ALRP Saves 17-Year Tenancy for a Substitute Teacher
“Peter” was served with an eviction lawsuit after he was unable to pay his rent due to a job loss stemming from the COVID-19 pandemic. A former substitute teacher in San Francisco, Peter faced the loss of his 17-year tenancy after losing his job and having no income to pay for his rent.
When Peter sought assistance from ALRP, Director of Housing Litigation Jeff Dulgar immediately began advocating for Peter. Jeff helped Peter to apply for benefits and a housing subsidy that would allow him to afford his rent while he searched for new employment. Jeff also secured a settlement agreement that allowed Peter to stay in his home. With Jeff’s help, Peter was able to clear any outstanding balance with his landlord through rental assistance programs. Peter now feels confident returning to the job market with secure housing.
“As we continue to witness the fallout from the COVID-19 Pandemic, now more than ever, tenants living with HIV need our help to defend against unjust evictions and stay in their homes. I am so glad we were able to defend this long-term tenancy, and connect our client with the services he needs to stay housed.” –Jeff Dulgar, Director of Housing Litigation