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tenants rights organizations in San Francisco:

San Francisco Tenants Union

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. The TU offers

membership based org. that offers counseling to members

and non-members.

Housing Rights Committee of San Francisco

is a tenants rights organization that offers free counseling

for San Francisco tenants in all types ofhousing,

including rent-control, SROs, public housing and Section 8.

Eviction Defense Collaborative 

The Eviction Defense Collaborative is the principal

organization in San Francisco helping low-income tenants

respond to eviction lawsuits. Each year they provide

emergency legal services and rental assistance to over

5,000 tenants in San Francisco. If you have received 

unlawful detainer paperwork. Go to EDC immediately.

Chinatown Community Development Center

The Mission of the Chinatown Community Development Center

is to build community and enhance the quality of life for

San Francisco residents. They are a place-based community

development organization serving primarily the Chinatown

neighborhood, and also serve other areas including North Beach

and the Tenderloin. The organization has many roles -

as neighborhood advocates, organizers and planners,

and as developers and managers of affordable housing.

Causa Justa:: Just Cause

Causa Justa :: Just Cause has a multi-faceted approach

to fighting for social justice. They provide tenant rights advocacy

and information to tenants through a Housing Committee/

Tenants’ Rights Clinic. Building membership through recruitment

in the tenants' rights clinics and through neighborhood

door knocking and outreach.

Eviction Free San Francisco

EFSF is a direct action group whose mission is to help stop the wave

of evictions in San Francisco using different kinds of creative action

to hold accountable and to confront real estate speculators

and landlords that are displacing our communities for profit.

Meetings are organized on a mutual aid model and always with the

tenants of the buildings being threatened with eviction.

Eviction Free San Francisco regular meetings are on the 1st and 3rd

Wednesdays of each month at 6 PM

Redstone Building 2940 16th St (at Capp St) 3rd floor.

Anti-Eviction Mapping Project

The Anti-Eviction Mapping Project is a data-visualization,

data analysis, and storytelling collective documenting

the dispossession of San Francisco Bay Area residents

in the wake of the Tech Boom 2.0. Through digital maps,

oral history work, film, murals, and community events,

the project renders connections between the nodes and

effects of new entanglements of global capital, real estate,

high tech, and political economy.

Alliance of Californians for Community Empowerment (ACCE)

The Alliance of Californians for Community Empowerment (ACCE) Action

is a grassroots, member-led, statewide community organization working

with more than 10,000 members across California. ACCE is dedicated

to raising the voices of everyday Californians, neighborhood by

neighborhood, to fight for the policies and programs we need

to improve our communities and create a brighter future.

tenants rights organizations in Santa Cruz County:

Santa Cruz Tenants Association

Free Tenant Hotline
Línea  Directa para Inquilinos
(831)  222-0359

Santa Cruz Tenant Organizing Committee

SCTOC organizes direct actions and

educational events to help Santa Cruz renters

defend their rights to livable, affordable housing.

No Place Like Home

No Place Like Home is a community-initiated,

student-engaged research project on the

affordable housing crisis in Santa Cruz County,

based at UC Santa Cruz.

statewide tenant rights organizations:

Tenants Together

As California’s only statewide renters' rights organization,

Tenants Together works to improve the lives of California’s

tenants through education, organizing and advocacy.

Tenants Together seeks to galvanize a statewide movement

for renters’ rights.

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