[Hpn] ACORN seeks Eviction Moratorium & Housing Reforms in San Jose CA USA USA

Tom Boland wgcp@earthlink.net
Sun, 10 Dec 2000 16:35:15 -0800 (PST)


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Would you support MORATORIUMS on Rent Hikes & Evictions in your community?
Why or why not?

http://www.acorn.org
A.C.O.R.N.
ASSOCIATION OF COMMUNITY ORGANIZATIONS ORGANIZED FOR REFORM NOW

http://www0.mercurycenter.com/partners/docs1/060599.htm
FWD  San Jose Mercury News - Monday December 04, 2000

     GROUP SEEKS HOUSING REFORM

     By JANICE ROMBECK - Mercury News


While San Jose officials study reports on how to increase housing and keep
families from homelessness, those who have been evicted or face evictions
are pushing the city to fix the immediate problems.

At a meeting of the Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now,
renters challenged Alex Sanchez, San Jose's housing director, to recognize
this segment of the city's housing crisis. They asked Sanchez to agree to
set aside $500,000 to help residents fight unjust evictions in court, force
landlords to reserve apartments for recently evicted tenants and lobby the
city council to pass tenant rights ordinances, including a six-month
moratorium on unjust evictions.

While San Jose plans to spend $242 million in the next four years to create
5,800 new housing units, it's unclear how many will be affordable to
low-income residents. And to people facing homelessness because of
evictions or hefty rent increases, that kind of help is too far away.

Full story at San Jose Mercury News
http://www0.mercurycenter.com/partners/docs1/060599.htm

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