Thursday, July 29, 2010

Action Guide for California Tenants in Foreclosure Situations Released

Due to overwhelming demand, Tenants Together, California’s Statewide Organization for Renters’ Rights, today released the Action Guide for California Tenants in Foreclosure Situations to help tenants caught up as innocent victims of the foreclosure crisis learn, assert, and expand their rights.

The Action Guide includes four sections:

· Section 1 helps tenants learn what stage in the foreclosure process their home is in.

· Section 2 helps tenants learn and assert their rights so they can stay in their home for as long as possible, maintain their home in a habitable condition, live free of harassment from their landlord, and recover their security deposit.

· Section 3 helps tenants learn how they can pressure bad actors (typically banks, private investors, real estate agents, and eviction law firms) by shining a public spotlight on them. The Action Guide includes downloadable sample-letters to banks and to elected officials as well as a web-based, sample letter to the editor.

· Section 4 helps tenants work to expand their rights by forming local Tenant Action Groups and by demanding that their city council pass a local just cause for eviction ordinances to provide long-term protections for tenants in foreclosure situations.

Time and again we have seen banks and private investors back down when tenants stand up for their rights. Our Action Guide will help tenants fight back and turn the tables on these abusive landlords after foreclosure

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