THC is the City's Leading Defender Against Ellis Act Evictions

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The Tenderloin Housing Clinic law office represents low-income tenants, primarily seniors, the disabled, and minority and immigrant families, in San Francisco in all aspects of landlord-tenant and housing law, often as defendants in unlawful detainer actions and in affirmative lawsuits for wrongful eviction, and to address substandard housing conditions.

We are the leading defender against Ellis Act evictions in San Francisco and are co-sponsor of AB 854, which stops speculator evictions under the Ellis Act. THC's attorneys offer clients decades of experience, particularly representing long-term rent controlled tenants. Tenants seeking assistance should contact (415) 771-9850 for an intake phone interview to determine if a THC attorney is able to represent the tenant. While we are unable to represent every tenant seeking assistance, we may be able to provide limited free legal counseling.

Read more about our work here: THC Attorneys in the News.


General Information Regarding Evictions and COVID-19 Pandemic

For San Francisco tenants seeking general advice regarding evictions during the COVID-19 (Coronavirus) pandemic and San Francisco's Shelter-in-Place orders ("SPO"), please refer to the following document provided by the Tenderloin Housing Clinic Law Office:

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Please note: Given the COVID-19 pandemic and San Francisco's Shelter-in-Place orders ("SPO"), THC will not meet with tenants needing representation in a person-to person interaction. All intake and advice will be conducted by telephone until further notice. If you want to schedule a telephone consultation/intake, call 415-771-9850 ext. 9. If there is no answer, leave your name and telephone number and someone will call you back. Due to a reduction of persons staffing of the office during the SPO, we will not be conducting general tenant counseling. Please call any of the San Francisco tenant counselling organizations if you want general counselling. Two such counselling agencies are Housing Rights Committee of SF 415-703-8644/415-947-9085 and the San Francisco Tenants Union: (Open a new browser tab/window.)