They’re fighting back.
The New York Daily News reports owner Philip Seid is suing to block his eviction over a water dispute.
“My landlord is just really unbearable,” co-owner Christina Seid, … Read more
Dozens of tenants evacuated Thursday from a New York Chinatown apartment deemed unsafe are accusing the landlord of trying to get rid of them so he can build a high rise, reports Patch.
With the average rent in Oakland at $2400 a month, hundreds of Chinatown seniors waited as long as overnight for a chance to be put on a waiting list for subsidized housing, reports ABC7.
While in the local courts, … Read more
Members of dozens of neighborhood organizations protested outside city hall and accused Mayor Bill de Blasio of not working to preserve low income housing in Chinatown and the Lower East Side, reported DNA Info.
The Chinatown Working Group, a coalition of 52 organizations, demanded that de Blasio resign and held up an unflattering paper … Read more
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The city of Oakland in California is suing the new owners of a single occupancy tenement accusing the landlords of making conditions unbearable to force the low income tenants out, reports KPIX.
28 families have been forced to share three toilets and a single kitchen since contractors gutted the old ones five months ago.
Reports are growing that more and more San Francisco Chinatown residents are being evicted, often times in favor of short term rentals catering to tourists.
KQED reports Owen Wang returned home one day to find a new door knob on his front door. His key no longer worked.
A notice written in English pretty much … Read more
Gum Gee Lee, 73; her husband, Poon Heung Lee, 79; and their disabled daughter, Shiu Man Lee, 48, were evicted from their longtime San Francisco apartment in October under the Ellis Act which allows landlords to evict … Read more
A landlord has refused to pay the compensation owed to an elderly Chinese American family (pictured) who has lived in their San Francisco apartment for 34 years and now faces eviction, reports the SF Examiner.
Gum Gee Lee, 73, and her husband, Poon Heung Lee, 79, along with their disabled 48-year old daughter had … Read more
San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee has intervened to temporarily postpone the eviction of an elderly Chinese American family and their disabled daughter, reports the SF Examiner.
According to tenant advocacy groups who talked to the Examiner, this is the first time they can recall a mayor intervening to ask a landlord to hold off … Read more
Hundreds of protestors came out Wednesday to successfully delay the eviction of an elderly Chinese couple in San Francisco, reports the SF Examiner.
The Sheriff Department never arrived to carry out the scheduled court ordered eviction.
“At first they were coming here for sure, then we understood that they were coming here to assess … Read more