Last month tenants in a large apartment complex were close to an agreement that would have kept their units affordable. Suddenly, they are facing eviction again.
With the death of Senate Bill 50, there are no active bills in Sacramento that tackle housing affordability.
But a county ordinance kicks in too late to help others.
According to the Federal Reserve, student loan debt now tops $1.5 trillion. One presidential hopeful’s debt-cancellation proposal has found no shortage of supporters and critics.
Borrowing tactics from the Occupy and labor movements, a coalition of faculty and anti-gentrification activists has set up a tent city outside the University of Southern California. Their proclaimed target: USC’s culture of greed and opaqueness.