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Coalition of Tenant Advocates Stage Press Conference at Alhambra City Hall, Call for a Moratorium on Retaliatory Evictions

ALHAMBRA, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--

Tuesday, November 12, 2019, at 6:00 p.m., a broad coalition of tenant advocates will stage a press conference at Alhambra City Hall calling on City Council to pass a moratorium on all retaliatory evictions in the wake of the passage of Assembly Bill 1482, the anti-rent gouging measure recently signed by Governor Newsom.

WHO:

Affected tenants and a coalition of tenant advocate groups

WHAT:

Press Conference calling on City Council to enact eviction, rent hike moratorium

WHERE:

Alhambra City Hall, 111 S. 1st St., Alhambra, CA 91801

WHEN:

Tuesday, November 12, 2019, 6:00 p.m.

It’s been widely reported in the last month that tenants across Alhambra, and the entire state, have been given 60-day notices to vacate their homes before the Governor’s new anti-gouging law goes into effect in January. Now a surge in mass evictions and rent gouging, if unchecked, could amount to the potential displacement of thousands of working class Californians by the holidays.

Los Angeles was the first local government to take action to protect renters against predatory landlords. They were followed by Bell Gardens, Redwood City, Pasadena, Pamona, and South Pasadena.

Alhambra’s City Council must take the same urgent action that these other cities already have and join leaders on this subject by voting to issue a moratorium on all no-fault evictions and rent gouging.

Tenants facing eviction, as well as Li’i Furumoto (Asian Americans Advancing Justice - LA), Sean McMorris (Grassroots Alhambra), Jacqueline Burbank (Housing Is a Human Right), Seamus Hurley (LA Voice), and others are mobilizing Tuesday to call on City Council to immediately put a halt to all retaliatory evictions and 60-day notices until AB 1482 becomes law.

Housing Is A Human Right’s Grassroots Director, Jacqueline Burbank, said, “The callous behavior of these landlords underscores the need for urgent action by politicians in Alhambra and across the state. Tuesday, Alhambra City Council has a chance to prevent thousands of tenants from becoming homeless by the holidays.”

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