Evictions in SF decline for first time since tech boom

By Joshua Sabatini : sfexaminer – excerpt

One of those gentrifying new Mission Bay properties photo by Zrants

Evictions in San Francisco overall are down 21 percent in the past year for a total of 1,881, according to the newly released annual report by the Rent Board for the period between March 2016 and February 2017.
This is the first annual decline in overall evictions since they began to rise each year with the tech boom beginning in 2010.
Owner move-in evictions totaled 397 during that 12-month period, down 5 percent from the previous year when there were 417. Owner move-in evictions were the second highest type of eviction… (more)

Thanks to Kim, Peskin and Farrell for working on this problem. Maybe all it takes is a threat to stop the illegal Ellis Act evictions. There are plenty of those coming out of City Hall these days. When all the supervisors agree that enforcement is lacking the writing is on the wall for landlords considering using that method to evict long-term tenants in order to raise the rents.

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