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Tenants Together

Review Eviction Protections for

Help tenants inform themselves about eviction protections in order to stay stably housed..

Posted March 26, 2021

Background & Context

At the beginning of COVID-19, Tenant Together volunteers worked quickly to identify the available eviction protections and created a resource list that was shared widely across California. Health Leads, another non-profit focused more on health, offered to partner with Tenants Together to expand this resource list by adding a summary of protections for every county in California so that all tenants can stay stably housed.

Immediate Problem

Volunteers have worked diligently to replace complex legal language with accessible language. Before, this information was not easily accessible to those most in need. In order to formally publish our eviction protection pages, we need legal support in doing a "final approval" of each page.

Work & Deliverables

Attorney volunteers will review eviction protections for counties and cities in California for accuracy. The eviction protection pages have already been drafted by tenants' rights volunteers and interns, but they require a final legal "sign-off" before being published. These eviction protection pages use accessible language so that tenants can inform themselves on their rights against evictions and stay stably housed.

Project Plan

Preparation Phase

  • Project Orientation & Training

Collaboration Phase

  • Review county/city eviction protections for accuracy and accessible language
  • Sign up for desired county/city eviction protections
  • Continue signing up for new counties and cities to review!

Wrap Up

  • Sign off on given county/city eviction protection page review by checking as done on Google Sheet

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Additional Information

  • Time Commitment: 6-10 hours
  • Training Provided: Yes
  • Additional Training Details: Orientation to the project with Tenant Together's Know Your Rights Coordinator, Volunteer Google Folder with how-to guides, routine email or Zoom check-ins upon request.
  • Site-Preference: Remote
  • Open to Law Students: No
  • Bar License(s) required: Any Bar License
  • Required Languages: None
  • Required Legal Expertise: Other
  • Mentoring Provided: No
  • Supervision Provided: Yes
Tenants Together

Tenants Together is a statewide coalition of local tenant organizations dedicated to defending and advancing the rights of California tenants to safe, decent, and affordable housing. As California’s only statewide renters’ rights organization, Tenants Together works to improve the lives of California’s tenants through capacity-building, movement-building, and statewide advocacy. Tenants Together seeks to support and strengthen the statewide movement for renters’ rights. We believe that housing is a human right, not a commodity. We advance policy that is driven from tenant experience. To resist displacement we must organize renters and other allied groups to make strong and bold demands of those in power. Organizing for tenants’ rights to us means organizing tenant unions and building associations, building tenant power for the long-term. If we are to win the most transformative policy, we must center our movements around the leadership of those most affected: low-income communities and communities of color. We seek alignment with other movements fighting against structural oppression because tenants do not live single-issue lives, and the right to housing will only be won by building power with other movements. This includes, but is not limited to, movements that build collective power and are rooted in racial, gender, economic, environmental, and disability justice; trans and queer liberation, and indigenous sovereignty.

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