Author: Berkeley Tenants Union

April 22nd Tenant Convention

The 2018 convention to choose a Pro-Tenant Slate for the November Rent Board election will be held Sunday April 22nd at 2727 Milvia Street. For more information, visit the convention website or the convention Facebook page: http://berkeleytenantsconvention.net/ https://www.facebook.com/events/201725380588950/

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Measure U1: Renters Deserve A Share

BTU Needs You to Push for Rental Assistance! The City Council is beginning to discuss how to spend money from the 2016 landlord tax, Measure U1. You may have seen emails from our allies asking you to comment on Measure

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Summer Member Potluck

Quarterly Member Gathering Tuesday June 6th 6:30* PM Not a member? Email us to learn how to join at the meeting. (*Tenant Counseling at 6 PM)

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Help! I Need Somebody.

Want to know more about your tenants rights in general? The Rent Board made a video that is a good place to start: http://www.cityofberkeley.info/Rent_Stabilization_Board/Home/Videos.aspx Want to get some emotional support, make the next renters able to defeat the landlord you

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Tenants Meeting Sunday

Berkeley Tenants Union joins with Friends of Adeline on Sunday to organize South Berkeley renters for a meeting about common problems like repairs.

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Measure U1 Landlord Tax Update

BPOA employee says U1 funds being misdirected. “Tuesday night, they approved an “emergency” ordinance to buy the old Premier Cru building complex on University Avenue for $6.65 million. They want to use the site for future City Council chambers and

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Election 2016: Tenant Endorsements – Candidates

This year, Berkeley Tenants Union held two endorsement events. In the spring, we shared a meeting with Berkeley Progressive Alliance and Berkeley Citizens Action to select candidates, and in the fall we shared a meeting with BCA to make endorsements

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National Petition on Short Term Rentals

Thanks to California Senator Diane Feinstein, there is a national movement to call for the Federal Trade Commission to investigate how commercial landlords using short term rental platforms are impacting housing shortages and contributing to high rents nationwide. Now you

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Action Alert: Airbnb Can’t Take Our Homes!

This Tuesday, Berkeley’s City Council indicated they might backtrack on the decent short term rentals law they passed on May 31st. The second reading of the new law was held over at Councilman Capitelli’s request, and will be heard June

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Do Not Sign!

Remember Robin Hood? Berkeley tenants tried to put a measure on the 2014 ballot to tax the rich and build homes for the poor. It didn’t work out. But in 2016, Berkeley progressives of various stripes all joined together in

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