San Francisco Voters Guarantee Right to Counsel for All Tenants Facing Eviction

During the California state primary election on June 5, San Francisco residents voted to approve a ballot initiative for the city to guarantee legal representation to all tenants facing eviction. The measure, Proposition F, requires the city to establish, fund, and run a program to provide legal representation for all residential tenants in San Francisco, regardless of income. San Francisco joins New York City as the only two cities to pass right-to-counsel legislation.

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