SF Renter Says Landlord Is Raising Her Rent 400 Percent With $12,500 Security DepositA San Francisco renter posted online a letter she received from her landlord which raises her rent by 400 percent, and adds a 12,500 damages deposit to her lease in an effort to force her to leave.
San Francisco Landlords Sue City Over Increased Ellis Act Relocation FeesSeveral property owners and two landlord associations sued the city of San Francisco in federal court Thursday to challenge a new city law that sharply increases relocation assistance payments required for tenants evicted under the state's Ellis Act.
San Francisco City Officials Put Pinterest HQ Plan At Design Center On HoldA plan by the tech firm Pinterest to move its headquarters into the Design Center in San Francisco's Showplace Square was put on indefinite hold by a Board of Supervisors Committee on Monday.
Bill To Halt Mass Ellis Act Evictions In San Francisco RevivedA bill that would allow the city of San Francisco to limit the mass eviction of tenants in rent-controlled properties has squeaked through the state Senate after the author agreed to make changes.
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.
Time-Lapse Map Illustrates Explosion Of Evictions In San FranciscoA group of anti-eviction activists who say gentrification is dramatically changing San Francisco have mapped evictions in the city over nearly two decades to “de-isolate” the eviction phenomenon and raise awareness about what neighborhoods are turning over.
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.
Landlords Sued For Evicting Tenants And Re-Renting San Francisco Properties To Tourists San Francisco's City Attorney Dennis Herrera has filed two lawsuits against landlords he believes illegally rented properties to tourists after evicting long-time tenants, two of which are disabled.
San Francisco Landlords Threaten To Sue City Over Increased Ellis Act FeesA group of San Francisco landlords said they are preparing to file a lawsuit against the city after the Board of Supervisors voted on Tuesday to increase the amount of tenant relocation fees for Ellis Act evictions.
Protesters Take To San Francisco's Mission District, Demonstrate Against Ellis Act EvictionsProtesters at 24th and Mission streets in San Francisco loudly demonstrated the latest round of what they call unfair Ellis Act evictions.
Bill Would Force SF New Property Owners To Hold Buildings For 5 Years Before EvictionsA 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.
Evicted San Francisco Seniors File Criminal Complaints Against LandlordsEvicted tenants and their advocates gathered in front of San Francisco’s Hall of Justice Wednesday to protest the Ellis Act and to file criminal complaints against landlords.
San Francisco Proposes Rules For Tech Company ShuttlesMayor Ed Lee announced an 18-month pilot program Monday that would allow commuter shuttles commonly known as “Google buses” to use 200 Muni bus stops throughout San Francisco to load and unload commuters, for a price.
SF Mayor Addresses Lack Of Affordable Housing With Construction PushResponding to a lack of affordable housing in San Francisco, Mayor Ed Lee announced an executive order putting construction of new units on the fast track. The move comes amid protests over an increasing number of evictions under the state’s Ellis Act.