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textNew Rent Laws: Renters get longer notice for rent increases above 10% by Lynda Carson
Starting January 1, 2020, AB 1110 takes effect which requires landlords to serve tenants in a residential dwelling with a month-to-month tenancy a “90 day notice” if the landlord “jacks up the rent” by more than 10%....
Posted: Wed Oct 16, 2019 1:04AM
textThe Left is Not Obsolete by Norman Birnbaum
"Propaganda is always the other. We are the principled," said Norman Birnbaum. The left is rooted philosophic ally in the Enlightenment with its rejectionof throne and altar. The left sought material redistribution for moral reasons-for the sake of transforming human nature. The challenge is to forge new alliances....
Posted: Mon Oct 14, 2019 4:28AM
textRent Control & Just Cause Eviction Protections: AB 1482 Has Been Signed! by Posted By Lynda Carson
Many tenants live in fear that they are just one rent-gouging increase or one discriminatory or arbitrary eviction notice away from losing their home. AB 1482's statewide anti-gouging and just cause protection provisions will change all of this. Our homes are where we lay our heads down at night, where we feel safe, and where our families and children feel safe! California's tenants deserve and need these critical protections. The new law takes effect January 1, 2020....
Posted: Thu Oct 10, 2019 1:34AM
textNew protections for Section 8 voucher holders (Housing Choice Voucher Holders) by Lynda Carson
According to HUD’s records on 10/08/2019, in San Francisco there are 13,798 units in its Section 8 inventory, Oakland has 13,614 Section 8 units, Berkeley has 1,995 Section 8 units, Alameda has 1,885 Section 8 units, Alameda County has 6,684 Section 8 units, Contra Costa County has 9,235 Section 8 units, and Marin Housing has 2,205 Section 8 units listed. Oddly, the City of Richmond does not have any Section 8 units listed in HUD’s records....
Posted: Wed Oct 9, 2019 8:18PM
textExpanded Legal Assistance for People Experiencing Homelessness by Steve Pleich
Need for Legal Assistance Growing Among the Homeless...
Posted: Tue Oct 8, 2019 11:51AM
textOakland files lawsuit to block Oakland Athletics from buying Coliseum complex by Lynda Carson
Indeed, billionaire John J. Fisher’s plan to build a stadium at Howard Terminal will result in the loss of many present and future middle class jobs, and will result in higher priced housing and condominiums that most Oaklanders cannot afford. Despite all their promises, the A’s and multi-billionaire John Fisher have never built any affordable housing near the Coliseum, or anywhere in the Bay Area. The Oakland City Council sold out Oaklanders by voting to support the A’s stadium plan for Howa...
Posted: Tue Oct 1, 2019 10:00PM
textHUD rejects Governor Newsom’s request to assist the homeless with additional funding by Lynda Carson
According to the National Low-Income Housing Coalition (NLIHC), “HUD Secretary Ben Carson rejected California Governor Gavin Newsom’s request for increased federal investment in housing options for people experiencing homelessness, in a letter published on September 18....
Posted: Mon Sep 23, 2019 11:18PM
textWhite House Policy Paper on Homelessness Misrepresents Evidence, Drives Wrong Conclusions by National Law Center on Homelessness & Poverty
September 17, 2019, Washington, DC — On Monday evening, President Trump’s Council of Economic Advisors released a white paper that ignores and directly contradicts the evidence-based consensus of 19 of his own agencies. Last year, those agencies published the Federal Strategic Plan to End Homelessness, stating that housing, low barrier shelter, and decriminalization is the best way to end homelessness....
Posted: Fri Sep 20, 2019 7:03PM
textTrump’s latest on-going attack on the defenseless unhoused by Lynda Carson
Meanwhile the Trump Regime wants to cut HUD’s housing assistance programs. Additionally, many non profit housing organizations also have unconscionable "minimum income requirements" that exclude seniors on Social Security, the disabled receiving SSI, and the poor from their so-called affordable housing projects....
Posted: Wed Sep 18, 2019 11:49PM
textTelegraph triangle loses status and bench by Anonymous
Berkeley city officials have taken away the special status of the Triangle on Telegraph Avenue. Once a tiny park for people to sit and congregate at Telegraph and Dwight, the city has downgraded the Triangle to being a road median. The bench at the Triangle was removed....
Posted: Fri Sep 13, 2019 9:27AM
textTrump Administration’s Plan to Crack Down on Homeless Encampments Raises Alarms by National Law Center on Homelessness & Poverty
September 12, 2019, Washington, DC – On Tuesday, The Washington Post reported that President Trump ordered White House officials to “crack down” on homeless encampments in California. While the Law Center agrees that unsheltered homelessness is a crisis in California and across the country, we are concerned about the Administration’s plans to displace people without real attention to alternatives....
Posted: Fri Sep 13, 2019 1:32AM
textPassing the Buck and Rubberstamping at the Parks and Recreation Commission Yesterday by Robert Norse
Where's the "Progressive" Input at Parks and Recreation ?...
Posted: Tue Sep 10, 2019 10:01AM
textAppeals Court to Hear ACLU Discrimination Case Against Dignity Health by ACLU of Northern California
SAN FRANCISCO—The ACLU is set to argue before the Court of Appeal in San Francisco Tuesday on behalf of Evan Minton, a man who was denied health care because he is transgender....
Posted: Mon Sep 9, 2019 4:02PM
textBhagwan Mahaveer Viklang Sahayata Samiti (BMVSS) by prashanth
Artificial limbs, Amputee, Calipers, Prosthesis, BMVSS, NGO...
Posted: Thu Sep 5, 2019 10:45AM
textWhich side are you on, Representative Anna Eshoo? by Stanley Sokolow
US Representative Anna Eshoo (north Santa Cruz County and SF Peninsula) received over $1 million in contributions from Pharma, Healthcare providers, and investors since 2013. She chairs the Subcommittee on Health. She told falsehoods about single-payer healthcare at her recent town hall, so she cannot be trusted to give the Medicare for All bill fair consideration....
Posted: Mon Sep 2, 2019 10:48PM
textPeople's Park: AntiFascism and Park Defense by Anon-E-Moose
After anti-fascists announced plans for a rally in People's Park, the UCB chancellor sent out a press release that the UC is determined to move forward on their plans to eradicate the park....
Posted: Sat Aug 31, 2019 9:36AM
textOakland sued by disabled renters being excluded by the Rent Adjustment Program by Lynda Carson
On August 28, 2019, plaintiffs Ian Smith, Sunday Parker, and Mitch Jeserich sued the City of Oakland on behalf of themselves and other Oakland renters that have mobility disabilities who need accessible housing. According to the lawsuit, Plaintiffs, and all other Oakland renters who need accessible housing, are being discriminatorily excluded from the benefit of Defendant City of Oakland’s (“City”) Rent Adjustment Program (“Program”)....
Posted: Fri Aug 30, 2019 9:39PM
textThe Small Freedom by Seana Sperling
We talk about protecting our freedom, however we suffer from a lack of freedom in this country. Healthcare, education and housing have all become out of reach for some living in the U.S....
Posted: Mon Aug 26, 2019 1:06PM
textWho Will Change City Council's Dirty Diapers at Louden Nelson and City Hall? by Robert Norse
Item #1 on the City Council's Evening Agenda at 7:30 PM on Tuesday 8-26 endorses the Continued Exclusionary "Closed Bathroom" Policies of Louden Nelson Supervisor Iseth Rae and her superior Tony Elliot. The Parks and Recreation [P&R] Commission have essentially reversed Councilmember Drew Glover's original proposal, which Mayor Watkins and City Manager Bernal successfully delayed for six months....
Posted: Mon Aug 26, 2019 10:02AM
textRally to protect 87 year old holocaust survivor from cruel, greedy Alameda landlords by Lynda Carson
On Saturday afternoon August 24 in front of “The Dunes Apartments” at 2445 Shoreline Drive in Alameda, there will be a rally from 3:00PM through 4:00PM to protest against the eviction of holocaust survivor Musiy Rishin, to let Alameda landlords Margaret Tam and Spencer Tam know that the eviction of Musiy Rishin is unacceptable!...
Posted: Thu Aug 22, 2019 9:37PM