Don’t leave us out in the cold
by SF Usual Suspects
Feb 24, 2020

Proposition F, authored by Supervisor Dean Preston, guarantees full legal representation to every San Franciscan who is facing eviction. Passed in June 2018, the tenant right-to-counsel program is helping people stay in their homes, but they’re having trouble helping everyone who needs it. One third of houses from July to December last year received limited services because of the shortage of lawyers. With budget cuts in City Hall an increase in funds seems unlikely, which begs the question, will this be enough?