Articles Recently Tagged: Rent Control

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San Francisco Officially Endorses Expansion of Rent Control

As we first reported earlier this year: If adopted by voters in November, California Proposition 10 would overturn the state’s Costa-Hawkins Rental Housing Act which prevents rent control from applying to single-family homes, condos or any multifamily building which received a certificate of occupancy after January of 1995 (or... Read More »

Supervisors Aim to Cement Support for Expansion of Rent Control

If adopted by voters in November, California Proposition 10 would overturn the state’s Costa-Hawkins Rental Housing Act which prevents rent control from applying to single-family homes, condos or any multifamily building which received a certificate of occupancy after January of 1995 (or earlier if a city had already adopted... Read More »

Eviction Law Amendments Could Hold Landlords More Accountable

San Francisco’s Rent Stabilization and Arbitration Ordinance allows landlords of rent-controlled units to legally evict their tenants without cause, if said eviction is intended to allow the landlord or landlord’s family to occupy the apartment as their principal place of residence. Landlords can legally evict as long as some... Read More »

Predator Landlord Fined $2.4 Million, Evictions Voided

A Superior Court Judge has ruled against Anne Kihagi, the predator landlord who was sued by the City of San Francisco for waging an ongoing war of “harassment, intimidation, and retaliation” against dozens of rent-controlled tenants in an attempt to raise her rent-roll by illegally evicting tenants in the... Read More »

A Case Study in Mission District Development versus Displacement

A Case Study in Mission District Development versus Displacement

With the controversial plan for preserving San Francisco’s Mission District one step closer to adoption, a real world example of development versus potential displacement, and existing rent-controlled versus new market-rate housing, is slated to play out in front of the City’s Planning Commission this week. As proposed, the four-unit... Read More »

Rents Drop in SF Despite an Underground Landlords Strike

Rents Drop in SF Despite an Underground Landlords Strike

According to a reader, there is “an unofficial Landlord’s (sic) Strike” going on in San Francisco. And until San Francisco’s Supervisors change the City’s rent control rules, the “striking” landlords are no longer going to rent their properties on a long-term basis. So how’s that unofficial strike working out... Read More »

Oakland Adopts Emergency Rent Control

A whittled down 90-day moratorium on rent increases that surpass the annual change in the Consumer Price Index (which has been running around one percent per year) was adopted by Oakland’s City Council early this morning. A proposed provision which would have also prohibited evictions without cause was eliminated... Read More »

SF’s Bonus Height Program Amended to Limit Impact and ‘Abuse’

SF’s Bonus Height Program Amended to Limit Impact and ‘Abuse’

The terms of San Francisco’s proposed Affordable Housing Bonus Program (AHBP), which would allow developers to build up to three stories higher than currently zoned, have been amended. And while a public hearing for the amended program will be held this week, the potential adoption of the AHBP has... Read More »

Developer Angelo Sangiacomo Dies at 91 Years of Age

Developer Angelo Sangiacomo, who founded Trinity Properties back in 1949, has passed away at 91 years of age. Known by some as “the father of rent control” in San Francisco, as Trinity’s dominance and practice of escalating rents in the 1970’s is widely regarded as leading to the passage... Read More »

City Seeks Injunction to Combat Predator Landlord

Accused of waging an ongoing war of  “harassment, intimidation, and retaliation” against dozens of rent-controlled tenants in an attempt to raise her rent-roll, City Attorney Dennis Herrera is now seeking an injunction to stop Anne Kihagi from continuing to harass and illegally evict tenants in the buildings which she now... Read More »