Richmond Protects Tenants in Foreclosures

Last night, the Richmond City Council voted unanimously to pass Just Cause eviction legislation for foreclosed properties — making it the second city in California to pass an ordinance involving tenant evictions in bank-owned properties. While several cities, like Oakland, have Just Cause ordinances, Los Angeles and now Richmond are the only two cities in the state with specific legislation designed to protect tenants in foreclosed properties. Several Richmond groups — including Contra Costa Faith Works and Richmond ACORN — have been lobbying for this measure for three years and only recently in March got the attention of Councilman Jeff Ritterman who brought the legislation to the table.

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