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  • Give Today and Join our $40 for 40 Years Campaign

    For the last 4 decades, the Housing Rights Committee of San Francisco has been fighting for the right to stay neighbor by neighbor, building by building and neighborhood by neighborhood. This year, along with rent control in San Francisco, we turn 40! So many evictions are 100% preventable, and we are on the frontlines of ensuring that no one is evicted because they didn’t know what their rights were. We have done so much in our last 40 years and are just getting started! Will you stand with us and help celebrate our 40th anniversary with a gift of $40 … (click for more)

  • No to SB 50. No to displacing low-income, working class tenants!

    Tenant Rights, Neighborhood & Community Groups Oppose Wiener’s SB50 Speculation Bonus Bill Will Displace Long Term Tenants   The Dangers of SB 50: It will deregulate local residential zoning control throughout California, creating value potentials that will exacerbate real estate speculation. It will inflate property values, which will, in turn inflate surrounding rents leading to more displacement It has no enforceable tenant protections in the bill since cities like San Francisco have no way to track rental histories. It’s temporary “sensitive communities” exclusion doesn’t adequately protect communities vulnerable to displacement Tenant rights, labor, neighborhood, and community groups oppose Senator Weiner’s … (click for more)


    The Housing Rights Committee of San Francisco opposes Senator Weiner’s bill SB 50, which would up-zone almost the entirety of all the housing lots in San Francisco with particularly significant impacts on working class communities of color and LGBT communities. Upzoning and preemptions for local controls would further exacerbate the rampant speculation that has already negatively impacted low-income and moderate-income tenants, immigrants, seniors and families that make up the renters in San Francisco. The legislation requires that all residential zoning within a ¼ mile of a high quality bus line and ½ of a rail or ferry line be rezoned to … (click for more)

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