A Senate committee voted 19-18 against the legislation by Mark Leno to reform the Ellis Act, according to a report in SF Gate. It does so just as Mission Local reports that planned affordable housing is in limbo.
The San Francisco Democrat may try once more to garner additional support before Friday’s deadline to move bills out of their house of origin.
SB1182 would have required a San Francisco landlord to own a building for at least five years before they could evict tenants using the Ellis Act. The 1986 state law allows property owners to evict tenants in order to get out of the rental business, but it has been used by speculators as a way to buy affordable properties, evict tenants and flip the rental for profit.