For the last two years, members of El Cerrito Progressives have been advocating for tenant protections to the City Council. On Tuesday, May 7th, the City Council finally voted with a 3-2 split for a Just Cause for Eviction Ordinance. (Mayor Pardue-Okimoto, Fadelli, Lyman -for/ Abelson, Quinto-against. Continue reading “Rights for Tenants Critical in El Cerrito-Council Inches Forward”
The housing market is booming for homeowners while tenants face skyrocketing rent increases in El Cerrito. At a recent El Cerrito City Council Meeting, Human Rights Commissioner Makalia Aga reported that she and other seniors living in a property on Liberty Street were facing a rent increase of 20%.
El Cerrito Progressive members met with the Aissia Ashoori, Housing Analyst for the City of El Cerrito to discuss tenant protections and potential actions including rent stabilization, just cause eviction protection and a moratorium on rental increase while setting plans in place. Ms. Ashoori is continuing to seek out input from residents to shape further action.
Listening Session on Affordable Housing Rent Scheduled for Tuesday, August 21st at 7:00 p.m. City Hall
Please contact us if you would like to share your story about your experience as a renter in El Cerrito.