Why is this needed? Avoidable evictions destabilize families, harm children, perpetuate systemic inequality and increase health risks, especially during the COVID pandemic. Eviction is costly and difficult for both tenants and landlords, and a very inefficient way to collect tenant debt. Other large urban areas have established community and government interventions that reduce avoidable evictions. The Eviction Prevention Collaborative is working to implement these proven strategies in San Diego.
One of the San Diego Eviction Prevention Collaborative’s key resources is HousingHelpSD.org, a tenant assistance website launched in April 2021. HousingHelpSD.org brings together in one site (English/Spanish) up-to-date, vetted tenant information, registration for on-line Know Your Rights workshops, and contact information for all the major organizations providing tenant support and rental assistance funds.
In the News
The San Diego County Board of Supervisors passed an eviction ban on May 4th, to strengthen the state’s eviction moratorium by a vote of 3-2.