Tenant

Oakland, CA

#1 May 17, 2011
Rental Increases being denied by San Mateo County Housing Authority for section 8 tenants at Villa Serena in San Mateo, CA. They are being called unreasonable rent amounts even when proven they are not, causing many to have to move, when there are hardly any decent places in this city accepting the section 8 housing vouchers.
Friendly Advice

United States

#2 Jul 30, 2012
Yes, sometimes you have to fight for your rights. Ask housing for an Accommodation form to take to your doctor to ask him or her to put a medical reason as to why you need the accommodation in order to remain in you unit and not have to move. You have to find out what are rents in the units just on the street you actually live on to take to housing to show them just how your retal increase does make sense at the same complex. Mind you they are not only looking at the rent amounts in the area but at the complex you already are at. They aren't interested in new move in rent amounts either. Hope this helps :+) WE NEED RENT CONTROL AND A JUST CAUSE FOR AN EVICTION ORDINANCE IN ALL CITIES OF SAN MATEO COUNTY, not just in East Palo Alto like already exists.
Friendly Advice

United States

#3 Jul 30, 2012
Tenant wrote:
Rental Increases being denied by San Mateo County Housing Authority for section 8 tenants at Villa Serena in San Mateo, CA. They are being called unreasonable rent amounts even when proven they are not, causing many to have to move, when there are hardly any decent places in this city accepting the section 8 housing vouchers.
Please see my comment :+) Good Luck, life sure isn't easy in the Bay Area but trust me you're not alone ♥

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