A tenant’s challenge of the condo conversion of 74-76 Castro based on his HIV positive status is back in front of San Francisco’s Board of Supervisors this afternoon. As we first reported three weeks ago:
At issue, whether or not the tenant’s HIV positive condition qualifies as being disabled, and as such entitles the tenant to a lifetime lease of the unit pursuant to San Francisco Subdivision Code 1391. And at stake, a potential eviction (post-conversion) if not.
We’ll note that from a procedural standpoint the tenant will likely be found to have prematurely claimed a lifetime lease, a right the Subdivision Code grants after conversion. And without an eviction on record, the parcel map and condo conversion
will likelyshould be upheld (with the lifetime lease issue likely returning after).
We’ll also note that the building owners assert that the tenant offered to drop his claim in exchange for $150,000.
Also amongst the items on today’s Board agenda, the proposed appointment of Richard Johns and reappointment of Andrew Wolfram and Karl Hasz to San Francisco’s Historic Preservation Commission through the end of 2014.
∙ Does Having HIV Make One Disabled? [SocketSite]
∙ San Francisco Board of Supervisors Agenda: January 25, 2011 [sfbos.org]