A proposed change to San Francisco’s Administrative Code would allow tenants to pack in more people into an apartment without the risk of an eviction or having to pay more.
As proposed by Supervisor Avalos, an amendment to San Francisco’s Administrative Code would prohibit rent increases based on the addition of occupants, even where a pre-existing rental agreement or lease permits such an increase. The ordinance would also prohibit evictions based on the addition of occupants as long as the total occupancy does not exceed the maximum set by the Housing Code.
According to the current Housing Code, two people can legally sleep in a room of at least 70 square feet in San Francisco. An additional 50 square feet of space is needed for each additional occupant.
The proposed ordinance has been assigned to San Francisco’s Board of Supervisors Land Use and Economic Development Committee to review.