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Rental Housing Safety Program

In Berkeley, tenants have a right to live in safe housing and landlords are required to certify that the housing they are renting out meets safety standards. That’s why, every July 1st, owners of rental housing in Berkeley must certify

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June 3 Berkeley Tenants Union Membership Meeting/Relaunch

Berkeley Tenants Union Membership Meeting/RelaunchWhen: Monday, June 3, 6-8:30PMWhere: Sports Basement (2727 Milvia St., Berkeley, California 94703; located in South Berkeley)Facebook event:www.facebook.com/events/1656290374677685/ Join the Berkeley Tenants Union on June 3 (6-8:30PM) at Sports Basement in South Berkeley (2727 Milvia St, Berkeley, CA

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Workshop this Saturday!

Anti-Displacement Workshop for Berkeley Residents: What can you do if you are being priced out of Berkeley? When: Saturday, March 30, 4-5:30PM Where: Berkeley Public Library West Branch (1125 University Avenue) Hosted by: Bay Area Community Land Trust (BACLT) The Bay Area

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Berkeley Housing Policy Update

Measure U1 Debate Continued The Berkeley City Council carried items about spending Measure U1 money to their July 25 meeting. See Items 48, 50 and 51 on that agenda. http://www.ci.berkeley.ca.us/Clerk/City_Council/City_Council__Agenda_Index.aspx The State of Berkeley Mayor Jesse Arreguin is a renter

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Airbnb Threatens Lawsuit, City Council Backs Down Fast

Businesses do not like to be regulated. In fact, Airbnb sued San Francisco, Santa Monica, and New York City quite some time ago about the same issue they have now threatened to sue Berkeley about – yet in all the

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Defend Affordable Housing Tuesday

Berkeley Tenants Union has three important items at the City Council on Tuesday. For more info, see the posts below this one.  About the Demolition (Item 21): If the City Council allows this demolition to go forward, the law prohibiting

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Oakland: Two Steps Forward, One Step Back?

Refusal to repair can be considered harassment in Oakland, but before you get too jealous that Oakland finally got an Anti-Harassment Law – there is a BIG catch: tenants will have to enforce the law by suing landlords – the

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Ellis Reform at Berkeley Rent Board

ACTION: Statewide Ellis Reform The Berkeley Rent Board agenda for Monday March 17 contains a report on landlord and tenant bills at the state legislature. BTU is asking the Board to take action to support and broaden the two bills

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Berkeley Tenants in the News

► This week’s fire at the Nash Hotel should remind us that the tenants from the buildings that burned on Telegraph Avenue and Dwight Way in late 2011 are still fighting to get their due. Replacements for both buildings are

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Berkeley Tenants in the News:
Security Deposits, Libel Lawsuit,
Smoking Ban

This just in – SB603, the great bill to protect security deposits that we’ve been telling you about, has failed in the state Senate. Tell your San Francisco pals that their Senator voted against protections for tenants. SF voters and

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