housing for 1000 people. Raven Davis was designated speaker for HUFF but was never allowed to speak, all the time being taken up by ponderous preachers and pretentious politicians. Few if any homeless people were invited to speak before the conclave. Here are two speeches we would have given, had we the chance, an...
Posted: Mon Sep 8, 2014 12:31AM
image Will St. Andrews Plaza be the first to be stung by WOSP? 120_wosp.jpg original image ( 192x189) - by FireWorks
Police raided the St. Andrews encampment at 34th and San Pablo directly after the West Oakland Specific Plan (WOSP), leaving some wondering, is this the start of the hammer coming down?
Posted: Thu Sep 4, 2014 8:15PM
image Huge Win as Benito Santiago's Ellis Act Eviction Rescinded Due to Direct Action Organizing 120_photo.jpg original image ( 2448x2448) - by Eviction Free San Francisco
Eviction Free San Francisco is overjoyed to announce the rescinding of Benito Santiago's Ellis Act Eviction, as well as the evictions of other tenants at 149-151 Duboce. The tenants in the four units there - Benito, as well as Eduardo Santana, Rhani Remedes and Scott Evans - received their Ellis Act eviction notice on December 20, 2013, by Pineapple Boy LLC. As Benito says, "When I received the Ellis Act notice, I thought we had to be out immediately. I couldn't fathom it. I've been living th...
Posted: Wed Sep 3, 2014 11:51AM
image Longtime Santa Cruz Residents Forced Out of Town by City and UCSC 120_paula-and-isabella.jpg original image ( 2048x1365) - by via Save Paula's Cottage
A City of Santa Cruz program backed by UCSC to red-tag and evict residents of "accessary dwelling units" (granny units) are driving longtime residents out of Santa Cruz!
Posted: Wed Sep 3, 2014 11:19AM
image Eviction Without Reason 120_bruce.jpg original image ( 800x749) - by Aimee Inglis
If it was your eviction, Bruce would have your back. He has fought hard for other tenants in his community, now he's facing eviction. Send a letter now to demand his eviction notice be withdrawn. http://bit.ly/MercedJustCause
Posted: Wed Sep 3, 2014 10:21AM
video Ralph Nader comes to the Berkeley Post Office! (video/quicktime 87.5MB) - by Bill Carpenter
The struggle to save the Berkeley Post Office adds Ralph Nader to its ranks! Nader spoke on July 29, 2014.
Posted: Tue Sep 2, 2014 9:35PM
image Rally Targets Real Estate Speculation, Serial Speculator Elba Borgen 120_rose.jpg original image ( 960x720) - by San Francisco Tenants Union
The San Francisco Tenants Union protested real estate speculator Elba Borgen today, August 29, during a rally in support Proposition G, the anti-speculation tax, in the Panhandle as the campaign to stop real estate speculation begins in neighborhoods across San Francisco.
Posted: Fri Aug 29, 2014 7:02PM
text Berkeley Housing Authority faces termination if a merger occurs - by Lynda Carson
It's probable that the BHA may be gobbled up and merged with the Oakland Housing Authority (OHA). The OHA is an experimental MTW housing authority, which means that Berkeley's section 8 tenants (Housing Choice Voucher Program tenants) would lose many of their existing rights as section 8 tenants if the merger takes place, or if Berkeley's section 8 tenants do not rise up in anger to block the merger from happening!
Posted: Fri Aug 29, 2014 4:02AM
text Greedy nonprofit housing developers have minimum income requirements - by Lynda Carson
Meanwhile, many executives in the so-called nonprofit housing industry are raking in some hefty salaries and wage compensation at the same time they discriminate against the poor with their minimum income requirements!
Posted: Thu Aug 21, 2014 8:03PM
image Mission Tenants Demand Their Stolen Money Back and Their Right to Remain in their Homes 120_screen_shot_2014-08-20_at_4.33.25_pm.jpg original image ( 738x556) - by Eviction Free San Francisco
On August 20th, tenants being evicted via the shady collusion of landlord Thomas Aquilina and property manager German Moldonado gathered outside their home at 26th and Lucky in San Francisco's Mission District, demanding their stolen money back and the right to remain in their home.
Posted: Wed Aug 20, 2014 4:39PM
text ACLU Santa Cruz Brings Statement of Principle to Board of Supervisors - by ACLU Santa Cruz
ACLU Calls for Board Consideration of Moratorium on Camping Ban
Posted: Tue Aug 19, 2014 12:14PM
calendar SF Mission Tenants Being Evicted by Collusion of Property Manager and Landlord T 120_poster_desalojo-01.jpg original image ( 2550x3300) - by Eviction Free San Francisco
3150-3154 26th Street (26th and Lucky)
Event Date:Wed Aug 20, 2014 12:00PM
Posted: Tue Aug 19, 2014 10:46AM
text Open Letter Alleging Racism At The East Bay Asian Local Development Corporation - by Lynda Carson
The unsigned letter appears to be from an employee of the East Bay Asian Local Development Corporation (EBALDC), who wants the plight of African Americans to be known, regarding their employment experience with EBALDC, a wealthy nonprofit development corporation located downtown Oakland.
Posted: Wed Aug 13, 2014 11:01PM
image RNs at Community Health Systems Hospital Set Three-Day Strike August 14-16 in Watsonville 120_watsonville_community_hospital_nurses_strike.jpg original image ( 640x427) - by via National Nurses United
Registered nurses at Watsonville Community Hospital in Watsonville, Ca. will hold a three strike beginning Thursday, August 14 in the latest protest against demands by hospital executive for sharp reductions in health coverage, and the hospital’s refusal to address concerns about patient care conditions, especially safe staffing. Nurses will speak out at a rally on thursday at noon in front of the hospital.
Posted: Tue Aug 12, 2014 6:33PM
image Eviction Free San Francisco Occupies Vanguard Properties and Demands Eviction be Rescinded 120_dscn6364.jpg original image ( 3648x2736) - by Eviction Free San Francisco
On August 12th, Eviction Free San Francisco occupied the offices of Vanguard Properties - the largest real estate company in Mission. Not only is Vanguard directly driving up the costs of rents in the Mission and throughout San Francisco, but their co-founder, Michael Harrison, is Ellis Act evicting four units at 151 Duboce, home of Benito Santiago and other residents. Benito, 64, is disabled, Filipino, a teacher with the Unified School District, born and raised in SF, an artist, and has live...
Posted: Tue Aug 12, 2014 6:08PM
text Federal Court Strikes Down Illegal Permit for Avenal Power Plant - by Center for Biological Diversity
SAN FRANCISCO— The 9th Circuit Court of Appeals today struck down an illegal permit that would have allowed Avenal Power to build a new gas-fired power plant in Avenal, Calif. In 2011, the Environmental Protection Agency issued a permit for the project that illegally waived its need to comply with air quality safeguards. Had this permit gone through, the plant would have been built in one of the most polluted and economically disadvantaged areas of the San Joaquin Valley.
Posted: Tue Aug 12, 2014 5:14PM

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