The Eviction Defense Collaborative is the principal organization in San
Francisco helping low-income tenants respond to eviction lawsuits.
Each year we provide emergency legal services and rental assistance to
over 5,000 tenants in San Francisco through our drop-in clinic on Market
Legal volunteers interview and counsel tenants facing eviction and assist
legal staff with necessary paperwork and pleadings. Papers prepared by the
EDC include answers, fee waiver applications, demurrers, motions to quash,
motions to strike, and applications for stays of execution. Volunteers
also help prepare for and assist in court-mandated settlement
Rental assistance volunteers interview and counsel clients facing eviction
for nonpayment. Volunteers will screen clients to determine qualifications
for rental assistance and assist them through the application process.
Volunteers also work with clients one-on-one to help them manage their
finances by helping create budgets, negotiating with landlords, and
sending out checks/money orders to put off the back rent owed in order to
keep clients in their homes.
The information above can be found on the official website of Eviction Defense Collaborative. For more details about the organization and to find out how you can volunteer, please visit their website: http://www.evictiondefense.org