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  • SF: don’t displace 15 vets!

    SF’s progressive newspaper 48 Hills on October 3 ran an editorial urging the city not to displace 15 vets (like John Brown, pictured to the left) from their Bayview apartments because their landlord, Judy Wu, is being sued by the City Attorney for allegedly adding their units illegally. The city says the units have to be demolished. The tenants should not be punished for what the landlord supposedly did. They have nowhere to go. The simply solution, as the editorial points out, is to legalize the units and let the vets stay. The Planning Commission at its Thursday, October 5 meeting decided to continue the case to December 21 to hopefully give the city and advocates time to work out a way to avoid any displacements. Housing Rights Committee does not want the vets displaced or their units demolished.

  • Statewide tenants conference

    About 450 tenants from across the state of California gathered at Alameda High School in the city of Alameda on Saturday, September 22 and Sunday, September 23 to learn from each other and to strategize on key tenant issues, including the repeal of Costa Hawkins, a law that restricts the implementation of vacancy control and stronger tenant protections.

  • No Ellis Act at 3039-41 California!

    We’re fighting an Ellis Act at 3039-3041 California where long-time tenants are at threat of eviction by their new landlord. This building is home to some of the few black, senior and disabled female tenants who have managed to remain in their homes – this is not okay!!! Can you help us get to 350 signatures by Friday??? Join the fight by signing and sharing the linked petition below.

  • Tenants rights poster campaign

    Check it out! The San Francisco Anti-Displacement Coalition, which includes Housing Rights Committee of San Francisco and other housing justice groups throughout the city, just released a new tenant rights poster campaign on city buses along with new multi-language resource site: This is the first site in the city with know-your-tenant-rights info in 6 languages! Spread the word! Visit SFADC’s new multi-language tenant rights and resources site: Poster made by Kayan Cheung Miaw for the SFADC in collaboration with the Community Tenant’s Association in Chinatown, spring 2017, installed on the Muni bus shelter.

  • HRCSF Staffer receives award

    Alicia Sandoval, HRCSF’s Mission District Counselor and Organizer, speaks before the SF Board of Supervisors on September 5 after receiving recognition for her work helping to house tenants at 5 Persia who had to leave because their basement rooms were illegal. Alicia told the supervisors that the case is a good example of why the city needs to be building affordable housing for the poor and working-class, not luxury condos for the rich. “This is why it’s so important to have 100% affordable housing in San Francisco,” she said. “We need to build safe, livable and affordable housing at 0 to 30% of AMI (area median income).” Congratulations, Alicia, on this well deserved recognition of your work.

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