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Two victories!

On Tuesday, December 15th, the board of supervisors unanimously passed two pieces of legislation stabilizing some of the city’s most vulnerable residents. One piece of legislation requires the city to keep moving people into Shelter in Place hotels. The city seeks to wind down the program despite rising cases and ICU hospitalizations in the city […]

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Community united to stop evictions from Shelter in Place hotels

Although we are currently facing the worst surge in COVID-19 cases we’ve seen, the city is planning to evict nearly 2,000 people from the Shelter in Place hotels set up to house some of the city’s most vulnerable residents. On Wednesday, December 9th the Budget and Finance Committee of the Board of Supervisors will discuss […]

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#30 Right Now Campaign in the press!

The #30 Right Now Campaign is gaining momentum. Advocates have been organizing to ensure that some of San Francisco’s most low-income tenants do not pay more than the HUD standard of 30% of their income towards rent. Between 2,000-3,000 tenants in SROs are currently paying 50% or more of their income towards rent. While recent […]

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Housing inventory wins unanimous approval from supervisors

Legislation will require landlords to register properties, report vacancies and rents SF Examiner Article, December 1, 2020 By Joshua Sabatini San Francisco will require landlords to report rental unit information annually including how many are vacant and how much tenants are paying them in rent under legislation approved Tuesday. The Board of Supervisors voted unanimously […]

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San Francisco needs a rental housing inventory

SF Examiner op ed November 29, 2020 By Molly Goldberg, Kung Feng and Fernando Martí The housing affordability crisis in major cities across the country has inspired a variety of creative public policy responses to tackle real estate speculation. For all its leadership on affordable housing, there is one important tool that San Francisco does […]

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Despite an influx of big real estate money, Proposition I wins!

Thanks to the hard work of so many on the ground, San Francisco passed a tax on the sales of expensive properties to fund rental assistance and affordable housing. Big real estate gathered statewide resources to throw over $5 million at a misleading campaign against the common-sense measure, but voters in San Francisco showed up […]

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Landlord Tech: new research exposes the new ways big real estate and wall street are getting rich and making life harder for renters.

Two SF Anti-Displacement Coalition member groups [people. power. media] and the Anti-Eviction Mapping Project have released groundbreaking research on the Landlord Tech industry. From tenant screening to surveillance, smart homes to corporate “membership housing,” PropTech is reshaping property management and the tenant experience. On the other end, tech seeks to “disrupt” real estate transactions, making […]

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LA Times: relief for renters should be a top priority

LA Times Column: Landlords need to stop whining about the unfairness of California’s eviction ban By ERIKA D. SMITH, COLUMNIST AUG. 24, 20205 AM Gov. Gavin Newsom likes to talk about California “meeting the moment.” Well, for millions of renters, there’s perhaps no moment more worth meeting than Sept. 1. That’s the day — a mere eight days […]

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May Day Motor March

May Day Motor March! Tenants and Workers still in the streets, International Worker Day 2020 was unlike any we have seen!  Photo Credit: Brooke Anderson The Housing Rights Committee of San Francisco (HRCSF), Causa Justa/Just Cause, and the Coalition on Homelessness lead a car caravan on May 1st to celebrate May Day, bridging the struggles between tenants, workers, […]

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New polling shows broad support for rent and mortgage cancellation

A new report authored by District 9 Supervisor Hilary Ronen and NJ law professor Rachel Godsil shows new polling data revealing that a broad majority of California voters from both parties would support measures to cancel rent and mortgage payments throughout the extent of the crisis. Specifically: 74% percent of likely California voters, including 65 percent […]