| by Kenneth Chase | 4 comments

Bay Area residents upset about possible demolition of rent-controlled apartments


THIS RENT CONTROLLED MOUNTAIN VIEW COMPLEX HAS BEEN HOME TO THIS MAN AND HIS FAMILY FOR 16 YEARS. >>IT’S FRUSTRATING BECAUSE I GOT, YOU KNOW, MY KIDS HAS BEEN LIVING OVER HERE FOR YOU KNOW, HER LIFE. >>Reporter: A BIG WHITE SIGN SITS OUTSIDE HIS FAMILY’S HOME. IT’S A NOTICE TO DEMOLISH THE 208 RENT CONTROLLED APARTMENTS TO BUILD 15 LUXURY TOWN HOMES THAT THE DEVELOPER SAYS WILL COST AROUND $1.3 MILLION APIECE. A DRASTIC SHIFT FROM THE LESS THAN 2,000 A MONTH MORALES PAYS IN RENT. 75 PEOPLE INCLUDING 30 CHILDREN WOULD BE DISPLACED. THE VENNERS OFFERED RELOCATION ASSISTANCE.>>I DON’T WANT THEM TO KNOCK DOWN THE BUILDING BECAUSE MY SCHOOL IS NEAR HERE. ME AND MY FRIENDS LIVE NEAR AND CAN WALK TOGETHER. >>HOUSING IS A RIGHT. >>Reporter: PROTESTERS TOOK THE CONCERNS TO CITY HALL TUESDAY NIGHT. >>IT’S SO UNJUST TO BE THAT WE’RE LIVING IN A COMMUNITY WHERE ONLY PEOPLE OF THE HIGHEST INCOME CAN LIVE. >>WHAT IF YOU WERE LIVING IN A HOME AND SOMEONE KICKED YOU OUT, HOW WOULD YOU FEEL?>>Reporter: MAYA’S MESSAGE FROM INSIDE THE COUNCIL. THE MAYOR THINKS THIS MOVE WOULD FORCE PEOPLE OUT. >>’S NOT JUST THAT I’M

4 Comments

CCR TV

Dec 12, 2018, 5:12 pm Reply

Not a Home Darling, It a Small Box Called an Apartment 🌹

Unknown Archive

Dec 12, 2018, 9:44 pm Reply

HELL YES. GOODBYE. FLATTEN IT ALL.

Doggone Dean

Dec 12, 2018, 10:09 pm Reply

Yup. That's what happens. It's called capitalism, it's called America. I'm tired of all these people whining.

Millton Freedman

Dec 12, 2018, 10:25 am Reply

Rent control caused this.

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