Hayward renters could see their annual rent increases lowered from a current five percent cap to as low as two percent, according to a proposed revision to the city’s Residential Rent Stabilization Ordinance. The three-member Hayward Housing-Homelessness Task Force moved… Read More ›
Alameda County supervisors wrapped up business prior to their month-long August recess with a number of items intended to help residents cope with the coronavirus, including a pilot program to offer a stipend to those recuperating from the virus, and… Read More ›
Just weeks after the Alameda County Board of Supervisors voted to extend a countywide moratorium on evictions, the board do so again on Tuesday, furthering the prohibition to 60 days after the expiration of the county’s public health order, but… Read More ›
Hayward: Task force to study lowering annual rent increase cap, but not before odd exchange involving mayor
During a somewhat routine update to Hayward’s rent stabilization ordinance last week in which certain tweaks and language intended to align the ordinance with changes in state law were offered by city staff, Hayward Councilmember Aisha Wahab sought a significant… Read More ›
A countywide moratorium on covid-19 evictions approved by the Alameda County Board of Supervisors last month now covers all types of evictions. The amended ordinance, unanimously approved on Tuesday afternoon, will remain for the next 90 days. Alameda County renters… Read More ›
COVID-19: Hayward moves to protect renters. ‘I’m a little disappointed this doesn’t cover all people’
-Coronavirus news briefs from Hayward
Alameda County supervisors approved on Tuesday a moratorium on evictions due to the coronavirus pandemic. The moratorium gives relief only for renters in the unincorporated areas of Alameda County, but could possibly later extend to all cities in the county… Read More ›
Alameda officials approved a 60-day emergency moratorium on evictions, along with a prohibition on landlords shutting off utilities as a result of the coronavirus outbreak. The moratorium is tied to a state declaration of emergency, which Gov. Gavin Newsom signed… Read More ›
With concerns over the spread of the coronavirus, the Oakland City Council began taking steps toward protecting tenants possibly impacted by the pandemic, in addition, to urging the Alameda County Superior Court to place a pause on eviction and defaults…. Read More ›
While East Bay tenants activists have changed the political landscape in recent years in Oakland, Alameda, and Hayward, by forcing stronger housing protections, their achievements have largely sidestepped implementation in San Leandro. A newly formed San Leandro tenants group is… Read More ›
A loophole in Alameda’s recently enacted just-cause ordinance was closed Tuesday night after the City Council approved an urgency ordinance that adds the same protections to low-income Section 8 recipients. The council also voted to extend tenant relocation payments to… Read More ›
Alameda renters scored a major legislative victory late Tuesday night when the Alameda City Council approved an ordinance that places a cap on annual rent increase. The change amounts to a reduction in annual increases from up to five percent… Read More ›
A new rent stabilization ordinance in Hayward was formally approved Tuesday night. But the ordinance does not come into effect until July 25. In order to prevent potential rent gouging in the interim by Hayward landlords, the Hayward City Council… Read More ›
After decades of landlords slowly whittling away the number of units protected by a city rent ordinance to as low as 1,000 through vacancy decontrol, the Hayward City Council voted late Tuesday night to repeal and replace the ordinance with… Read More ›
For now, the fight for and against just-cause renters’ protections in Alameda appears over. The renters have won. The Alameda City Council approved adding a regulation Tuesday night long sought by local renters that prohibits landlords from evicting tenants without… Read More ›
An Alameda City Council, buoyed by a November election that built upon its progressive majority while trouncing a landlords-backed ballot initiative, moved forward Tuesday night with a menu of sweeping new protections coming soon for struggling Alameda renters. The council… Read More ›
Earlier in the day, landlords asserted in a letter that Hayward’s emergency ordinance violated the Brown Act.
Vote next Tuesday night would stop evictions without cause, perhaps, up to one year.
After several years of incremental action to limit the rise of rents in Hayward, the City Council last week indicated a preference for enacting a number of rent protections, including binding arbitration to resolve rent increase disputes, an end to… Read More ›
Nearly half of all Hayward tenants spend 35% or more of their monthly income on rent.
John Busch, the 82-year-old San Leandran who was evicted last year from his space at the Bayshore Commons mobile home park following his refusal to pay a large rent increase, has been a cause celebre for renters’ rights advocates in… Read More ›
Former councilmember and top landlord had previously alleged 238 campaign finance violations
Slate responds to FPPC complaint with flyer depicting San Leandro landlord as Pinocchio’s puppet master.
DAYS UNTIL ELECTION DAY: 61 DAYS UNTIL VOTE-BY-MAIL BALLOTS SENT: 32 ALAMEDA MEASURE K The Alameda Renters Coalition (ARC) will open its campaign against Measure K, the landlords-backed ballot initiative to lock-in the city’s existing rent stabilization ordinance in the… Read More ›
Despite an admonition that Alameda City Council candidates not address the city’s recent city manager scandal while one of her actions are under review by the Alameda County District Attorney’s office, one candidate went there with his very first sentence… Read More ›
It’s the most disconcerting, yet wacky Steve Tavares Is Angry podcast yet. As more allegations against the Alameda County Sheriff’s Office pile up in just the last few days, why does Sheriff Ahern continually escape scrutiny? In The Breakdown, the… Read More ›
Hayward landlords used coded racial language during a meeting in May, says the author, and the Hayward City Council ‘did not bat an eye’
Daysog filed his own lawsuit against the city last June to remove the council-approved ballot question for the landlord-backed rent stabilization charter amendment measure this fall.
Lawsuit filed in Alameda County Superior Court is asking for an injunction to block the council-approved ballot question from appearing on the Nov. ballot