An online petition, launched by the advocacy group Alliance of Californians for Community Empowerment, has garnered 1,400 signatures.In the petition, the community organizing group for low-income people asks Fred Tuomi, CEO of Colony Starwood Homes, to “immediately institute a moratorium on all rent increases for your properties, to have a collective meeting with your tenants and to discuss their shared issues.” The company controls 35,000 single-family homes and recently announced it was purchasing 3,000 more.
You may republish any written story tagged with this republication notice, free of charge as long as you follow these guidelines: This story was originally published by Reveal from The Center for Investigative Reporting, a nonprofit news organization based in the San Francisco Bay Area.“If we don’t fix this and we don’t come to grips with it, California’s economic vitality – all the good weather, the pleasantness and our creativity all goes for naught, because people won’t be able to afford to live here,” he said.Meantime, inside Colony’s California properties, tenants continue to worry – and sweat.Anya Svanoe, an organizer with the alliance, said a lot has changed since the state Legislature barred local governments from extending tenant protections to single-family homes through the Costa-Hawkins Rental Housing Act in 1995.“It’s not just mom–and–pop landlords, it’s these huge Wall Street companies,” Svanoe said.The firm responded to the sit-in by reducing the rent increase to .Tenant advocates say the story illustrates the need to change California housing law so that rent control can be extended to single–family homes.This includes ones that are not your own.* Very Diverse set of co-workers and management/supervisory staff* Above average starting pay for the type of work involved with the opportunity to make bonuses based upon performance.* Ability to auto-qualify for the next step up within the Sales and Guest Service position/area* Opportunities to donate time to charity within local community* Each day will bring a new set of callers...will hear some unique stories!* Many Supervisors are interested to know about you as a human and not just a stat line* Most Supervisors provide constructive (as opposed to critical) assessments of work performance and assist in determining ways to improve areas of opportunity.“This about making sure people who build our roads and take care of our children can stay in the state.” But it seems unlikely that such reforms will be passed anytime soon.In April, a bill to repeal the Costa-Hawkins Act was proclaimed dead for the year amid opposition from real estate interests.