A challenge of San Francisco’s relocation assistance law for Ellis Act evictions has failed. From the Chronicle:
A state appeals court on Tuesday upheld a San Francisco law requiring landlords who plan to get out of the rental business to pay relocation assistance to the tenants they evict.
The measure requires all San Francisco tenants evicted under the Ellis Act — regardless of their income — to receive $4,500 in relocation assistance, with a cap of $13,500 per household.
A previous city law required landlords to pay that amount only to evicted low-income tenants and $3,000 to disabled tenants or those 62 and older.