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|Stop the Eviction Picket !!!|
|Date||Monday March 21|
|Time||5:00 PM - 6:00 PM|
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|Where: 1353-57 Folsom (between 9th & 10th Streets)|
Stop the Eviction Picket !!!
When: Monday, March 21
Time: 5:00 PM
Where: 1353-57 Folsom (between 9th & 10th Streets)
The Scoop: Uldarico is a 70 year-old Filipino immigrant who lives with his family in a
three-unit building in SOMA. The building houses over 20 people including seniors and young
children. All are facing eviction under the Ellis Act. Uldarico worked for the state for years
before retiring in 1999. He and his wife, Lolita (67), have lived in the building since 1979.
Their children and young grandchildren live with them – three generations residing together in
affordable, rent-controlled housing. Amparo and Romulo, 72 years old, reside in another
apartment in the building. Their son Hector works for a local landscaper. Hector has lived in
the apartment for over a decade. His parents are retired. Maria, age 62, and her family live in
the building as well. Her son Ricardo is a tow truck driver in San Francisco. They are
immigrants from Mexico. The family has lived in the apartment for over a decade. Now their new
landlords, Alda and Joe Chan, are evicting all the tenants under the Ellis
Another Unjust Ellis Eviction Done Within Days of The Landlord Buying The Building !!!!
Clearly, this is an eviction for speculation and conversion of the building—the Chan's bought
the building March 12, 2004 and decided to "go out of the business of being a landlord " 18 days
later on March 30, when, they served the tenants eviction notices under the state Ellis Act.
Supposedly, Ellis allows landlords to "get out of the rental business." If the Chan's didn't
want to be in the rental business, why did they buy this apartment building?? Probably because
they can evict the tenants here and get a huge profit by converting the building to condos. This
is exactly the type of abuse of the Ellis Act that Assembly Member Mark Leno is seeking to stop
with his legislation (Assembly Bill 781) requiring a landlord to own a building for at least 5
years before they can use Ellis to evict all of the tenants to "get out of the business" of
being a landlord.
For more info or to download a flyer: http://www.sftu.org
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