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Daily Californian on vacancy decontrol and other tenant issues. BTU supporters should go online and post comments to respond to landlord’s claims of “meager earnings.” Rents in the building discussed – which has over 75 units — total over $50,000 a month per the Rent Stabilization Board rent tracking website (which only shows rents for about 50 units, because the other units are masked from public view for various reasons — so the rents are more likely $75,000 a month).

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BTU is joining with Tenants Together and others to stop rampant security deposit theft.

Landlords hold billions of dollars in security deposits. Deposit theft is one of the most common grievances for California’s 15 million renters. Improper withholding has become so common that many tenants have given up on ever seeing this money again. This has got to change.

Learn more about the statewide campaign here:

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National Affordable Housing Campaign Launches!

Will you PLEDGE to expand the supply of affordable rental housing and protect renters’ rights, make banks and corporations pay their fair share, restrict speculation in the housing market, support community land trusts and develop the leadership of residents in need of affordable homes?