For Immediate Release Media Contact: Araceli Martínez-Olguín (650) 422-2880, Date: August 21, 2018 IMMIGRANT TENANT SUES LANDLORD FOR THREATENING TO CALL IMMIGRATION AUTHORITIES TO EFFECT UNLAWFUL EVICTION San Mateo County, CA—Today, Estela Cano is fighting back against her former landlord by filing suit in federal district court. Her lawsuit alleges that her landlord violated her civil rights by threatening to … Read More

Federal Lawsuit Claims Feds Lack Transparency About Trump Immigration Policy

By Karen Kidd | Jun 1, 2018 SAN FRANCISCO – A federal lawsuit written by law students on behalf of a legal aid service and a Boston-based immigrants advocacy group accuses two federal agencies of withholding information about how the Trump administration is prosecuting immigration cases. Community Legal Services in East Palo Alto and the National Immigration Project of the National Lawyers Guild claim U.S. Immigration … Read More

Tenants Squeezed: Rents Jump in East Menlo Park as Facebook Grows

After Facebook moved into east Menlo Park in 2011, long-term residents started moving out, said Sandra Zamora, a resident who is facing displacement after her rent jumped by $800 a month. Zamora’s complex at 505 Pierce Road, along with three other small complexes in the Belle Haven neighborhood, were bought by Redwood Landing/Menlo Gate LLC, which is raising her rent … Read More

City Rejects Rent Hikes for Del Medio Manor

A petition to raise rents on dozens of apartments at the Del Medio Manor in Mountain View was denied this week by a city hearing officer. The case was the most hard-fought conflict so far to wind its way through a public hearing process created by the city’s nascent rent control law. For many observers, the case was seen as … Read More

New Report on the Rise of Corporate Landlords

A new report from the ACCE Institute (Alliance of Californians for Community Empowerment) exposes the growing harmful impacts of Wall Street’s growing single family rental industry. Since the financial crisis, tens of thousands of American families have found themselves, renting homes founded or financed by Wall Street investment funds. With overwhelming harmful outcomes on tenants, communities of color, and prospective … Read More

Tenants Protest Rent Gouging by Corporate Speculators in Redwood City

Speculators impose rent increases of up to $800+ immediately after purchasing two apartment buildings providing homes for 20 families Redwood City, CA – Residents of two apartment buildings near downtown Redwood City are protesting rent increases of up to and exceeding $800 imposed by their new corporate landlords. The twenty families living in the apartments received rent increases on the same … Read More

Woodland Park/Equity Residential Lawsuit

          If you were a resident of Woodland Park, or another Equity Residential property in California, and were charged a late fee, you may be a member of our class action case about late fees.  Please read the following notices. For more information or to get this information in Spanish, call the Administrator at (866)651-8260, CLSEPA at (650)326-6440, … Read More