Treves, Gabe


Gabe Treves is a Program Coordinator for Tenants Together, nonprofit organization dedicated to defending and advancing the rights of California tenants to safe, decent and affordable housing.

More Than 38 Percent of Foreclosed Homes in California are Rentals:Over 200,000 Tenants Directly Affected

By Gabe Treves
Tenants Together

The foreclosure crisis continues to devastate tenants and their communities.  Earlier today, Tenants Together, California's statewide organization for renters' rights, released its third annual report, California Renters in the Foreclosure Crisis.

The report concludes that, in 2010, at least 38 percent of residential units in foreclosure in California were rentals, directly affecting over 200,000 tenants, most of whom were displaced from their home.  This massive displacement remains, first and foremost, a problem caused by banks which maintain irrational policies to displace rent-paying tenants after foreclosure and often violate existing tenant-protection laws.

Banks Continue Mass Eviction of Tenants after Foreclosure

By Gabe Treves
Tenants Together

Tenants are innocent victims of a foreclosure crisis they did nothing to create.  Tenants Together, California’s statewide organization for renters’ rights, conservatively estimates that at least 37% of residential units in foreclosure in California are rentals.  As a result, over the last 3 years, over 500,000 California tenants have been directly affected.  Most of these tenants have been displaced from their homes.

The displacement of innocent tenants after foreclosure has had a destabilizing impact on cities across the state.  A community’s social fabric is damaged as families lose their homes, children are pulled from their local schools, adults are severed from their neighborhood jobs, and local businesses lose their customers.  Increased homelessness also necessitates greater government services and related costs.

Over 200,000 California Tenants Directly Affected By Foreclosure

By Gabe Treves
Tenants Together

Tenants Together, California's statewide organization for renters' rights, released its new 2010 Report: California Tenants in the Foreclosure Crisis yesterday. The report, a follow-up to Tenants Together's 2009 tenant foreclosure report, highlights recent foreclosure-related developments affecting tenants, quantifies the impact of home foreclosures on tenants in 2009 at the state and county level, and makes recommendations to strengthen protections for tenants in foreclosure situations.