Rent Control

03 Jul 2019

Concord Residents Are Being Choked to Death

Oh, Concord. It feels like decades have passed since Conde Naste named the “big little city” one of the 10 best places in the world to retire. But it wasn’t decades ago – it’s been just over three years since that grandiose claim was made. There was a time when

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10 Jun 2019

Celebrate 40 Years of Rent Control in San Francisco!

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 City Hall, and at the ballot box.

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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. “When we realized he was the only name on our lease and that we were going to lose our rent control, that was when the real tears started.”

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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

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. It’s called Prop. 10.

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30 Jul 2018

What Would Life Be Like Without Roommates?

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 of the over 15-year love affair I’ve had with The City.

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09 May 2017

The New Rent Control Laws Across The Bay Area : Ask a Tenant Attorney

There are new rent control ordinances in several cities across the bay area. From Richmond to Mountain view, be aware of your rights as a tenant.

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