Ellis Act evictions are on the rise and in the news almost daily – so much so that Mission Supervisor David Campos and Mayor Ed Lee have been proposing legislation to either ban them or make them more expensive for landlords.
Here’s the personal story of tenants in one ten-unit Mission property at 23rd and Florida facing an Ellis Act eviction. The tenants in one unit have been there for 46 years and pay $485 a month for a three-bedroom apartment. The owner of the building could not be reached for comment.
In their eviction notices, the tenants were asked to leave by January but are fighting for an extension that would allow them to stay until September, a year after they received the original notice.