Prevent Owner Move-In Eviction Fraud, June 26, 1:30p

Attend the hearing or email the Supervisors. The hearing is at City Hall for the Land Use Committee on Monday, June 26, 2017 at 1:30 p.m., Room 250, for legislation to prevent owner move-in eviction fraud. One out of four “owner move-in” evictions may be fraudulent according to NBC’s investigation, and owner move-in evictions are frequently used to evict tenants.


Tenant Conventions

How is speculation affecting tenants?  What is it, how do we identify it, and how do we fight it?
Neighborhood tenant conventions in June are being organized by the Tenants Union, and other community groups. We’ll dig into what speculation in the housing market means for tenants, and how we can fight it together. Lunch or dinner provided!

  • SOMA: Wednesday, June 28, 2017, 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm. Bayanihan Community Center, 1010 Mission St. English, Spanish and Tagalog.

  • Tenderloin: Wednesday, June 28, 2017, 11 am – 1 pm. 180 Golden Gate.

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Building Tenant Power

Since 1971, the San Francisco Tenants Union has been fighting for the rights of tenants and for the preservation of affordable housing in San Francisco. The Tenants Union is volunteer led and membership supported. Membership and counseling donations enables our advocacy to be uncompromising and not influenced by pressures from government or other funders. We are a 501(c)(4) since we campaign for political candidates. We seek to build a base of tenants throughout the city to establish a political power to create change.

Join the Tenants Union today to help support on going efforts to protect and expand affordable housing in the city. Your membership helps keep the clinic going and drives our advocacy.

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Anti-Eviction Mapping Project

The Anti-Eviction Mapping Project is a data-visualization, data analysis, and digital storytelling collective documenting the dispossession of San Francisco Bay Area residents in the wake of the Tech Boom 2.0. We seek to create tools that contribute to collective resistance, and that can be used by diverse communities in movement building.

Utilizing maps and digital storytelling, we strive to make the often obscured mechanisms of material, cultural, and affective displacement palpable. We see the eviction epidemic as endemic to a political economy built to privilege corporate interests of real estate and tech, and seek to contribute to a living archive that deconstructs corporate collusion.

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Drop-In Tenants’ Rights Counseling Clinic

The Tenants Union operates a volunteer counselor drop-in counseling clinic for members and nonmembers. Since the Tenants Union is a membership-supported organization, we ask that tenants become members of the Tenants Union or make a donation (but no one is turned away for lack of funds). Hours for the clinic include daytime, evening and weekend hours.

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Tenants Rights Handbook

The San Francisco Tenants Union publishes the definitive handbook on tenants rights under the San Francisco Rent Ordinance and California law with annual updates. The 18th Edition (December 2016) of the Tenants Rights Handbook,  is available to members only and contains comprehensive information on the law, strategies, and resources.

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We will be back at City Hall for the Land Use hearing on Monday, June 26, 2017 at 1:30 p.m. The San Francisco Board of Supervisors will hear reform legislation to prevent owner move-in eviction fraud. Please lend your support for the San Francisco Tenants Union’s version of the bill that holds landlords accountable. One […]

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