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Homeless Because the Rent Is Too Damn High

Rent increases are a major cause of homelessness, a new national study finds.

 

Threat to Rent Control

California Assembly Bill 943 is a stunning attempt by the real estate industry to undermine any ballot measure it doesn’t like, including rent control laws. Urge your representatives to vote no on AB 943.

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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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YIMBYs Debunked
08/17/2017

This may be the definitive YIMBY debunking article. Please share wide and far, especially with your friends who may be seduced by the build, build, build argument.

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City College of San Francisco has a wide variety of classes for free. They need enrollment to continue offering classes, so educate yourself or just have fun. Classes range from Ethnic Politics in the US to Beginning Hip Hop Dance.

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https://betterdwelling.com/vacant-homes-global-epidemic-paris-fighting-60-tax/#_   March 2, 2017 Runaway real estate speculation has been filling global capitals with vacant homes, creating artificial shortages in the world’s most sought after cities. The “shortage” has made local home owners wealthy overnight, but it comes at the cost of turning lively cities into empty shells. The city of Paris has decided […]

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