Come today (July 31st) to City Hall to support the Tenant’s Union, Causa Justa/Just Cause, and other tenant groups who are proposing the “HASSLE-FREE HOUSING” Ordinance to the SF Board of Supervisors. What: Housing groups to announce proposed ordinance change to strengthen protections for tenants facing harassment. Tenants who have been harassed by bank agents, [...]
The CitiSTOP coalition is a volunteer network of tenants, concerned citizens and advocacy organizations working together to defend tenants’ rights in Citi Apartments buildings. These groups currently include Pride at Work / HAVOQ, the San Francisco Tenants’ Union, St. Peters / Just Cause, the Housing Rights Committee, and Citi Apartments residents from neighborhoods across San Francisco.
The coalition first convened several years ago in response to numerous reports and legal complaints of tenants’ rights violations in buildings purchased by Citi Apartments and other aliases used by the Lembi family. Since then, we have collectively taken on the work of educating and organizing Citi Apartments tenants to protect our homes and right to live in San Francisco.
As a coalition, we believe that all San Franciscans should have access to quality, affordable housing. We condemn the corporate tactics of Citi Apartments, which include unlawful eviction, intimidation, bribery and failure to make necessary health and safety related repairs. We encourage you to join us in the fight to build grassroots power among the residents of this city, and to make Citi Apartments an accountable landlord.
If you need individual advice on how to address your problems as a tenant contact the tenants union at www.sftu.org
What is the Hassle Free Housing Ordinance? • This ordinance would create accessible self-help avenues for tenants who wish to claim damages based on a landlord, property management company, bank, or real estate agents who are utilizing illegal tactics, such as harassment to push them out of their units. • It would create an easy [...]
It seems most of those benches we loved have been taken away, but we noticed another bench on Mission recently. Yay!
Come out and support!!! National Labor Relations Board vs. Hotel Frank Remember Frank Lembi and the greedy Lembi Family? The ones that owned the now bankrupt CitiApartments and Skyline Realty? Well, they also owned a hotel… until recently. As the hotel was going into bankruptcy, the Lembis tried to squeeze everything they could out of [...]
Great San Francisco Bay Guardian article about the success of the CitiStop campaign. Features one of CitiStop’s key tenant leaders Darin Dawson! Pride at Work HAVOQ has played a key role keeping the CitiStop Campaign going by doing grass roots organizing and education with tenants on resisting eviction and illegal buyouts. Triumph of tenacity The [...]
The Truth about Buyouts CitiApartments seems unable to get a handle on its debt, and is facing round after round of foreclosures, losing dozens of properties at a time to the banks. Tenants who have fought back against eviction attempts, harassment, and insufficient maintenance have been key in showing Citi and other landlords that tenant [...]
Links to Other Tenant and Housing Resources Counseling Organizations: San Francisco Tenant’s Union 558 Capp Street, San Francisco call 415-282-6622 for the drop-in clinic schedule Housing Rights Committee 427 South Van Ness SF CA 94103 415-703-8634 email@example.com Comite de Vivienda (St Peter’s Housing Committee) 474 Valencia St Suite 156, San Francisco, CA 94103 415.487.9203 | [...]
認識_的權利 (Chinese) WARNING! CitiApartments and Skyline Tenants: 警告! CitiApartments 和Skyline的租客: Your landlord may try to scare you out of your home. _的房東也許設法嚇_搬遷 KNOW YOUR RIGHTS. 認識_的權利。 DO NOT talk to your landlord on the phone EVER. Request that all communication be in writing. Address concerns in writing (email is OK). Do not make any oral [...]
¡CUIDADO! Inquilinos de CitiApartments y Skyline:el dueño puede tratar de espantarlo de su hogar ¡Conozca sus derechos! ¿Que puede hacer usted? No deje que lo intimidan. CitiApartments/Skyline es conocido de enfocarse personas que son más vulnerables por su deshabilitad, edad, o estado migratorio, pero usted esta en mejor posición cuando usa sus derechos.NO de información [...]
Know Your Rights Your landlord, one of the biggest in the city, is buying up new buildings all over the city. They are notorious for driving out long-term tenants in order to raise rents. Their tactics include: harassing tenants, failing to do required repairs, fake eviction notices, illegal evictions, offering tenants small amounts of money [...]