SF Holds Saturday Tenants Rights Fair

by Gen Fujioka on April 24, 2015

2014 Tenants Convention

On Saturday, April 25, the San Francisco Anti Displacement Coalition will hold a free citywide Tenants’ Rights Fair to help tenants address the growing threat of evictions in the city.   According to a “SF Eviction Crisis 2015” published by the coalition, eviction notices filed with the rent board last year reached the highest level in more than a decade.   The report notes that the recent surge in Ellis evictions will push eviction attempts to even higher levels this year.

Responding to the crisis, the fair will provide tenants with information about their rights to protect them against evictions. The fair will include workshops for tenants and tenant advocates and individual counseling.   The lead speakers, including Mike Casey from Local 2, will kick off the event at 11AM.

The fair will be held at the Tenderloin Community School located at 627 Turk near Van Ness. It begins at 10AM and the last series of workshops begin at 3PM, with a special program at 11AM. Workshops and counseling will be available in English, Spanish, and Chinese and school is handicapped accessible. Sponsoring organizations including the SF Tenants Union, Causa Justa:: Just Cause, Unite HERE Local 2, Tenants Together, Chinatown Community Development Center, and many others.

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