Sunday, May 16, 2021

Tag: Housing Rights Committee

Key rent control bill dies in Assembly committee

The effort to allow cities to impose effective rent controls failed in a state Assembly committee today after two Democrats refused to vote for the bill. The repeal of the...

Will SF allow the owner who evicted a 100-year-old to get a condo conversion permit?

The SF Planning Commission is set to vote Thursday/11 on allowing the owners of the building where Iris Canada was evicted to convert to condominiums. The centenarian died shortly after...

Tenants call out Chiu on key rent-control measure

A group of San Francisco tenants and advocates delivered an eviction warning to Assemblymember David Chiu today, urging that he help push a repeal of the notorious Costa-Hawkins bill...

For seniors, eviction can be a death sentence

DIALOGUES FOR LIFE When I was studying to be a psychoanalyst, one of my teachers, Dr. Irma Birman, shared a recollection from her childhood to illustrate the concept of...

Bayview tenants get eviction reprieve

The Bayview tenants who are facing eviction because a landlord illegally built their units got a reprieve today when the Planning Commission voted unanimously to delay action on the...

15 tenants face unusual eviction in Bayview

John Brown walks slowly up to his second-floor apartment, but he doesn’t ask for help. The 68-year-old Vietnam Vet and former firefighter is happy in his one-bedroom unit in...

The Agenda: Supes to vote on stopping illegal evictions

One of the most important pieces of legislation to come before the supes this year will be heard in the Land Use Committee Monday/26 and should go to the...

Tenants protest Farrell’s move to block effective anti-eviction bill

Tenant advocates will rally at noon on the steps of City Hall Monday/12 to denounce a move by Sup. Mark Farrell to fast-track his bill on owner move-in evictions...

Another painful eviction as artists leave longtime home

San Francisco lost another little piece of its soul today when the sheriffs came and forced a group of working-class artists out of a warehouse where people have been...

A move to halt condo conversion of Iris Canada’s home

Housing rights activists are urging the Department of Public Works to halt the proposed condo conversion for the six units at 668-678 Page. The building is the former residence of centenarian...