[SF Gate] Renters’ rights, landlord responsibilities core of Oakland’s Measure JJ

[SF Gate] Renters’ rights, landlord responsibilities core of Oakland’s Measure JJ

Source: http://blog.sfgate.com/inoakland/2016/09/27/renters-rights-landlord-responsibilities-core-of-oaklands-measure-jj/

Renters’ rights, landlord responsibilities core of Oakland’s Measure JJ

By on September 27, 2016 at 12:30 PM
Tenant rights advocates in Oakland have joined in a nationwide campaign for affordable housing that would toughen rent controls in Oakland.

Promoting Measure JJ on the November city ballot, Oakland demonstrators converged on City Hall as part of a national “Renter’s Day of Action” on September 22. The demonstrators said the city’s character was at stake. They held banners and chanted slogans proclaiming housing as a “human right.”

“Oakland is a melting pot, but it won’t be if rent keeps rising,” lifelong Oakland resident Zane Burton said.

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