Stories about Tenants

What we saw at Sundance, Part 2: A side-trip to Slamdance

Culling through the forty features viewed at both the Sundance and Slamdance Film Festivals last week has been as much fun as watching them in the first place. Here...

Chinatown building becomes battleground for community’s future

A real-estate investor with a history of attempting to evict vulnerable low-income seniors in Chinatown is now in the middle of a controversy over the future of a historic...

Moms 4 Housing bill expanded

Oakland Councilmember Nikki Fortunato Bas announced yesterday that the Moms 4 Housing bill, which would give tenants the first right of purchase on buildings they reside in once they...

Doesn’t anyone have any questions for the mayor?

Rev. Norman Fong is stepping down as the head of Chinatown Community Development Center after 30 years of organizing leadership. He was, and is, one of the most popular...

Moms 4 Housing spurs right-to-purchase law in Oakland

Homeless moms who garnered national support after taking over a home in West Oakland have spurred legislation to protect Oakland tenants through a first right of purchase for rental...

Could SF take over thousands of rent-controlled apartments?

Supervisor Dean Preston is demanding that one of San Francisco’s biggest landlords, Veritas Investments, halt the sale of 76 buildings in the hope that the city can develop plans...

Oakland moms make national statement with housing victory

In a huge victory that may change the way Oakland (and other cities) looks at vacant housing, homeless mothers who took over an empty property in Oakland announced on...

How corporate rentals are taking away rent-controlled housing

During the Planning Commission’s hearing last Thursday on corporate rentals, Peter Cohen, co-director of the Council of Community Housing Organizations, made a critical point. “We have a red-hot real-estate market,”...

Teacher’s Union endorses Wiener opponent for state Senate

The March State Senate primary in San Francisco is heating up. Jackie Fielder, the Indigenous-Mexicana queer activist who has been involved in the campaign for a public bank in San...

Moms4Housing stand up to eviction

UPDATE: The Sheriff's Office forcibly evicted the Moms this morning. https://twitter.com/LeftSentThis/status/1217138736560930817 Dominique Walker issued the following statement: “We’ve heard from people all over the world who are inspired by our nonviolent civil...