Signature Gathering for No Eviction Without Representation, December 16

Join us, Saturday, December 16, 2017 at 11 am – 2 pm
350 Alabama Street (Google map and directions).
For more information contact Jen Snyder, (415) 504-0666


Sad Bastard Club Benefit for The San Francisco Tenants Union, December 18, 7:30 pm

Monday, December 18, 7:30 PM – 9:30 PM
Make-Out Room, 3225 22nd St, San Francisco

This year we have a stellar line-up of singer songwriters with the great (and Grammy nominated!) Peter Case and his mighty 12 string guitar, legendary co-founder of The Flamin’ Groovies, Mr. Rocking Roy Loney, and acclaimed songwriting iconoclast, and self described hillbilly Stephen Yerkey.
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Know Your Rights
Legislation & Advocacy
Anti-Eviction Mapping Project
Grassroots Organizing & Direct Action

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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SFTU Counseling Clinic

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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Tenant Times

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Housing Survey

The San Francisco Planning Department is undertaking a study of its existing housing stock, which includes a survey of city residents. The survey is at: It should take most respondents 7-10 minutes to complete. Respondents can take the survey in English, Spanish, Chinese, or Pilipino. If you live in San Francisco, please take a […]


Register at: Homes For All members across the country have been on the front lines of building the power of the #RenterNation through tenant union organizing, neighborhood assemblies, eviction blockades, mutual support, eviction free zones and fighting for policies to defend our communities. Since our 2016 #RenterPower Assembly, momentum has been growing across the […]


Of the fifteen bills in the “housing package” signed into law by Gov. Jerry Brown on September 29, the one that got the most attention in the news media was State Senator Scott Wiener’s SB 35—and for good reason: SB 35 goes a long way toward “putting teeth” in California’s Regional Housing Needs Allocations, the […]

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558 Capp Street
San Francisco, CA 94110