Affordable Housing Plan Gives Tenants, Cities, Non-Profits First Chance To Buy Bay Area PropertiesAs cities search for ways to keep housing within people's financial reach, a new tool is being considered that may give tenants and housing advocates more muscle in buying properties. Some landlords say it removes their rights as owners.
Federal Program Offers Incentives To Oakland Landlords Willing To House Homeless TenantsThe City of Oakland has announced an incentive program to attract property owners to participate in a federally funded effort to house the homeless. But even though the money is there, it still may be a tough sell.
Longtime Landlords to Pay Oakland $3.9M for Tenants' Rights ViolationsTwo rental property owners and/or their companies will pay the city of Oakland more than $3.9 million for violating the rights of tenants, Oakland City Attorney Barbara Parker's Office announced Monday.
East Bay Renters Lose Home Despite Statewide Eviction MoratoriumHousing advocates in Contra Costa County are warning that property owners are using loopholes in the state's eviction moratorium to force renters from their homes.
Richmond Passes Emergency Ordinance To Stop Evictions During PandemicWith more than half of the city’s residents being renters, the Richmond City Council voted to protect them during the pandemic by adopting an urgent city ordinance.
COVID: Contra Costa County Provides Debt Relief For Renters and LandlordsContra Costa County is throwing a $75 million lifeline to renters and landlords with a new relief program funded by federal funds provided to the state.
California Launches COVID Rent Relief Portal For Landlords, TenantsCalifornia's COVID-19 rent relief application portal went live on Monday, which will help eligible landlords and tenants cover unpaid rent from the past year.
COVID Housing: $47M In Assistance Coming To San Mateo Renters, LandlordsBetween state and federal funds, almost $47 million in rental assistance will be available to provide San Mateo County renters and landlords impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic much-needed relief in the coming months.
COVID: Newsom Signs Extension On Eviction Moratorium, Bill Providing Assistance to Tenants, Small Property OwnersGov. Gavin Newsom signed two bills Friday, one extending a statewide moratorium on evictions for six more months; the other providing assistance to renters and some landlords.
COVID Pandemic: Tenants Advocates, Lawmakers Trying To Avert 'Tsunami Of Evictions' When Moratorium EndsMillions of Californians are behind on their rent as a result of the pandemic and the state’s moratorium on evictions is scheduled to end January 31. Now, lawmakers have introduced a bill that would extend it for another year.
San Francisco Voters Approve Tax Hikes Targeting Big Business, LandlordsSan Francisco voters concerned about economic disparity have overwhelmingly approved several tax measures targeting landlords and big businesses whose CEOs earn far more than their average workers.
San Francisco Company Offers Rent Guarantee to Small LandlordsSay you're a landlord and you could guarantee that, if your tenant doesn’t pay rent, you don’t lose money? Zumper, an online rental platform, is launching a first-of-its-kind rent guarantee program aimed at doing just that.
Newsom Offers Clarification On COVID Eviction Protection, Unveils Website For Tenants, LandlordsCalifornia renters and landlords facing hardships because of the coronavirus pandemic are the focus of a new effort by the state to clarify the state's evictions laws and direct them to resources available.
Santa Clara County Supes Vote To Extend Eviction Moratorium, Impose Fines For Mask ViolationsAmid a ticking "eviction time bomb" in Santa Clara County, the county Board of Supervisors on Tuesday unanimously approved an extension on the eviction moratorium for both private and commercial tenants.
Santa Clara Co. Lawmakers Consider Extending Eviction Moratorium Through September 30The Santa Clara County Board of Supervisors will discuss plans to extend its current eviction moratorium through September 30, providing broad protections for residential and commercial tenants suffering from the economic fallout of COVID-19.