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San Francisco tenants beat Ellis Act evictions

March 23, 2016

KTVU – Old story that just came up

THIS PROVES PEOPLE CAN WORK TOGETHER TO PROTECT PROPERTIES.

– Tenants in five rent-controlled San Francisco buildings faced with Ellis Act evictions by the same owner celebrated a victory Thursday after their homes were purchased by the San Francisco Community Land Trust and Mission Economic Development Agency.

The nonprofits bought the properties, which have a total of 19 units, 13 of them occupied, for a total cost of around $8.1 million with the help of funding from the city’s Small Sites Program, which finances the acquisition and rehabilitation of privately owned properties, according to Tracy Parent, organizational director for the Community Land Trust…

The buildings purchased are located at 642 Guerrero St., 380 San Jose Ave., 70-72 Belcher, 1684-1688 Grove St. and 1353-1357 Folsom St. The Mission Economic Development Agency will own and manage the two Mission District properties, while the land trust will own the other three…(more)

 

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