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Help Me Fight Harassment and Unlawful Eviction!
$2,940 raised
49% of $6k goal
47 contributors
4 Years running

I live in a rent-controlled apartment in Berkeley and have been a good-standing tenant for over 15 years. I have enjoyed the yard, horticulture, and adding my potted plants to the garden landscape. On May 9th I was forced to moved ALL of my plants out of the yard so I would not be evicted.

From the moment this new owner took the property she has been acting out low level harassment. I fought back by taking her to the Berkeley Rent Board hearing, and in retaliation has been systematically destroyed the landscaping by tearing out everything living. All that is left now, in much of the yard, is barren earth.

Please help me get this landlord off my back and leave me alone to live in peace!

Why not move out? Unless I move outside the Bay Area my rent will be doubled or more! The law presumably protects as I am over 60 and have lived here more than 5 years.

Bullying landlords have become the norm in the Bay Area, and they must be STOPPED! I am committed to doing what I can, and dedicating my actions to benefit the greater community. This property-owner's practice is unethical, and outreageous! Most often renters like me end up leaving because they either can not afford legal fees or get fed up with the continual abuse.

I cannot fight in court without your financial contribution! Thank you for your support! 

Kate

P.S. Several lawyers review this case and agree that I have a very good chance of winning in court. If you request, will send you my lawyer's letter in my defense, and answer any questions.

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