Your story should be heard.

If you’ve been evicted or threatened with eviction, we want to hear your story.
 

Your story should be heard.

If you’ve been evicted or threatened with eviction, we want to hear your story.

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Felicia, RIVERSIDE

I was tested positive for covid-19 on June 21st 2020 and I'm on welfare CalWORKs in a $1,295 apartment monthly paid. Due to coronavirus I am not receiving stimulus checks or the support that I'm supposed to be receiving. I'm pregnant, and being pressured by landlord for late payments, unable to take care of any bills due to Riverside Human Services keeping me on isolation for covid-19 in my lungs.

I'm reaching out to many locations and people and still not receiving the services I need. How come I am denied social security?  I don't understand why a single mother has to stress and be pregnant worrying about if I'm going to be evicted or how I'm going to provide for my children. I'm in a crisis I'm losing my home!

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Stan, SACRAMENTO

I used to live in the city of Oakland, but the rent went up so high, that I now live in Sacramento---and even here, the greed is not only glaringly obvious but palatable as well!! I'm paying 1095/month for my 900 sq ft apartment, and it WILL go up in February to an amount that is almost out of reach for a Senior!!! Most of my Social Security goes to my rent, and I have VERY little to live on.

This is a seriously ridiculous and greedy situation, as most of the owners of these properties DO NOT LIVE IN THE US; and if they do, they have VERY LITTLE emotion to the plight of those who are trying to live within their means! It is about time for the California Government to come in with legislation which will make it easier on those of us who live on a fixed income; and those who are of even MORE limited income as well.

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Kayla, SAN JOAQUIN

My father is a Vietnam veteran. I care for both of my elderly parents and my 18 year old autistic daughter. We were pushed out of our place in 2016 when the landlord refused to accept our rent. He wanted us out so he could raise the rent on the mobile home we lived in.

We've been living in a motel since then. I'm trying to get us to Colorado because we can use my dad's VA loan to buy a nice house there. We can't afford any of the homes for sale in California.

My family has lived in California since the early 1900s, at least, the raising prices are pushing us out. I love California and always will but we just can survive here much longer.

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Rudy, BELLFLOWER

In June 2018 my building was sold to INVESTORS. 1 month after all 5 tenants in our building got a letter from new owners stating they were raising the rent $570.00 for a two bedroom apartment. Since we could not afford the increase we had to move. We lived there 17 years!

The move was traumatic and stressful for my son, wife and myself. We simply do not understand how politicians can ignore this type of abuse. There are senior citizens who are having to choose between a roof or meds, and poor families between roof or food on the table!

We must WAKE up and fight this EVIL now. There are too many GREED HOG LANDLORDS preying on the vulnerable and poor. We are watching all COUNSEL MEMBERS! We have had enough of your indifference!!!

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Lizeth. BECERRA

Hello I am Lizeth. I have two beautiful girls ages 11 and 8. I have a problem since I am not working at the moment. I am yet to pay my rent.

I received some [monetary] help due to the girls, but it is not much and the rent I pay costs $1000 more than what I get, not to mention having to buy clothes and shoes for my daughters. Like they were saying they want a cell phone and I keep replying yes, but I can't afford them one.

There are times when I lock myself in the bathroom to cry when my daughters tell me they want a cell phone. I can't buy them one. I can't do this pandemic anymore.

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