Tenant Organizations

These organizations are mostly volunteer, operated by people committed to helping tenants with their on-going problems. You can join them and assist in their campaign, or start your own, and they will be glad to help you get started. Someone has to speak up and get things going. The landlords are very well organized and well-funded, but tenants have the numbers to show up at the polls to change the politicians in office and bring laws into effect. 

Scope Organization  Focus
Nationwide TenantNet National organization to advise tenants of their legal rights and news about tenant related events
Shelterforce National tenant organizing and news organization
Statewide Acorn Statewide Tenant organization, Just Cause Eviction, Rent Control
  Tenants Together  
Local Coalition for Economic Survival Tenant organizing assistance for buildings and larger
Santa Monicans for Renters Rights Deals with broad range tenant issues in Santa Monica
San Francisco Tenants' Union  
Deals with broad range tenant issues in San Francisco