San Francisco

Ted

My landlord continues to use the bottom floor of our apartment, illegally converted into a separate unit, as a party space. They are drunk and loud and have ruined our garden in the back yard. They forget to pay the electricity on a regular basis. We have already had our power shut off once because of this, and on several times only avoided a shut off because one of us happened to be home. Whenever we call them on their unprofessional and lax behavior, they become vicious and threatening.

Housing Rights Committee of San Francisco

Housing Rights Committee has fought for tenant rights since 1979.
 
  • Free counseling* for San Francisco tenants in all types of housing: rent-controlled units, SROs, public housing and Section 8, serving over 5,000 tenants a year.
  • Organize entire buildings to fight against displacement and evictions
  • Successfully change and support housing-related laws for a more fair San Francisco
  • Help create building and community-wide tenants groups

San Francisco Housing Authority (SFHA)

A primary goal of the San Francisco Housing Authority is to provide housing for low-income households, while integrating housing and economic opportunities for residents and maintaining high standards of property management, fiscal management and service delivery. The mission of the Authority is achieved through collaboration with residents and the greater community emphasizing teamwork, mutual respect, integrity and accountability.

 

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POWER (People Organized to Win Employment Rights)

POWER is an organization that unites working class families, youth, and tenants to achieve economic, racial, and gender justice through organization and empowerment. POWER’s work changes the conditions and policies that exploit and displace our families and communities, by influencing policy to win immigrant justice and responsible development that secures living wage employment, job security, affordable housing, and community services.

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Eviction Defense Collaborative

The EDC provides legal assistance to people who are in legal proceedings for eviction in San Francisco. EDC connects tenants directly with the attorney that will represent them for free through trial.

EDC also runs the Rental Assistance Disbursement Component (RADCo) program, which provides interest-free loans and grants to tenants residing inSan Francisco who have fallen behind in their rent due to a temporary financial setback.

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San Francisco Tenants Union (SFTU)

The purpose of the San Francisco Tenants Union is to promote the preservation and expansion of the rights of tenants and the supply of affordable housing. Through drop-in counseling services and the distribution of the Tenants Rights Handbook, the SFTU has educated thousands of San Francisco renters on their rights under local, state and federal law, and empowered residents to assert those rights in an informed and dignified manner.

Tenants Together

Tenants Together is a statewide coalition of local tenant organizations dedicated to defending and advancing the rights of California tenants to safe, decent, and affordable housing. As California’s only statewide renters’ rights organization, Tenants Together works to improve the lives of California’s tenants through capacity-building, movement-building, and statewide advocacy. Tenants Together seeks to support and strengthen the statewide movement for renters’ rights. 

Tenants Together operates a call-back tenant rights hotline: (888) 495-8020

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