Vote For Your Tenant’s Rights

Want to protect your tenant’s rights? Four housing-related bills are up for vote this November. These are significant bills. Your vote helps to keep San Francisco affordable for all tenants.

The rental market has created feelings of “rage and fear and loss and anxiety,” observes Don Falk in the San Francisco Examiner. It’s no surprise, say housing advocates, that four major issues on up for vote.

Proposition A: Mayor Lee’s $310 million housing bond to preserve low and middle-income housing, the City’s largest affordable housing bond ever. This would include an allocation to repair public housing.

Proposition D: Approval is needed to increase in the height limit for a mix-use development by the AT&T Park. This development has 1,500 new rental apartments, of which 40% will be at a below-market rate.

Proposition F: Stricter control on short term rentals would limit the number of nightly stays to 75 per years and allow the City to find Airbnb and other similar sites for not registering rentals. It will also expand the legal rights of neighbors within 100 feet of the short-term rental and ban the use of in-law units as short term rentals.

Proposition I: An 18-month moratorium on projects in the Mission district for developments that demolish, convert or build at least five units. Those with 100% of the apartments at below market rates would be excluded from the moratorium.

Wondering if your tenant’s rights are being violated? You should consider seeing an experienced tenant attorney would can help you understand your housing issue. Know your rights. Protect yourself.

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Mary Catherine Wiederhold

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