San Francisco Tenants Union

  • Address: 
    558 Capp Street, San Francisco California 94110
  • Phone: 
    +1 (415) 282-6622
  • Hours of Operation: 
    Varies

San Francisco has long held the reputation of being a difficult city in which to secure safe and affordable housing. Nationally, the astronomical costs of rent rival those only of Manhattan; the numbers of homeless on our streets climb steadily; higher-income newcomers have displaced untold numbers of low income and minority residents, precipitating the erosion of communities that have existed for generations. For more than 40 years, the city’s renters have turned to the San Francisco Tenants Union, a mostly volunteer-run organization, for advice on how to secure and maintain habitable and affordable housing. Through drop-in counseling services and the distribution of the Tenants Rights Handbook, the SFTU has educated thousands of San Francisco renters on their rights under local, state and federal law, and empowered residents to assert those rights in an informed and dignified manner.