September 2, 2014
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - San Francisco renters facing high prices and evictions are getting some help from city supervisors.
The San Francisco Chronicle reports that supervisors approved three measures on Tuesday that are intended to help people who are evicted find new housing and keep existing rental units on the market.
Under one of the measures, tenants who are evicted would be given priority for publicly funded housing. Another would give property owners the right to upgrade or alter some 52,000 existing housing units that don't meet zoning laws. And the third would make it more difficult for owners to take rental units off the market by merging multiple units into a single-family home, converting them to commercial or other use or demolishing them.