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.
Residents 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 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.
The measure passed after a few tweaks by state Senator Mark Leno of San Francisco. It heads to the Assembly this summer.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Tommi Avicolli Mecca from San Francisco’s Housing Rights Committee addresses what she calls a housing emergency in the City, which includes; an “epidemic of evictions, scarce affordable housing, and the highest rents” in the country.
Tenants advocates in San Francisco want the Board of Supervisors to do more about the number of evictions in the city.