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SEADAWN THOMAS

SEADAWN THOMAS

Seadawn Thomas is photographed at her apartment in Richmond, Calif., on Tuesday, March 28, 2017. Thomas received a $400 rent increase in October after a new landlord took over, but the rent increase was in violation of the city's rent control law, which says rents can only be increased by 3 percent each year. Thomas worked with the city and was able to stay in her apartment. (Jane Tyska/Bay Area News Group)

Jane Tyska East Bay 2017 Richmond Seadawn Thomas rents apartment rent control housing