Join SV@Home for a conversation about the rapidly evolving situation with evictions as the longstanding COVID renter protections end.
The massive economic and health impacts of the COVID 19 pandemic triggered a potential eviction crisis in Silicon Valley and across the country. In response, a variety of eviction moratoriums, tied to emergency rental assistance programs, were implemented to prevent mass displacement by addressing both the tenant and landlord sides of the crisis. How were those laws implemented? What outcomes did we see in the eviction court when protections were in place? As these protections are peeled back, what limits are exposed and how are the courts dealing with the eviction cases coming forward?
Learn about these issues and more at April’s HAC! We will cover eviction laws, the legal process of eviction and ideas on how they can improve, especially in light of recent changes.
Erin Neff is a staff attorney at the Law Foundation of Silicon Valley where they fight for housing rights through policy advocacy, affirmative litigation, and defending tenants in eviction cases. Their work includes partnering with other community organization to support tenant centered laws, such as the Community Opportunity to Purchase Act, as well as advocating against laws that criminalize homelessness and perpetuate discriminatory housing practices. Prior to joining the Law Foundation, Erin worked in rural parts of California, defending indigent families in eviction proceedings. Erin also spent several years in New York City, where she worked at the Legal Aid Society, defending families from eviction in Brooklyn.
Moderated by Emily Ann Ramos, SV@Home Preservation & Protection Associate
The HAC is a monthly, informal brownbag discussion convening Housers to engage on hot housing topics. Every month, we select a topic or current event, bring in an expert to give a brief presentation, and then open up the discussion to ask questions, float new ideas, and identify potential areas for shared action.
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