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
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
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
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.
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
“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
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
This article is written anonymously because the author fears reprisal from the courts. Someone, Help Us It isn’t just landlords raising rent that kills tenants. It’s the court. In the last two weeks, I have seen more horrific, gut wrenching things in a courtroom in the Bay Area than I