Rent Control

10 Jun 2019

Celebrating 40 Years of Rent Control in San Francisco!

From our friends at the San Francisco Tenant’s Union: Most broke-ass San Franciscans know that the San Francisco Tenants Union helps thousands of folks every year with volunteers counseling tenants six days a week. What you might not know is that the Tenants Union also fights for stronger protections at

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05 Feb 2019

Ask a Tenant Attorney: How to Protect Yourselves from Rent Increases

Ask a Tenant Attorney is your chance to learn how to survive as a tenant in San Francisco. In each edition Tenant’s Rights Attorney Daniel Wayne addresses a different issue for residential tenants. In this edition we discuss two laws tenants NEED to know in order to avoid losing their rent control. For

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23 Oct 2018

SF Couple Keep Rent Controlled Apt. by Doing ‘Weekend at Bernies’ with Dead Roommate

San Francisco residents Rachel Smith and Shawna White were struck by tragedy this September when their roommate Ramon suddenly died from a heart attack. Rachel, a subtenant, expressed remorse while recounting the event, “Ramon was a decent man and roommate, he died too young…Shawna and I were very alarmed and

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23 Oct 2018

SF Couple Keep Rent Control by Doing ‘Weekend at Bernies’ with Dead Roommate

San Francisco residents Rachel Smith and Shawna White were struck by tragedy this September when their roommate Ramon suddenly died from a heart attack. Rachel, a subtenant, expressed remorse while recounting the event, “Ramon was a decent man and roommate, he died too young…Shawna and I were very alarmed and

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05 Sep 2018

How You Can Make a Difference in San Francisco

This comes from our friends at the San Francisco Democratic Socialists of America. Ready to take down homelessness in SF? Ready to make sure all these new condos that are being built have rent control? (They don’t right now!) Ready for a progressive, equitable, diverse SF? Then come out for sunny

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29 Aug 2018

How to Get Rent Control for Everyone

This information comes from the San Francisco Democratic Socialists of America  and the day of action that is happening all over California today. There’s an important measure on the ballot this November that, if passed, will lead to far more rent control in San Francisco and the rest of California.

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30 Jul 2018

What Would Life Be Like Without Roommates?

This originally appeared in my Broke-Ass City column in the San Francisco Examiner. I first moved to San Francisco when I was 21 for an internship in the booking department at Bill Graham Presents. It was the summer of 2002, a simply magical time in my life, and the genesis

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