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

3 Daly City Families Are Getting Kicked Out For the Holidays

                            In a show of support and protest on Monday, over 90 community members, local faith groups, and neighbors gathered for a vigil in front of 365 Peoria Street in Daly City, where three families are being evicted for no reason right before the holidays. Most of … Read More

District Attorney Investigates “Misleading” Tactics in Real Estate-Backed Political Campaign in Pacifica

Evidence surfaces that signature gathering campaign bankrolled by landlord and real estate lobbyists would have failed but for allegedly misleading statements. Pacifica, CA – The District Attorney is investigating reports of misrepresentations made by paid signature gatherers during a referendum campaign in Pacifica sponsored by the real estate industry. In May 2017, an industry-backed referendum narrowly repealed a temporary renter … Read More

Fighting for East Palo Alto Families

  In an important victory for hundreds of East Palo Alto families, a federal court gave the green light to a class action lawsuit against Equity Residential, one of the largest landlords in California.  CLSEPA and our co-counsel now represent thousands of renters from across California in a case alleging that EQR charged late fees in violation of California law. … Read More

DACA Renewal Clinic

Does your DACA expire between September 5th 2017-March 5th 2018? Renew at our free DACA workshop! Limited funds are available to cover the $495 filing fee on a first come, first serve basis! Thursday, September 28th, at 4PM 135 Commonwealth Dr., Menlo Park Please Bring: Current DACA work authorization card (Expiring 09/05/17 through 03/05/18) Copy of previously filed DACA application … Read More

California vows to fight White House DACA decision, but how far can states go?

Throughout California, the message to Dreamers in the wake of President Donald Trump’s plan to end deportation protection for young undocumented immigrants has been clear: We’ve got your backs. But with the federal government’s exclusive control to enforce immigration law, it’s not clear how effective the resistance of California and other states will be. On Wednesday, 15 states and the … Read More