No Pandemic Evictions

Christina Collins

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During a pandemic, if you are a renter and can’t pay your rent, you don’t go directly to eviction. But, the current tangle of federal, state and local eviction moratoriums does not give most poor and disabled people the sense of housing security we need.

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Christina Collins, a prominent eviction attorney, comes to KPFA to lay out the landscape these largely temporary measures.  She will detail the strengths and weaknesses of the moratoriums and tell us how to stay in our homes even if we’ve lost much of our income because of the stay-at-home lockdowns.

Today’s program gives its producers the opportunity to be part of the fall fundraising marathon on venerable KPFA-fm (94.1)

Eddie Ytuarte, Shelley Berman and Adrienne Lauby co-host.

Christina Collins, is an associate attorney at the law office of Tobener Ravenscrott which has offices in Oakland, San Francisco and San Jose.  She earned her juris doctor from Golden Gate University School of Law in 2005 and received her undergraduate degree in Criminal Justice from San Francisco State University in 2001.

Christina has counseled more than 1000 tenants on matters such as habitability, illegal rent increases, just-cause eviction protections, nuisance neighbors, and landlord harassment.  She enjoys helping tenants understand their rights and advising them on the best course of action to take to enforce those rights.  Christina has authored several landlord-tenant articles, including on the San Francisco Rent Ordinance, the Alameda Rent Ordinance, security deposits, right to repairs, landlord sexual harassment, mobile home tenancies, and breaking commercial and residential leases.

Original air date: 9-20-20

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