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Hard Knock Radio

KPFA

Director of Housing Justice Chris Schildt and Rising Juntos resident leader Teresa Lua talk about our new report, The Failure of For-Profit Affordable Housing – And How Tenants Are Organizing for Change, and how renters organized to pass rent control in Antioch.

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San Francisco Appoints First Noncitizen to Serve on Elections Commission

KQED

Kelly Wong, current BCLI fellow, is the first non-citizen to serve on the San Francisco Elections Commission.

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Build affordable housing, advocates urge California Forever

Times~Herald

The voice of Cristal Gallegos, senior organizer for the Vallejo Housing Justice Coalition, fills with pain as she speaks about the people she works with…Gallegos is deeply skeptical that a billionaire-backed company like California Forever will do anything but worsen the suffering of underserved communities.

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Vallejo housing advocates call for better protections, better plans

Times~Herald

Cristal Gallegos, an organizer with the Vallejo Housing Justice Coalition, said local legal services are “inundated” and often unable to provide the kind of help evicted families need. “The community lives in fear of management, knowing that there are no anti-harassment ordinances in place,” she said.

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Billions for affordable housing? Voters may get chance to weigh in

Oaklandside

“The additional funds from a regional housing bond will allow us to have an exponential impact on providing homes for the unhoused and affordable housing for working families,” – Urban Habitat’s Ellen Wu, in Oaklandside.

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‘They’re showing us who they are’: Racist text messages expose deep divides, ethnic tension in Antioch

The Mercury News

Rampant bias is plaguing Antioch’s police force – an “even worse irony and even worse tragedy…when parents were specifically looking for a way to escape police and community violence.” – Urban Habitat’s Chris Schildt, in the Mercury News.

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California just extended eviction protections again. But how many people does the deal leave out?

San Francisco Chronicle

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BART’s San Jose extension could cost 9.1 billion — twice the original estimate

The Mercury News

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Tenants rights activists gather for the Bay Area Tenant Assembly

KPFA Evening News

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Equitable housing advocates ask Vallejo City Council to consider their concerns

Vallejo Times-Herald