Adam Maloon

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

The Project

Build the capacity of tenant associations in project based section 8 HUD assisted properties in the Bay Area by increasing tenants’ knowledge of their rights, responsibilities, and options for preserving their housing and improving their communities.

Lower income individuals and families are at risk of losing their homes as affordability restrictions on many Project-Based Section 8 housing developments throughout the Bay Area begin to expire. Strong and active tenants and tenants associations with access to organizing and legal support can help tenants to exercise their rights, preserve their homes, and strengthen their communities.