evictions

04 Nov 2019

How Each D.A. Candidate Answered Questions About Evicting Elderly Tenants

Guest article by David Bogachik from the Dialogue for Life Project San Francisco has recently gained notoriety for evicting her most vulnerable citizens. Iris Canada’s story got worldwide press coverage. I wrote about other seniors who didn’t survive evictions. Almost every case involved illegal actions against seniors. Still, even when tenants had won

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05 Sep 2018

What it’s Like Being a Black Gentrifier

Guest post by LeRon L. Barton The story of San Francisco today can be summed up in three words: Housing, Displacement, and Gentrification. The removal of people from their homes, the loss of local business, the reimaging of neighborhoods, and the destruction of community is the number one issue with

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22 Jun 2018

Commercial Landlords are Stealing San Francisco’s Soul

In the past seven years, San Francisco has been staggering under the weight of an ugly and brutal struggle: whether to run from its past or hide from its future. You know this. We’ve all had too many friends forced to move, seen too many neighbors evicted and watched helplessly as rents reach “Ground Control to Major Tom” heights

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07 May 2018

Landlord Shot, Daughter Killed by Tenant Facing Eviction

Landlord Leonard Lew, 84, and his daughter, Sabrina Elizabeth Lew, 30, went to their Mill Valley rental complex to talk with 71-year old Victor Aurelino Lugo about his pending eviction. At around 3:44 p.m., dispatchers received a 9-1-1 call from a resident at 939 E. Blithedale reporting that two people

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25 Apr 2018

The Easiest Way You Can Fight Unfair Evictions

This Saturday at 11am is a mobilization for Yes on F, the proposition that will give every San Franciscan facing eviction access to an attorney. It’s a pretty groundbreaking measure and could keep tens of thousands of folks in their homes. You can learn more about Prop F right here.

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14 Dec 2017

You Can Help Stop Unfair Evictions

Come help stop unfair evictions in SF! Join us on Saturday at 11AM at 350 Alabama at 16th for a signature-gathering mobilization for No Eviction without Representation! Folks have been showing up in droves, but we need YOU if we’re going to get all 17K signatures we need to make

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02 Nov 2017

New Measure Will Give Lawyers to Tenants Facing Eviction in San Francisco

“No Eviction Without Representation!” Advocates for tenants rights should rejoice, this new ballot measure for June 2018 would give all San Franciscans the right to legal representation when their landlord attempts to evict them.  Which means if you cannot afford an attorney to challenge the eviction, the city will provide

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26 Oct 2016

Evicted Area Musicians Make Home in Giant Guitar Installation

Guest Post by Sara Aboulafia Popular local folk-pop duo He and Her have devised a characteristically creative solution to their recent eviction woes. Juan Velasquez and Kerri Johannsen had been living for three years in a rent-controlled Mission one-bedroom apartment when their landlord, Vaughan R. Lee, forced them out to move

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