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  • Take action for 2820 Folsom Street!

    Tenants at 2820 Folsom Street in the Mission District are fighting an Ellis Act eviction from repeat evictor Danny Sun.  The tenants include artists, social-service workers, elders, and people with disabilities.  Take action today by calling Danny Sun’s used car dealership in El Cerrito and urging him to drop the eviction and sell the building to the land trust! Phone Calls: Call EKE Motorsports at 510-526-8199 and ask to speak with or leave a message for the owner, Danny Sun.  Urge the owner to drop the eviction at 2820 Folsom St. and sell the building to the land trust. Yelp … (click for more)

  • Tenants award SF’s largest landlord Spirit of Greed Award

    As the Northern California Real Estate & Construction Council began its 31st anniversary Spirit of Life Award ceremony for Veritas Investments CEO Yat-Pang Au, tenants of SF’s largest landlord, joined by clergy and medical professionals from the Do No Harm Coalition, held a ceremony inside The Fairmont Hotel to award Au the Spirit of Greed, Harassment, and Eviction Award. “Eviction is a public health crisis!” tenants and advocates chanted after signing a hymn in honor of lost neighbors who have passed away inside Veritas buildings. SF Public Press has more: “SF’s Largest Landlord Draws Fire in Prop. 10 Fight.”

  • Vote June 5th! Help Tenants Get Free Lawyers to Fight Evictions

    This is our voter guide for issues effecting tenants and working class San Franciscans. Vote Yes on Prop F – Right to Counsel, The measure provides legal representation for tenants facing eviction. This proposal for city funded representation reached the ballot after 20,000 signatures were collected. The measure is a life changer for every tenant in San Francisco. VOTE NO on H TO OPPOSE ARMING THE SFPD WITH TASERS Vote No on Prop H – Money for Taser Sponsored by Police Union, The measure would equip SFPD with Conductive Energy Devices (CEDs, also known as tasers). This will result in … (click for more)

  • NO CONDO CONVERSION FOR EVICTED ELDER’S BUILDING

      San Francisco Planning Commissioners on Thursday, March 8 unanimously rejected the condo conversion application for 668-678 Page Street where Iris Canada, a 100-year-old African American woman who had lived in her apartment since the 50s, was evicted on February 10 of last year. Ms. Canada’s story went worldwide. She died shortly after her eviction on March 20. Tenant activists, including those from the Tenants Union, Senior Disability Action, Faith In Action, and Housing Rights Committee, testified against the condo conversion, saying that the city should not reward a senior eviction. The city’s condo conversion law prohibits condo conversion of … (click for more)

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