Open Letter to the Board of Supervisors and All Other Politicians Voting for Any Form of Rent Control!

Dear Board of Supervisors: (letter to the board of supervisors and all other politicians voting for any form of rent control., Before you pull the “my constituents need me to do this” card to cast your edict over the realm (sounds feudal, doesn’t it?) and extend the eviction moratorium, or consider some monetary threshold landlords…

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Recovering Unpaid Rent Debt Through Small Claims Court By Brian Wallace, SPOSF/SPOSFI Board Member

The COVID-19 emergency and eviction moratorium have left a large number of [California] housing providers with unpaid rent—often in the tens of thousands of dollars. If you are among those who find themselves in this situation, what can you do to recover this unpaid rent? Step One: Talk to Your Renter First Your first step…

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IN THE NEWS: More Cities Adopt Rent Control!

California state law that allows rent hikes to rise with inflation and landlords are allowed rent increases up to 10% — as long as those properties aren’t covered by local rent control. That has increased pressure to pass stricter forms of local rent control in some cities.  Below are cities that have recently adopted their own…

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California Politicians are Killing the Golden Goose

On March 24th, 2020, state and local officials made emergency declarations because of a deadly virus that has now claimed the lives of over 816,000 Americans (Coronavirus COVID-19 (2019-nCoV) (arcgis.com). At that time, there were many unknowns. Overnight, millions of people were out of work, while others were dying of a mysterious virus.  We gave…

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San Francisco Owners and Renters May See Rent Relief By Noni Richen

Photo by Karolina Grabowska from Pexels   Federal Legislation governing rent assistance presented states with three options: State Rental Assistance Program, the Block Grant Option, or having part of the state allocation distributed through local jurisdictions. California chose to run the program in smaller jurisdictions, but offered larger jurisdictions the ability to elect to run their own programs.…

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