VIDEO: Alameda renters want delay in evictions

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ALAMEDA (KRON) — The Alameda Renter’s Coalition gathered on the steps of City Hall on Tuesday night to protest several evictions that are scheduled to take place on December 1.

The coalition says the city council needs to step in and impose an emergency moratorium on the so-called “no-cause” evictions until after the holiday season.

The group says these types of evictions are unfair and adversely affect low-income families in Alameda.

“The most critical thing that is going on right now is this no-fault eviction,” said Gabrielle Dolphin, who is with the Alameda Renters Coalition. “The tragedy of this is that these people who have absolutely no resources and probably no chance in hell in this country and this economy to own their own home are being pushed around by what I consider to be big money and people who have a lot more political and economic influence.”

Several members of the coalition addressed the city council on the topic and asked that something be done by the city government to help those who are affected.

No word on whether the council will take any action.

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