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  • 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)

  • Take Action With Veritas Tenants

    Veritas tenants reached out to the Castro Merchants Association, who hosted December’s Castro tree lighting with major sponsorship from Veritas Investments, conveying their disappointment with the Association’s decision to work with Veritas. Their president sympathized with tenants and asked for people to send emails to their email address to show the rest of their leadership that partnering with Veritas is unacceptable.    Please send an email to info@castromerchants.com today! Here is a letter template, and feel free to add your own reasons for why a small-business association should not associate with a real estate investment firm that has priced or forced out many … (click for more)

  • NEW CA STATE PRICE CONTROL & JUST CAUSE

    California now has state price control and just cause for all multi-unit buildings and some single family homes with a certificate of occupancy issued more than 15 years ago. See details on this new law by clicking on this link  http://hrcsf.org/ab-1482-ca-price-control-and-just-cause/ or going to “tenants rights info” tab above and clicking on AB 1482.

  • Response to Yat-Pang Au’s Open Letter to San Francisco

    Our Response to Yat-Pang Au’s Open Letter to San Francisco Full response letter: Dear Yat-Pang Au, As many of our staff — and certainly all of the tenants with whom we work — are San Franciscans, we are responding to your Sunday advertisement in the San Francisco Chronicle. Our conversations so far with tenants who read the ad show that tenants know the truth about Veritas. You founded Veritas in 2007 at a time when you knew a tech boom was coming. As Bloomberg reports, “The city was on the cusp of another technology boom, drawing entrepreneurs and money from across … (click for more)

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