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    San Francisco Mayor London Breed, with input from Supervisor Dean Preston’s office, has issued an updated eviction moratorium that covers both non-payment of rent and eviction notices. If you can’t pay the rent because of a layoff or other loss of income due to the pandemic, you need to notify your landlord in writing within 30 days of the rent being due, and then seven days later, send him or her proof of that inability to pay (a layoff notice, etc.).  COVID19 Sample Notification Letter to Landlord in English, Spanish and Chinese. There are also videos on the COVID-19 virus … (click for more)

  • Important Updates & HRCSF Offices Temporarily Closed in Response to COVID-19

    Dearest Community, This last week has been trying for many of us, at the Housing Rights Committee of SF the health and safety of our community is of utmost importance. Which is why we are closing our offices until further notices and doing our part to stop the spread of COVID-19. We believe that physical distancing and social solidarity are both needed at this time which is why we are not distancing ourselves from our commitments to tenants in SF and will continue to provide the necessary services that keep thousands in their homes. We will still be providing services in … (click for more)

  • #76toSF Campaign

    Op-ed by Amina Rubio & Susan Marsh (originally published 1/20/2020 in the SF Examiner – detailing tenants efforts to push Veritas to sell its buildings to the city or a non-speculative entity. To clarify: tenants do not have to move just because their building is for sale! They have the right to stay in their homes under their existing rental agreements, to organize and to fight landlord harassment intended to push them out so owners can jack the rents to market rate. Contact HRCSF for more details on your rights.) Veritas Should Sell Its Buildings to The City or a … (click for more)

  • California Tenant & Housing Justice Groups Oppose Scott Wiener’s SB 50

    A statewide coalition of California housing justice and tenants rights groups have sent a letter to State Sen. Scott Wiener and the California Legislature, opposing his land-use deregulation bill, SB 50. Those organizations include the Housing Rights Committee of San Francisco, San Francisco Tenants Union, the Coalition on Homelessness, San Diego Tenants Union, Tenant Sanctuary of Santa Cruz, the Sacramento Tenants Union, Tenants Together, Los Angeles-based Housing Is A Human Right, and many others. “On behalf of the Housing Rights Committee of San Francisco and the below signed organizations,” the letter states, “we are writing to firmly oppose SB 50 … (click for more)

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