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KCBS In Depth: San Francisco’s Housing Crisis From The Landlord’s Perspective

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SF Supes Approve Big Hike In Ellis Act Payouts

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SAN FRANCISCO (KCBS) — One of the most crucial and divisive issues in San Francisco is affordable housing. Last Tuesday, the San Francisco Board Of Supervisors voted pass legislation that would require property owners to pay tenants larger relocation fees for Ellis Act evictions.

Meanwhile in Sacramento, a bill proposed by state Sen. Mark Leno is the works to amend the Ellis Act that would curtail the number of those evictions in San Francisco.

This week, KCBS’ Jane McMillan and Ed Cavagnaro speak with Janan New, executive director of the San Francisco Apartment Association—a nonprofit and advocacy group for owners of rental property in the city. She said that they are contemplating a lawsuit over the relocation fees proposed by Supervisor David Campos and passed by the Board of Supervisors.

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