Serial evictors named in mapping project

Eeeek! A lot of people have been evicted since 1997.

The San Francisco Anti-Eviction Mapping Project – the same tenant advocates who produced this time-lapse of Ellis Act evictions – have published a new interactive data visualization, displaying locations of properties where seniors and disabled tenants were ousted by no fault of their own.

Showing data over the last three years, the map plots locations of where tenants were evicted under the Ellis Act, and displays the identities of the responsible landlords for each affected unit.

“Waiting lists for public senior housing take years. Often senior and/or disabled tenants are forced to leave San Francisco altogether, or end up on the street homeless,” Anti-Eviction Mapping Project organizers wrote in a statement accompanying the interactive map. “If dispossessed from the city, they often lose access to vital city-subsidized healthcare and community support that they had been reliant upon.”

At today’s (Tue/26) Board of Supervisor’s Meeting, legislation seeking to assist seniors affected by Ellis Act evictions won preliminary approval by the full board. Called the Ellis Act Displaced Emergency Assistance Ordinance, it prioritizes evicted seniors when they seek to access affordable housing programs administered by the city.

“We need this measure to keep residents who have no other means of permanent housing from becoming homeless,” said Board President David Chiu, who cosponsored the legislation along with Sups. David Campos, Jane Kim, Eric Mar and London Breed.

The Anti-Eviction Mapping Project also released a time-lapse plotting the total number of no-fault evictions from 1997 to 2013. A counter that starts when you hit the play button breaks down the number of units where evictions were carried out under the Ellis Act, via owner move-in evictions, and through demolition.

The grand total for that timeframe is 11,766 no-fault evictions. That's counting units, not individual tenants. Owner move-in evictions made up the lion's share, with 6,952 units affected. Watch the visualization here.

Meanwhile, tenant advocates who are developing these data-driven presentations are also conducting a survey to gather information for another mapping project in the works.


equality only relates to school discipline, not military service.

How enlightened (and hypocritical).

Posted by Guest on Dec. 04, 2013 @ 6:54 pm

that wars should be fought by volunteers, which has been true for every war since Vietnam.

School is different because there is no other realistic option, and education is universal, while military service is not.

Posted by Guest on Dec. 04, 2013 @ 7:02 pm

you imagine is clear in your commentary. You have no use for equality except for disciplining poor people at public school. No equality with regards to the excellent point that GlenParkDaddy made about the economic draft. What about mandatory military service after high school? Why wouldn't you support that if you are all about equal treatment for all children? Or were those just words for another thread?

Posted by Guest on Dec. 04, 2013 @ 8:28 pm

The former is desirable; the latter, impossible.

You may support conscription but the school district doesn't like the military atall, hence the ROTC issue.

Posted by Guest on Dec. 04, 2013 @ 8:48 pm

Everybody has equal opportunity to fight in wars. The fact that predominately poor children enlist proves how far from equality of opportunity we are in this increasingly unequal country.

Why don't you just concern yourself with the class privilege that allows you to send your children to private school rather than reflexively criticize efforts public school educators are undertaking to improve the experience for their students, whom you are more than happy to send off to die for your stock portfolio?

Posted by Guest on Dec. 04, 2013 @ 9:22 pm

My good man, perhaps they have taken their skin to Oakland.

Might I suggest you commence searching the environs of that fine city?

Posted by Emperor Norton on Dec. 06, 2013 @ 7:06 pm

“We need this measure to keep residents who have no other means of permanent housing from becoming homeless,” said Board President David Chiu, who cosponsored the legislation along with Sups. David Campos, Jane Kim, Eric Mar and London Breed."

Not surprising, I don't see the D8 supervisor listed in there. He must be busy dreaming up another draconian city law of some sort that the Board will dutifully pass merely because he dreamed it up. They seem to give him anything he wants. (Are they afraid of him? If so, why?) His angry, rabid, hateful, conservative, redneck supporters always lecture us that, "he listens to his constituents." He "listens" to those who share his conservative corporatist agenda and who bow down to him. Anyone else can piss off---even if one is a "constituent"---because all they will get from him is pretty, lofty, empty words. I unfortunately saw him earlier tonight and he was staring at his gadget screen. I thought: Yet another person obsessed with that waste-of-time tech thing. Someone appeared to be trying to talk with him but his gadget was getting his attention, and not the person.

Posted by Guest on Nov. 27, 2013 @ 12:20 am

And who is wildly popular in his district because of his approachability, his listening skills and his pragmatism?

Nobody displaced need become homeless unless they insist on trying to live in Pacific Heights on an Oakland budget.

Posted by Guest on Nov. 27, 2013 @ 7:35 am

For starters, Weiner voted for the measure this article is talking about.

Second, he's proposed an in-law unit measure that could help affordability in the Castro. A practical, inexpensive way to increase housing in his district. Why all the supervisors haven't also made moves to do this in their district is a mystery.

Lastly, it is pretty ironic for someone who puts up a post like yours to call other people angry, rabid and hateful. An ounce of self-reflection might do you good.

Posted by guestD on Nov. 27, 2013 @ 10:32 am

When I clicked on the map, it looks like there were only about 75-80 evictions over a 3 year period city-wide.

Posted by The Commish on Nov. 27, 2013 @ 8:59 am

How many ellis act evictions are we looking at in this period.
How does that number compare to evictions overall.

Posted by Bob on Nov. 27, 2013 @ 12:05 pm

less than 2,000 over the entire 28 years that it has been the law.

Far more tenants lose their homes because of dumb things like paying the rent late, getting a pet, or illegal subletting.

Tenants need protecting from themselves, and not from Ellis.

Posted by Guest on Nov. 27, 2013 @ 12:28 pm

Enough of one they got Campos to put down his Jarritos and propose ratcheting himself into the Assembly to he could strike down Costa Hawkins and return California to the glories of vacancy control once and for all!

Posted by The Goebblin Love Child of Smaug on Nov. 27, 2013 @ 4:37 pm

In other cities, leases actually expire and then both sides can decide if they want to renew. If tenants in SF have the (ridiculous) expectation that they will never have their rent raised and (even more absurdly) that they will never have to move under any circumstances.... of course there will be evictions - they are THE ONLY WAY left to actually exercise some amount of control over your property.
The fact that the tenant advocates working on this crap are more than a little responsible for the current state of affairs will, of course, never be acknowledged. Self-righteousness, false-piety, and total cognitive dissonance prevent any such reckoning or exercising of common sense. SF Progressives are the most conservative, closed minded, intolerant and shrill people I have ever met, and I have spent most of life working in that milieu and I know all the players quite well. What a disaster SF has become.

Posted by Guest on Dec. 03, 2013 @ 11:39 am

This won't change anything.

Posted by Guest on Dec. 06, 2013 @ 6:15 pm

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