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Repeal Cost-Hawkins Law That Limits Rent Control

Assemblymember David Chiu won’t call a vote to #RepealCostaHawkins. This way he can claim credit for concern about tenants but other Democrats do not have to risk anything by going on record. Call his office NOW and ask that he get AB1506 out of committee: 415-557-3013. Turnout for the Land Use Hearing, November 27, 2017, 1:30 pm, City Hall.

 

Map of Urban Displacement

Maps that have been updated, expanded, and refined, revealing the latest state of gentrification and displacement in Northern California communities stretching are being released by the University of California, Berkeley’s Urban Displacement Project, in collaboration with the San Francisco Mayor’s Office of Housing and Community Development.

 

Right to Attorney for Tenant in Eviction Has Competing Weaker Measure by Sheehy and Breed

Tenant advocates, including the San Francisco Tenants Union, are advocating a measure to require an attorney for tenants in evictions. San Francisco Supervisors including Sheehy, who is running for re-election, and Breed, now have a weaker, competing measure that is described as a “political power play by City Hall politicians desperate to try to derail a citizens’ ballot initiative.”

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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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Assemblymember David Chiu won’t call a vote to #RepealCostaHawkins. This way he can claim credit for concern about tenants but other Democrats do not have to risk anything by going on record. Call his office NOW and ask that he get AB1506 out of committee: 415-557-3013. Turnout for the Land Use Hearing, November 27, 2017, […]

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Victory in Ellis Act Case
11/18/2017

Betty Rose Allen, an educator born and living in SF for almost 40 years, defeated an Ellis Act eviction by jury trial for the first time in California’s history. Both she and her catastrophically ill mother, now deceased, were served with eviction notices. Huge thanks to Tenderloin Housing Clinic, San Francisco Anti-Displacement Coalition and everyone […]

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