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Eviction Defense Collaborative

San Francisco, CA | https://www.evictiondefense.org
Joined in August 2004

About Us

When a tenant is drawn into the legal system by their landlord, the law is supposed to protect them against wrongful evictions. However, because no public defenders exist in civil courts, tenants who cannot afford an attorney struggle to defend their rights in a system that advantages those who can pay for legal council.

The Eviction Defense Collaborative strives to prevent homelessness, preserve affordable housing, and protect the diversity of San Francisco. We work toward these goals by providing emergency rental assistance and by helping low-income tenants gain equal access to the law in order to assert their rights at court.

When a tenant is drawn into the legal system by their landlord, the law is supposed to protect them against wrongful evictions. However, because no public defenders exist in civil courts, tenants who cannot afford an attorney struggle to…

Issue Areas Include

  • Civic Engagement
  • Conflict Resolution
  • Housing & Homelessness
  • Human Rights & Civil Liberties
  • Legal Assistance

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