Commuter Shuttle Program Environmental Appeal, 2/9, 3 pm, City Hall, Rm 250

The commuter shuttle program is going to cause more congestion and potentially more overall pollution. Low and moderate income households are being displaced by the commuter shuttle workers causing the displaced workers to drive in from the suburbs. Oppose the commuter shuttle program by going to the hearing and/or emailing your opposition.

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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 supported by membership and counseling donations and this 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 drop-in counseling clinic for members and nonmembers. Since the Tenants Union is a membership-supported organization, we ask that new tenants become members of the Tenants Union. Members receive a copy of our Tenants Rights Handbook and access to phone counseling. If you do not join, we ask that you make a donation when you come in (but no one is turned away for lack of funds).

Hours for the clinic include daytime, evening and weekend hours. Since the actual hours can vary each week, tenants should check our drop-in schedule or call 415-282-6622 right before coming for the schedule. Counselors are trained to answer virtually any question regarding your rights as a tenant or sub-tenant. Please bring in all your paperwork (notices, letters, rental agreement, etc.).

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Tenants Rights Handbook


The San Francisco Tenants Union publishes an over-320 page handbook yearly. The 17th Edition of the Tenants Rights Handbook is available to members only. The handbook contains comprehensive information on the law, strategies, and resources for tenant rights in San Francisco.

We see the Tenants Rights Handbook as part of a larger organizing strategy to build political power by empowering tenants to learn and understand their rights. Being able to articulate your rights to landlords and politicians helps to assert tenant power in San Francisco.

We encourage you to become a member of the San Francisco Tenants Union and offer the handbook as a tool for tenant self-empowerment and self-determination.

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The hearing is 3pm at Room 250, San Francisco City Hall Feb. 9th. RSVP on Facebook. Also send emails. There are 2 sets of emails to send: 1. An email to the San Francisco Board of Supervisors about the appeal. 2. An email to the commissioners (who are also the San Francisco Board of Supervisors) […]


The San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency (SFMTA) wants to hear your ideas on how to update and improve its Residential Parking Permit program. The program has been largely unchanged for 39 years, even as San Francisco has changed considerably. The SFMTA is seeking to update the program, align it with the city’s transportation goals and […]


The Mayor’s Office is proposing an Affordable Housing Bonus Program that could lead to the greatest wave of displacement since the Redevelopment era of the 1950s. The Affordable Housing Bonus Program fast tracks zoning changes that undermines existing safeguards in all neighborhoods and promotes the demolition of over 30,500 buildings. The city is incentivizing developers […]

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San Francisco, CA 94110