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Housing Rights Committee staffers are often in the news, commenting on the burning issues of the day. Or they’re busy publishing articles on renters rights or writing letters to the editor. Here’s some samples of HRCSF in the news.

Just cause 

 


“Renter’s Relief” campaign



Renters’ protests aren’t enough to sway mayor
SF Chronicle

Interview on BBC News “Up All Nite” (listen at 3:22)

Renters Protest at City Hall
KPFA Evening News (play at 36.11)

San Francisco Renters Demand Economic Relief
KCBS

Renters demand ideas from Newsom
SF Bay Guardian

San Francisco proposal would cheat landlords
LA Times Editorial

S.F. supes pass new rules on renters’ rights
SF Chronicle

S.F. seeks to strengthen renter protections
SF Chronicle

Articles by HRCSF Staff
Board to Vote on Bringing Just Cause to all SF Renters
By Liam Frost, HRCSF Volunteer, Beyond Chron

Chronicle and LA Times Distort Rent Legislation
By Sara Shortt, Beyond Chron

How to Save the Housing Authority
By Sara Shortt, SF Bay Guardian Op Ed

The Attack on Public Housing
Sara Shortt, SF Bay Guardian Op Ed

Save Section 8!
Sara Shortt and Tommi Avicolli Mecca
SF Bay Guardian Op Ed

Opportunism knocks
by Jenny Friedenbach and Robert Haaland
SF Bay Guardian Op Ed

They’re Coming to Evict You!
By Tommi Avicolli Mecca in Beyond Chron

Supes to Hold Hearing on Public Housing “Emergency Transfers”
by Sara Shortt in Beyond Chron

Public Housing Tenants Need Repairs,
Not Promises
by Sara Shortt, Beyond Chron

HOPE SF? The Case for a Public Housing Bond
by Sara Shortt, Beyond Chron

Senate to Decide Whether to Increase
Public Housing Funds
by Sara Shortt, Beyond Chron

Protest Public Housing Cuts!
September 15, 2006, Beyond Chron

San Francisco’s Public Housing Budget Slashed!
Beyond Chron

Section 8 Cuts Could Displace Thousands
Beyond Chron

Section 8 Cuts will likely increase homelessness for SF’s Low Income Renters
Street Sheet

Letters to the Editor

Renters need Relief
Sara Shortt

What would St. Francis say?
Tommi Avicolli Mecca

No Praise for “Hell”
Sara Shortt

Governance by press release
Sara Shortt

HUD’s a dud
Sara Shortt

No compassion at the SFHA
Sara Shortt

Seeing in the Dark
Sara Shortt

Find out about Medicine for Melancholy (2008). Housing Rights Committee makes an appearance
in this movie.

General Housing Issues
S.F. sues Postal Service over SRO mail delivery
SF Chronicle

New Stimulus Plan Falls Short on Housing Money
SF Bay Guardian

Housing cuts hurt seniors, PWAs
Bay Area Reporter

Renters in Foreclosure

Keep The Lights On (City Insider Column)
SF Chronicle

Foreclosures Hit City, Renters
SF Chronicle

New Outreach Program for Tenants of Foreclosed Homes
Beyond Chron

KGO TV Beyond the Headlines
(Interview w/ Assessor, Phil Ting and Sara Shortt: Part 3 &4 )

Podcast of live interview on Pirate Cat Radio (featuring Ben Ehrenreich of the Nation Magazine and Sara Shortt)

Don’t leave Your House
SF Bay Guardian

Renters’ eviction notices often illegal in S.F.
SF Chronicle

SF renters threatened by foreclosures
ABC7

Renters Fighting Back Against Foreclosure Evictions
KTVU2

SF Tenants Suffering from Foreclosure Effects

KCBS

New Help for SF Renters
KGO 810am

KTSF
Outreach Program to Benefit Tenants of Properties Facing Foreclosure
CBS5

Former S.F. Housing Authority director lands in Miami
SF Chronicle

Right of Return: Public Housing in San Francisco‘s Hunters Point
Journal of Race, Poverty and the Environment

Potrero Terrace and Annex to be Redeveloped
Potrero View

S.F. Mayor Names New Head of Housing Authority
SF Chronicle

S.F. Tenants Don’t Trust City’s Motives
SF Chronicle

Housing Authority Looks to 311 to Flush out Backlog
The Examiner

Mayor Newsom Names Interim Head of S.F. Public Housing
SF Chronicle

Gregg Fortner Out as Head of SF Housing Authority
SF Chronicle

Fixing Mess at Hunters View Won’t be Quick, Easy or Cheap
SF Chronicle

Supes Support Alice Griffith Tenants–-But Endorse Lennar
Beyond Chron

What Newsom Faces in Aftermath of Scandal
SF Chronicle

Budget Fears for Public Housing Officials
SF Chronicle

Who’s in Charge Here? Amid Rising Criticism of S.F.’s
Public Housing, Commissioners Often Cancel Their Meetings
SF Chronicle

As Feds Cut Funds, S.F.’s Public Housing is Threatened
SF Examiner

U.S. Cuts Sec. 8 Housing Subsidy Bay Area Rents, Aid
Voucher Values Decline
SF Chronicle

Fortner Tries to Keep His Wits
SF Chronicle

Feds Cut Housing While SF Advances Solutions
Beyond Chron

Section 8 Public Hearing
KFPA Evening News

KALW Radio “Auditing Bureaucracy” Section 8 (click on 2/19/06)

聯 邦住 屋 款削減 金山房客抗議
World Journal

The nation’s biggest player in the apartment rental
business has found huge profits in low-income housing
SF Weekly

Rent Control

Eviction Bill Appears Doomed
SF Examiner

SF Tenants’ Victory Likely to be Short-Lived
SF Chronicle

KPFA Morning Show (starts at 1:05:06), Dec 8th

KPFA Evening News (at 18:34), Dec. 6th

Newsom: I Will Veto Tenant Eviction Legislation
SF Examiner

Interview on BBC News “Up All Nite” (listen at 3:22)

Where Would We Be Without Rent Control?
SF Bay Guardian

Renters’ Protests Aren’t Enough to Sway Mayor
SF Chronicle

Renters Protest at City Hall
KPFA Evening News (play at 36.11)

San Francisco proposal would cheat landlords
LA Times Editorial

Building built in the 80s? Sorry, you’re out
SF Chronicle
San Francisco beefs up renter protections
LA Times

SF Seeks to Strengthen Renter Protections
SF Chronicle

3 New SF Rent Laws in the Works
SF Chronicle

Protesters in Oakland, SF, Gather to Protect Rent Control
March 16, 2008, SF Chronicle

Foes Mobilize to Fight Rent Control Measure
March 13, 2008, Bay Area Reporter

Tenants Protest Rent Control Initiative
November 15, 2007 Golden Gate [X]Press

SFTU Keeps Up Pressure on Ellis ActEvictors
August 29, 2005, Beyond Chron

Tenancies-in-Common Battle Hits Courtroom, North Beach
Owner Wants to Convert a 6-unit Property
SF Chronicle

Rent Control Doesn’t Help Tenants When Landlords Add a New Roof
SF Chronicle

S.F. Extends for One Year Rent-Increase Reprieve to
‘Vulnerable’ Tenants
SF Chronicle

Renters Hope Prop N Will Stunt the Growth of TICs
SF Chronicle

Apartments Go to Highest Web Bidder
SF Chronicle

Affordable Housing

Planning panel OKs housing project
Bay Area Reporter

Affordable Housing for LGBT Seniors Launched at 55 Laguna
Bay Times

Supervisors Support Strengthening Affordable Housing Law
May 11, 2006, Beyond Chron

City 5,000 Units Behind Affordable Housing Goal
SF Chronicle

Without Housing, the Poor Will Perish
December 2006, The Street Spirit

Housing Conditions

Supervisors Tackle Mold Issue At Hunters Point Apartments
SF Chronicle

Hunters Point Residents Blame Health Woes on Molds That Thrive in Leaky Apartments
SF Chronicle

Housing Riddled with Violations Neighborhood Survey Shows Rampant Prioblems in Single-Room Occupancy Units
Sept. 23, 2005, SF Chronicle

Gentrification/ Displacement

Blacks Hit by Housing Costs Leave SF Behind
New York Times

Census shows black population plummeting in last decade in SF
SF Chronicle

S.F. Eviction Fighters Given Boot Themselves
Skyrocketing rents forcing out nonprofits
SF Chronicle

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