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Stand Up for Tenants Rights!
Date Saturday January 30
Time 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Location Details
Physical Protest: Happy Home Partner's Office, located at 2941 Telegraph Ave (at Ashby)
Contact info for Email/Phone Action (see demands in description):
-info.hhpartners [at] gmail.com
-510.655.3253 (Bing Udinsky, owner)
-510.204.9922, and/or 510.599.2015 (office lines)
Don't worry--they won't answer the phone, so just leave a voicemail
Event Type Protest
Organizer/AuthorCampaign for Renter's Rights
Phone510.457.1846 (leave a VM)
-COME SUPPORT OUR TENANT PICKET! --
PLEASE JOIN US on Saturday, Jan. 30, 11am-12pm, at Happy Home Partner's Office, located at 2941 Telegraph Ave (at Ashby). Bring music and noisemakers!

As concerned members of the community, we must demand that Happy Homes IMMEDIATELY take the following actions:
• Completely repair ALL the units at 475 Alcatraz, and authentically repair the underlying structural problems
• Stop all evictions, and until the building is repaired, put a moratorium on the annual increases allowed by the city
• Pay to relocate the Morales family and return their deposit
• Provide the promised payments to ALL tenants of 475 Alcatraz

By standing up for the tenants of 475 Alcatraz we are standing up for those all across Oakland (and beyond) who are stuck in similarly hazardous living conditions due to the lack of affordable housing in this city. Let's stand in solidarity for safe, affordable housing for all!

--ALSO--
Please call and/or email Happy Homes and ask them to immediately relocate the Morales family, pay ALL tenants their promised payments, fix ALLl units and stop the evictions/rent hikes!
-info.hhpartners [at] gmail.com
-510.655.3253 (Bing Udinsky, owner)
-510.204.9922, and/or 510.599.2015 (office lines)
Don't worry--they won't answer the phone, so just leave a voicemail

--HAPPY HOMES AND 475 ALCATRAZ----
The living conditions at 475 Alcatraz Avenue in Oakland—a property owned & managed by Happy Homes Partners, also known as Bing & Jerald Udinsky—are both dangerous and appalling. Multiple units have MOLD, WATER LEAKS, EXPOSED WALLS AND CONCRETE FLOORS, CARBON MONOXIDE/GAS LEAKS, and more. Happy Homes has consistently ignored tenant requests to repair units and clean common areas, knowingly exposing their tenants to unsafe conditions.

Despite this state of ill-repair, Happy Homes has continued to HIKE RENTS annually, as well as EVICT existing tenants and replace them with higher-income individuals who are willing to pay exorbitantly high rents—until the problems in their units start, after which they are essentially “forced out” of the unit by the bad conditions. Happy Homes then comes in and performs purely cosmetic interior repairs, and re-rents the apartment at new (even higher) “market rates.” The next tenant comes in, and the cycle starts all over again. This is Happy Homes’ business model!

--MORALES FAMILY STORY--
The Morales family, tenants of 475 Alcatraz since 2011, have faced particularly deplorable conditions; there is peeling paint, WATER LEAKS & MOLD throughout their apartment, they currently have NO WORKING HEATER, and they are UNABLE TO USE THEIR BEDROOMS because the flooring & wall was stripped down due to water flooding, so they sleep in their living room. They recently discovered that their oven was leaking massive amounts of CARBON MONOXIDE. They have been THREATENED WITH EVICTION for standing up for fair housing!

Due to pressure from the community, Happy Homes fixed one of the bedrooms, and the Morales family finally received the settlement paperwork on 1/22. However, the bad news is that if the Morales family signs the settlement they will be forced to relinquish their rights to compensation for carbon monoxide poisoning. This is unacceptable.
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Added to the calendar on Tuesday Jan 26th, 2016 3:21 PM

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