Rent Regulation Rights – SF Edition

Single Room Occupancy (SRO) hotels provide low-income San Franciscans affordable housing options in neighborhoods where rents are skyrocketing. But SRO tenants don’t always know their rights and are sometimes afraid to demand them. In neighborhoods like the Mission, landlords eager to cash in on increasing property values often pressure SRO tenants to move out and harass them to make it difficult for them to stay.

Based on CUP’s award-winning Rent Regulation Rights poster, Rent Regulation Rights – San Francisco Edition is a collaboration of CUP, San Francisco-based Mission SRO Collaborative (a coalition of five local organizations working on housing issues), and designers IntraCollaborative. The team produced this Spanish and English version of the poster to help SRO tenants in San Francisco understand their rights and the laws that protect them. The poster provides information on how to challenge harassment and other illegal practices and how SRO tenants can organize collectively to be able to stay in their homes affordably.

Mission SRO Collaborative launched the publication in February 2015. This is CUP’s first project in San Francisco!

Get your own copy here!

Resources & Links

Mission SRO Collective is a partnership with the organizations: Dolores Street Community Services, Causa Justa::Just Cause, Mission Neighborhood Resource Center, Women’s Community Clinic, and Eviction Defense Collaborative. The purpose of the program is to protect SRO housing stock, improve living conditions, and fight for housing justice. 

IntraCollaborative extends principles of the academic setting into real communities, working jointly to unravel complex issues, and develop communication tools aimed at social reform.

Making Policy Public is a program of the Center for Urban Pedagogy (CUP). CUP partners with policy advocates and graphic designers to produce foldout posters that explain complicated policy issues, like this one.

Funding Support

Support for this project was provided by the San Francisco Department of Building Inspections, the Nathan Cummings Foundation, the National Endowment for the Arts, the Surdna Foundation, and A Blade of Grass.

Special Thanks

CAAAV Organizing Asian Communities, Wendy Phillips, Josh Vining, Kendra Froshman, Silah Medellin, Margarita Nuñez, Valeria Mogilevich, Oscar Nuñez, Mark Torrey


  • CUP
  • Christine Gaspar
  • Sam Holleran
  • Sarah Lidgus
    • Mission SRO Collaborative
    • Advocacy Partner
    • Charlie Fredrick
    • Intracollaborative
    • Designers
    • Chantal Fischzang
      David Frisco
      Richard Hall
      Leigh Mignogna
      Natalie Sims