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Free Counseling before the POTLUCK this Wednesday!

Our friends from the Eviction Defense Center will provide Tenant Counseling from 6 to 6:30 PM before this month’s BTU gathering. Come break bread with tenants, smart landlords, activists, and everyone who wants to keep rent control strong and working

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Asa Takes On Childcare At The Potluck

Next potluck Wednesday May 8, please RSVP for childcare: info (at) BerkeleyTenants.org.

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Preserving Rent-Controlled Units: Acheson Commons Might become Dangerous Precedent

City Council has sent back the Acheson Commons plan to the Zoning Adjustments Board. The 200+ unit development at Shattuck and University has united labor, environmentalists and affordable housing advocates, according to the article below. One of the big problems

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Berkeley Tenants Union April Potluck — This Wednesday!

You are invited to the Berkeley Tenants Union April Potluck Come break bread with tenants, smart landlords, activists, and everyone who wants to keep rent control strong and working in Berkeley. When: April 10, 6:30-8:30 pm Where: Grassroots House, 2022

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What’s going on in Alameda?

Alameda has no rent control. In the letter we have linked to below, their “Rent Review Board” warns landlords that increasing rent more than 10% a year could result in a public push for rent control, “which is bad for

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Tenants Union Potluck — 2nd Wednesday of Every Month

You are invited to the Berkeley Tenants Union April Potluck Come break bread with tenants, smart landlords, activists, and everyone who wants to keep rent control strong and working in Berkeley. When: April 10, 6:30-8:30 pm Where: Grassroots House, 2022

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Berkeley Tenants Union Spring Campaign: Security Deposits

Senator Mark Leno (D – San Francisco) has announced the introduction of SB 603, a bill to promote fair treatment of tenant security deposits. SB 603 would require deposit funds to be held in separate accounts — and it will

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Berkeley Tenants Union Spring Campaign: Seismic Safety

On May 20, several BTU members joined with UC Berkeley students for Housing Advisory Commissioner Igor Tregub’s Third Annual Day of Seismic Safety. We visited a number of buildings on the City’s “soft story” list — mostly apartments built over garages – which

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UC Berkeley Tenants Rights Week

Annual student outreach is March 18-22. Look for a special Housing Issue of the Daily Californian —- and watch this space for more news! http://www.dailycal.org/

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BerkeleyTenants Union Spring Campaign: Seismic Safety

BTU will join in the third annual Day of Seismic Safety March 20 Beginning at 5 PM on the steps at UC’s Sproul Plaza, Berkeley activists will join UC students in visiting tenants who live in units on the city’s list

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