Evictions

A sign advertising an apartment for rent hangs from a fire escape in front of an apartment building July 8, 2009 in San Francisco, California. As the economy continues to falter, vacancy rates for U.S. apartments have spiked to a twenty two year high of 7.5 percent, just short of the record high of 7.8 percent set in 1986. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

San Francisco Law Forcing Higher Relocation Payments For Evicted Tenants Struck Down

San Francisco property owners have scored a legal victory over the city involving payments to relocate evicted tenants.

10/21/2014

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More SF Landlords Evicting Tenants Without Any Evidence, According To New Housing Report

A 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.

09/05/2014

A sign advertising an apartment for rent in San Francisco, California. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Judge Refuses To Block SF Law Increasing Relocation Payments To Evicted Tenants; Trial Put On Fast Track

A 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.

08/22/2014

Residents of this apartment building near 26th Street and Treat Avenue in San Francisco are facing evictions. (CBS)

San Francisco Renters Say They Are Being Evicted Over Missing Rent Checks

Residents of a San Francisco apartment building said they are being forced out, after a small fortune in rent checks goes missing.

08/21/2014

Tenants at a Victorian at 2976 23rd Street in the Mission District in San Francisco, California on June 12, 2014. (Doug Sovern/CBS)

San Francisco Mission District Tenants Turning Victorian Home Into Co-Op To Avoid Ellis Act Eviction

The 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.

06/12/2014

A sign at an Ellis Act eviction protest in San Francisco, California. (CBS)

Ellis Act Legislation By State Senator Mark Leno Of San Francisco Passes Senate

The measure passed after a few tweaks by state Senator Mark Leno of San Francisco. It heads to the Assembly this summer.

05/29/2014

A sign advertising an apartment for rent is displayed in a window in San Francisco. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

San Francisco Rent Board Swamped As Rents, Evictions Rise

Amid 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.

05/27/2014

Elba Borgen. (CBS)

San Francisco Real Estate Investor Tops ‘Dirty Thirty’ List Over Ellis Act Evictions

Elba 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.

04/24/2014

SF Supes Approve Big Hike In Ellis Act Payouts

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

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 says that they are contemplating a lawsuit over the relocation fees proposed by Supervisor David Campos and passed by the Board of Supervisors.

04/14/2014

(l-r) Supervisors Mark Farrell from District 2, Scott Wiener from District 8 and Jane Kim from District 6 are sworn in at a San Francisco City Hall, January 8, 2011.

Bill Would Force SF New Property Owners To Hold Buildings For 5 Years Before Evictions

A San Francisco state senator is introducing a bill on Monday where new property buyers in the city would be forced to own their buildings for five years before they could evict renters.

02/24/2014

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