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Eviction Crackdown

April 13, 2017

reported by Bigad Shaban, Michael Bott, and Mark Villarreal the Investigative Unit : nbcinvestigates – excerpt
(includes videos and an interactive map to check for fraudulent evictions)

View from Bernal Heights by Zrants

Hundreds of San Francisco residents may have been wrongfully evicted from their homes, according to an analysis by NBC Bay Area. San Francisco lawmakers are now taking action after our 6-month investigation exposed what appears to be widespread abuse by landlords.

Landlords who wrongfully evict rent-controlled tenants in San Francisco could soon face criminal penalties and hefty fines.

Two separate pieces of legislation, scheduled to be introduced during Tuesday’s Board of Supervisors meeting, call for major changes to the city’s housing laws that would impact renters and landlords citywide. The push comes as a direct result of a six-month NBC Bay Area investigation that exposed what appears to be widespread abuse by landlords kicking out rent-controlled tenants in order to charge new tenants higher rent…(more)

 

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