SAN FRANCISCO (BCN) — Supervisor David Campos Tuesday introduced legislation that would give teachers and families with children new protections from eviction — at least during the school year.
The legislation would prohibit landlords from evicting educators at San Francisco schools or child care centers or families with children during the school year. It would cover all types of no fault evictions except Ellis act evictions, in which the landlord evicts tenants with the intention of taking the property off the rental market altogether.
Currently, families with children are protected from owner move-in evictions during the school year, but Campos’ legislation would expand those protections to all other no-fault evictions.
“We cannot legally stop landlords from evicting people. But what we are doing through this legislation is making sure that educators are not evicted from their homes during the school year, when it negatively impacts not just their lives, but the lives of their students and the entire school community,” Campos said in a statement.
The legislation was introduced with the backing of the teachers union and officials with the San Francisco Unified School District, which is currently struggling to find teachers and substitute teachers. “Due to the teacher shortage crisis, if a teacher is a victim of a no fault eviction and must leave San Francisco, it is more than likely that we will not have a replacement for that classroom,” said Sandra Fewer, San Francisco Unified School Board member.
The legislation is likely to meet with opposition from landlords… (more)