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  • 15 Vets fight displacement

    San Francisco – Four of 15 low-income vets with federally subsidized vouchers, who face displacement from 15 units declared illegal by the city, appeared before the SF Planning Commission on Thursday, July 27 to ask that the commissioners not allow them to be displaced from their homes. Their landlord, Judy Wu, is currently being sued by the city for allegedly adding the units without permits. Tenants filed for a Discretionary Review hearing contesting the demolition of their units. The Commission voted to delay that hearing until October 5. Below are links to some recent stories about the vets. http://www.sfexaminer.com/fearing-homelessness-veterans-pressure-sf-keep-unauthorized-housing/  

  • New Owner Move-in Regs Pass Board

    Reform of the city’s owner move-in (OMI) has passed the Board of Supervisors for the second time, and will now be sent to the mayor, but it’s unlikely he will veto it, considering that it was approved unanimously. Among the things that the new law requires: A landlord doing an OMI must provide a declaration under penalty of perjury that he/she intends to occupy the unit for use as the principal place of residence for at least 36 months. A landlord must provide a tenant with a form prepared by the Rent Board to be used to advise the Rent Board of

  • HUD cuts protested

    On July 6th, San Francisco housing advocates (including Housing Rights Committee), and public housing and Section 8 tenants joined the National Day of Action against the current administration’s proposed $6.8 billion in cuts to HUD. Along with 25 other cities across the country, protesters in San Francisco demanded #NoHUDCuts and #Homes4All because there is a national housing crisis. They called on Senator Kamala Harris, who sits on the Budget Committee, to push as hard as she can against the projected $6.8 billion in cuts, against raising rents on folks who live in public housing, and against the 250K in cuts to section 8

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