A protest against evictions will start today at 2 p.m at 24th and Hampshire Streets. Evictions continue to plague rent-controlled tenants across the city. This morning, The San Francisco Chronicle wrote on the latest of these cases.
This time, evictions are threatening a group of artists who live in an old building located at 1049 Market Street. These artists claim the only reason they have been able to continue to live in San Francisco is because they all pay less than $900 in rent per month. They blame gentrification and the influx of new tech companies for making their formerly “gritty” mid-Market neighborhood more desirable to people with more money.
The landlord maintains that he is kicking the tenants out because the city issued him 60-day “demolition eviction” notices for a lack of windows in half of the building’s interior apartments.