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Ellis Act

The 'Heart Disease' Seizing San Francisco

Maura O'Neill | Posted 01.23.2015 | San Francisco
Maura O'Neill

While evictions tell only a small piece of the story, it's clear that San Francisco has contracted full-blown heart disease. San Francisco lost so much of its talent and spirit from the HIV virus back in the '80s and '90s. This time it is caused by an economic virus of success.

98-Year-Old Evicted After 50 Years In Apartment

The Huffington Post | Ed Mazza | Posted 07.10.2014 | Business

A 98-year-old San Francisco woman is being evicted from her home of 50 years, and critics says it's because the building's owners want to sell the pla...

Landlords Accused Of Kicking Out Tenants To List On Airbnb

The Huffington Post | Lydia O'Connor | Posted 04.25.2014 | Technology

San Francisco city attorney Dennis Herrera has sued several landlords he alleges evicted their tenants in order to list the apartments for elevated ra...

SF Tech Worker and an Activist Walk Into a Bar

Rolla Selbak | Posted 05.03.2014 | San Francisco
Rolla Selbak

Last week, over 100-plus San Francisco tech workers and housing activists came together at Virgil's bar in the heart of the Mission district, to talk about what's currently at the forefront of everybody's mind: the gentrification and economic disparity happening in the city.

Target Ellis Act Evictors, Not Google Buses

Randy Shaw | Posted 04.02.2014 | San Francisco
Randy Shaw

Based on the protests, one would think that tenant displacement in San Francisco is driven by a company providing buses for employees, not Ellis Act evictors terrorizing vulnerable tenants.

Political Predictions for California and the Bay Area in 2014

Randy Shaw | Posted 03.09.2014 | San Francisco
Randy Shaw

In 2014, California ballot initiatives could boost progressive change and the June and November ballots feature intriguing races for state offices. The most important San Francisco campaign is legislative, as a broad coalition is assembled to get Sacramento to amend the Ellis Act to stop speculative evictions in the city.