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SRO Leader Kristy speaks with a resident in SoMa
SRO buildings are being targeted for conversion from low-income housing to luxury dorms. SRO Resident Leaders and Senior & Disability Action are organizing residents to identify when these illegal conversions are happening in their buildings.
Tenant Cindy Salazar speaks at Press Conference on Costa-Hawkins Report
Tenant advocates publish report on impacts of state law limiting rent control throughout California
Filipino Grandmothers (Lolas) are facing eviction
Four Filipino-American families, including a 4-year-old girl and a 92-year-old grandmother, are being evicted from their homes in the South of Market neighborhood in San Francisco.
CoFounder of People Power Media on SB 827
There’s a new bill in California ready to set off the biggest gentrification bomb the state has ever seen-- Senate Bill SB 827. It will cause displacement in already vulnerable communities-- working class neighborhoods and communities of color.
In-depth reporting on sky-rocketing housing costs in the San Francisco Bay Ar

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Supporters of bill to repeal Costa Hawkins take over hearing room
California Assemblymembers consider reversing a major barrier to expanding rent control in cities, such as San Francisco, where rents are rising much faster than most people can pay.
Anti-eviction Rally Held in Landlord’s Office, Draws Police Intervention
A San Francisco woman who is facing eviction from her landlord, together with her supporters and housing rights activists entered her landlord’s business office in San Mateo for a rally, negotiating for her continuation of tenancy.
Protesters holding Homes for People Not for Profit sign
Tenants and tenants rights organizations rallied in San Francisco as part of a Statewide day of protests against corporate landlords. With the backdrop of Financial District highrises, the protesters attempted to reach the executive offices of Starwood Waypoint, landlord to tens of thousands of residents across the United States.