SAN FRANCISCO (KCBS)— San Francisco Board of Supervisor’s President David Chiu won committee approval Monday of his proposal to give long-term tenants evicted under the Ellis Act preference on the city’s affordable housing wait list.

“It’s important to do all that we can to make sure that everyone who wants to live here and has had a stake in our city for decades gets to continue to live in San Francisco,” Chiu said.

Chiu will introduce a piece of legislation at Tuesday’s Board of Supervisors meeting focused on creating a pathway to legalizing many of the city’s estimated 30,000 in-law apartments.

Tenants worried about their future expressed their relief over the proposal during the public comment period.

While Chiu’s proposal does not create new affordable housing, it opens up what already exists and creates an affordable option for some.

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