Owner Move-In Eviction Survey

One out of four “owner move-in” evictions may be fraudulent according to NBC’s investigation. Help prevent this illegal loss of affordable housing by filling out our survey.

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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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March 21, 2017 Dear Neighbor, We are writing to provide an update on the Kirkham Project EIR Public Scoping Meeting. The City of San Francisco Planning Department has scheduled the Environmental Impact Report (EIR) Public Scoping meeting for the Kirkham Project on Thursday, March 30th, 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM at the County Fair Building […]


Save the Date! On Thursday, April 6th, the proposed development at 650 Divisadero will go before the Planning Commission at San Francisco City Hall. Mark your calendars, and join us as we stand up and demand more affordability! Here’s the latest: The most recent version of the proposal at 650 Divisadero calls for a 66-unit building […]


Although history has shown that just building more decreases affordable housing, State Senator Scott Wiener, who received major contributions by developers, is proposing market-rate development that bypasses local control in San Francisco. We went to Sacramento to tell Scott Wiener this is not what we want!

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San Francisco, CA 94110