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Revolt of the Landlords

California’s housing crisis walloped 75-year-old Perry Angle and his wife in 2014, when the monthly rent for their one-bedroom apartment in a Santa Rosa senior citizen complex began to shoot up from $925 a month to $1,435 two years later. Angle, a retired account manager for Blue Cross, heavily depended on Social Security – his savings had been largely wiped out in the 2008 crash and his budget was tight. “They’re going to kill us,” he remembers telling his rabbi.