Thousands of tenants are evicted each year in San Francisco and many face the eviction and the possibility of homelessness, without a lawyer. Nationally, 90% of landlords go into an eviction proceeding with an attorney, while only 10% of tenants do. Faced with these odds, many tenants, even those with strong potential defenses, will lose.
On the June 5 ballot, San Francisco will vote on Proposition F which will provide a right to counsel in eviction proceedings and offer a more level playing field for thousands of tenants facing eviction and potential homelessness. Please join the Justice and Diversity Center by voting yes on Proposition F on June 5.
Watch the video:
Listen to the May 24 California Report on KQED, featuring JDC’s Director and Managing Attorney Gloria Chun:
Could Free Eviction Attorneys Help Stem San Francisco’s Housing Crisis?, May 24 on KQED
Listen to Cary Gold, JDC’s Landlord-Tenant Supervising Attorney, talk about the difference an attorney can make in eviction proceedings:
S.F. tenants facing eviction could soon have the right to a free attorney, May 23 on KALW