Renter Rights Panel Presentation - November 27

Conversations Around the Fire: Renter's Rights in a Disaster Zone

Monday, Nov. 27, 6 pm  to 8 pm
Christ Church United Methodist, 1717 Yulupa Ave., Santa Rosa  contact - facebook - map

The fires, that ravaged our county and beyond, created havoc in a community already stressed by too little and too expensive housing. In a county with a less than 1% vacancy rate, we lost more than 5,000 housing units. This increases the temptation for landlords to evict tenants and raise rents. Government understands this and has included protections against price-gouging in its emergency declaration.

How renter's rights have changed will be discussed with
Ronit Rubinoff of Legal Aid of Sonoma County
Alegria de la Cruz of the Sonoma County Counsel office
Julie Combs of the Santa Rosa City Council
Adrienne Lauby of Homeless Action! will talk about past, present and future homelessness

There will be a summary of financial aid options in the county.

Following the presentations, there will be breakout circles to facilitate organizing around these issues; included will be an opportunity for people to share their stories.

Free; refreshments and childcare provided; wheelchair accessible; fragrance free, please

Sponsored by the Green Party of Sonoma County, the Peace & Justice Center of Sonoma County, Community Action Coalition, as well as individual members of several additional organizations
This is part of series of forums called "Conversations Around the Fire" about community concerns, this first one focused on renters, housing and homelessness.

There will be child care available on site for those who need it. Please email us at if you know that you will need child care.

The venue is at a bus stop on a line to the Transit Mall – last pick up is 8:00 p.m. If you need a ride home from the meeting, which ends at 8:00 p.m., please message us at and we will coordinate a ride for you.