South City Eyes Renter Protections

South City Eyes Renter Protections

2019-01-14T16:30:04-07:00January 14th, 2019|Advocacy|

South San Francisco officials eyeing policies designed to protect renters from predatory landlords faced pushback from those who claimed the initiatives would violate their private property rights.

The South San Francisco City Council explored establishing a variety of potential renter protections such as requiring relocation assistance, one-year lease minimums and delayed rent increases during a study session Wednesday, Jan. 9.

Citing the recent rise in tenant displacement frequently stemming from sudden, large rent hikes, Councilman Mark Addiego pushed for approving some of the policies in an effort to establish safeguards for residents.

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