Renters at infamous Alameda apartments received evictions five days before Christmas

Assemblymember Rob Bonta, left, and AlamedaCouncilmember Malia Vella, right, listen toconcerns Friday from tenants at the Bay View Apts.ALAMEDA"Everyday I open my door to check and see if there's a eviction notice," said Alameda renter Julia Balthasar. Just five days before Christmas, Balthasar found an unwanted holiday delivery--a 60-day eviction notice affixed to her front door, … Continue reading Renters at infamous Alameda apartments received evictions five days before Christmas

With Alameda just cause ordinance on pause, notorious landlord issues eviction notices

Renters and housing activists at Alameda'sBay View Apartments.ALAMEDAResidents at Alameda's Bay View Apartments on Central Avenue have stood as the symbol of the island community's struggle with rising rents and a lack of affordable housing for more than two years.On Wednesday, just days before the start of a new school year, three families received 60-day … Continue reading With Alameda just cause ordinance on pause, notorious landlord issues eviction notices

As Alameda revisits its rent ordinance, advocates on both sides want changes

Tenants at the Bay View Apartments on 470 Central Avenue in November 2015.ALAMEDAFor  tenant advocates, the turmoil at Alameda’s Bay View Apartments symbolizes the plight of renters on the island. This week, families at the property known colloquially as 470 Central Avenue celebrated a victory over the San Jose-based landlord who had once previously attempted to … Continue reading As Alameda revisits its rent ordinance, advocates on both sides want changes

Alameda City Council places competing rent measure on fall ballot

Alameda renters from the Bay View Apartmentsat a press conference Monday afternoon at City Hall to oppose the City Council's rent initiative.ALAMEDA CITY COUNCIL |Alameda residents will have two rent-related ballot initiatives to ponder this November after the city council voted Monday night to place a competing measure on the fall ballot.The city’s measure, based on … Continue reading Alameda City Council places competing rent measure on fall ballot

Endgame in Alameda: Rent Control?

The mass evictions at the Bayview Apartmentshave become so infamous that its address is usedas shorthand for Alameda's rental crisis. ALAMEDA CITY COUNCIL | Before the 33 families residing at Bay View Apartments received a 60-day eviction notice in early November, the last fight at the complex occurred last spring. For the big Manny Pacquiao-Floyd Mayweather … Continue reading Endgame in Alameda: Rent Control?

Alameda City Council omits eviction loophole; Tenants affected vow to stay

Alameda Councilmembers Jim Oddie and MarilynEzzy Ashcraft meeting with residents last monthat the Bay View Apartments in Alameda.ALAMEDA CITY COUNCIL | A loophole exploited by an Alameda landlord in the days after an Alameda City Council approved a moratorium on rents and eviction was closed Tuesday night. But the action does nothing to help the 33 … Continue reading Alameda City Council omits eviction loophole; Tenants affected vow to stay

Alameda City Council may strike exploited loophole from rent moratorium

Renters at Bay View Apartments in Alameda last Saturday. Earlier this month, its new owners issued a 60-day eviction notice.ALAMEDA CITY COUNCIL | A loophole in Alameda’s recently passed 65-day moratorium on rent hikes and evictions was quickly exploited by at least one landlord to evict 33 families from their apartments. As a result, the Alameda City Council … Continue reading Alameda City Council may strike exploited loophole from rent moratorium