By Jen Kinney.
San Francisco’s legislature is considering a bill that would protect teachers from no-fault eviction during the school year, reports the San Francisco Examiner.
If the ordinance is adopted, landlords could not evict educators for reasons beyond tenants’ control — like condo conversions, removal of rental units, capital improvements or substantial renovations — while school is in session. Landlords are already prohibited, with certain exceptions, from initiating an owner move-in eviction during the school year if it would displace a tenant who lives with a child.
The amendment, being considered by the Board of Supervisors’ Land Use and Transportation Committee today, seeks to quell increasing fears among teachers that they could lose their housing and, in the city’s increasingly tight market, fail to find another place they can afford.