Supervisor Peskin introduced legislation that makes it harder to convert residential hotels to tourist hotels. The full board passed the legislation unanimously on January 31, 2017 with pressure from tenant activists including the Tenants Union.
The Tenants Union has a new Volunteer Director, Layla Stanley, starting February 1, 2017. She has been a volunteer counselor for the Tenants Union since 2011 as well as a community organizer for SF Supervisor campaigns. She can be reached at volunteer [at] sftu [dot] org.
Despite the San Francisco voters’ 59 percent opposition to high luxury condo developments along the waterfront in the 2014 Proposition B vote, former San Francisco Mayor and current California Lieutenant Governor Gavin Newsom is suing to overturn Prop B. Both Newsom and current Mayor Lee are strong supporters of luxury development that reduce affordable housing.
Yelena Bolshakova is a new Russian-speaking tenant counselor at the Housing Rights Committee. She will be available for tenant counseling in the Richmond office (4301 Geary Blvd) on Mondays and Wednesdays from 9am – 12pm.
Part-time: 15-18 hours/week Senior and Disability Action (SDA) is a citywide nonprofit organization. We mobilize and educate seniors and people with disabilities to fight for individual rights and social justice. Through individual support and collective action, we work together to create a city and world in which seniors and people with disabilities can live well […]
Realtor influence at the California state level produced mass displacement through Costa Hawkins and the Ellis Act. The association of realtors’ continued influence, along with big money donors continue to keep us from being able to fight these laws at the state AND local level. The Tenants Union endorses the Reform Democrat slate of delegates […]