Donate to Local Rent Control
Help us raise $200,000 for 2020 to support local tenant groups going to the ballot for rent control!
In the last three years, California cities are seeing a resurgence of powerful local tenants unions organizing for strong tenant protections. In 2016, organizers in Richmond and Mountain View campaigned for and won rent control for the first time in forty years. In Union City and San Jose, organizers pressured city council to protect tenants from arbitrary eviction through Just Cause protections. Last year, Oakland closed eviction loopholes with a ballot measure in 2018, and Alameda soundly defeated (60-40) a landlord-sponsored rent control preemption measure. Excitingly, Sacramento activists have already qualified rent control for their 2020 election, the first of many local tenant ballot measures to come.
For donors, your investment comes at a critical time as the real estate industry spends millions to attempt to stop the efforts of grassroots movement building. We won’t outspend them but strategic investment in strong, people-powered local efforts will make a critical difference. Your donations help the people who are organizing every day for a future where all Californians have access to safe, decent, and affordable housing.
Your contributions to the Tenants Together Action Fund support base building and organizing efforts by local tenants groups all over California. See our Local Campaigns page for more about Tenants Together member organizations.