Oakland Approves 90-Day Moratorium On Rent Hikes, EvictionsHoping to stem the city’s housing crisis, the Oakland City Council approved a 90-day moratorium on evictions and rent hikes.
Alameda Landlord Uses Moratorium Loophole, Evicts Whole Apartment ComplexEarlier this month, Alameda approved a temporary stop to rent hikes and evictions. But three days after lawmakers passed the bill, a new landlord used a loophole to evict all 31 families in an apartment complex.
Anti-Eviction Protesters Take Over San Francisco City HallAnti-eviction protesters were holding a rally and sit-in at San Francisco City Hall Friday demanding to speak with Mayor Ed Lee about ending displacement in the Mission District, police and protesters said.
San Francisco Law Forcing Higher Relocation Payments For Evicted Tenants Struck DownSan Francisco property owners have scored a legal victory over the city involving payments to relocate evicted tenants.
More SF Landlords Evicting Tenants Without Any Evidence, According To New Housing ReportA new report shows a rising trend of San Francisco landlords evicting tenants for alleged nuisances that include cooking late at night and parking a car outside of the lines.
Judge Refuses To Block SF Law Increasing Relocation Payments To Evicted Tenants; Trial Put On Fast TrackA federal judge in San Francisco declined Friday to issue an immediate order blocking a new city law that sharply increases the relocation payments landlords must give tenants evicted under the state’s Ellis Act.
San Francisco Renters Say They Are Being Evicted Over Missing Rent ChecksResidents of a San Francisco apartment building said they are being forced out, after a small fortune in rent checks goes missing.
San Francisco Mission District Tenants Turning Victorian Home Into Co-Op To Avoid Ellis Act EvictionThe building has been sold to the San Francisco Community Land Trust, meaning the residents will run it as a co-op, with a 200 year commitment to keep it affordable housing.
Ellis Act Legislation By State Senator Mark Leno Of San Francisco Passes SenateThe measure passed after a few tweaks by state Senator Mark Leno of San Francisco. It heads to the Assembly this summer.
San Francisco Rent Board Swamped As Rents, Evictions RiseAmid sky-high rents and a flood of evictions, the San Francisco Rent Board is unable to keep up with the overwhelming number of housing complaints.
San Francisco Real Estate Investor Tops ‘Dirty Thirty’ List Over Ellis Act EvictionsElba Borgen is a woman whose name strikes fear in the heart of many San Francisco tenants. She tops the so-called “Dirty Thirty” list of real estate investors who have used the Ellis Act to evict long-time San Francisco tenants from their homes.
KCBS In Depth: San Francisco’s Housing Crisis From The Landlord's PerspectiveKCBS’ 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 says that they are contemplating a lawsuit over the relocation fees proposed by Supervisor David Campos and passed by the Board of Supervisors.