Vote Yes on Measure Y

Vote YES on Measure Y to ensure eviction protections for to tenants living in duplexes and triplexes.

Currently, if a tenant does not have “Just Cause” eviction protections, and can be evicted without reason, if the tenant lives in a duplex or triplex along with their landlord. However, tenants living in all other sized buildings (buildings with 4 or more units) built before 1996 do have eviction protections.

Passing Measure Y will close a gap in tenant law and protect more than 8,000 tenants who live in duplexes and triplexes from further risk of displacement, and is part of the solution to addressing the housing crisis in Oakland.

Now is the to expand access to housing protections for more Oakland families. Many bad-acting landlords are taking advantage of “owner move-ins” and evicting tenants in duplex and triplex buildings so they can raise the rent to levels unaffordable  for low-income residents. 

We are losing Oakland’s racial and economic diversity. Oakland rents are the 4th highest in the country, and too many low-income residents who have lived and worked in our city for all their life or decades can’t afford to stay here anymore.

Our teachers, nurses, low wage workers, even city workers, can no longer afford to buy or rent a home in our City. Someone earning the minimum wage would have to work 163 hours a week to afford housing in Oakland.There is not enough relief nor political will from elected representatives to protect vulnerable tenants from displacement. We are taking it to the voters!

Oakland voters to have the chance to vote on these important issues in this November’s Election! Keep Oakland housed and VOTE YES on MEASURE Y!

Who We Are

“Protect Oakland Renters” is a group of grassroots organizations and tenant advocates who want dignified, safe and truly affordable homes for Oakland residents. We campaigned to pass Measure JJ in November 2016 to expand eviction and rent control protections to tenants in Oakland.

Alliance of Californians for Community Empowerment (AACE) 

Causa Justa :: Just Cause

Centro Legal de la Raza

East Bay Community Law Center

Oakland Tenants Union


Asian Pacific Environmental Network (APEN)

The East Bay Alliance for a Sustainable Economy (EBASE)

East Oakland Congress of Neighborhoods

Oakland Rising

Save Auntie Frances Coalition


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