File photo: A fire escape that did not extend. Photo by Cristiano Valli

Building Inspection Study: Majority of Housing Code Violations Abated

The San Francisco Department of Building Inspections released a report today showing that the majority of housing code violations reported in the Mission District between 2014 and 2015 were corrected. Between July 2014 and June...
Tommi Avicolli Mecca, director of the counseling program at the Housing Rights Committee of San Francisco, holds up a sign listing streets where tenants are being evicted under the Ellis Act.

The Ellis Act

Ellis Act evictions are nothing new. The state law was enacted in 1985 as a means for landlords to “go out of business” and clear a building of tenants in the process. Landlords are required...