What's at Stake
Our current housing system is resulting in increasing racial and economic inequities in the Bay Area. Through the process of gentrification, displacement, and resegregation, housing policies and reliance on private market solutions have created racially-concentrated areas of white wealth and power while fostering chronic housing insecurity in low-income and working-class communities of color. Today, a toxic combination of rising rents, stagnant wages, and lack of protections have made tenants vulnerable to eviction, displacement, and unsafe and unhealthy conditions.
In response, a growing tenant organizing movement is building power to advance tenant protections around the region. Tenant protections, such as rent stabilization, just cause for eviction, and tenant anti-harassment, are critical for keeping families in affordable homes by providing renters with predictability, stability, and protections from harassment or intimidation