Adam Maloon

  • Hosted by Bay Area Legal Aid
  • Sponsored by AmeriCorps VISTA, Bay Area Legal Aid
  • Service location San Francisco, California
  • Issue area Housing - Affordable Housing/Microfinance
  • Fellowship class year 2015
  • Program AmeriCorps VISTA

The Project

Adam helped San Francisco residents preserve their affordable Section 8 housing that is at risk of converting to market rate through community outreach and education, and by providing technical assistance to tenants and tenant associations.

Lower income individuals and families are at risk of losing their homes and being forced out of San Francisco as affordability restrictions on many Project-Based Section 8 housing developments throughout the Bay Area begin to expire. This public investment in low-income housing is threatened by conversion to market rate units by real estate speculators and for-profit developers. Strong and active tenants and tenants associations with access to technical support can exercise their legal rights, preserve their homes, and strengthen their communities.

Fellowship Highlights

During Adam’s Fellowship, Adam:

  • Assisted tenants in holding tenant association elections and in creating or updating the association’s foundational documents
  • Developed informational material on HUD programs, tenants’ rights, and organizational best practices
  • Continued to provide tenants’ rights trainings on topics including preservation, habitability, and governance

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