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San Francisco | Health, Housing, and Public Services | Front Page

Tue May 6 2014 (Updated 05/09/14)
OnCare Executive Evicting Five Section 8 Families in San Francisco
Tue May 6 2014 (Updated 05/09/14)
Eviction Free San Francisco Joins Tenderloin Tenants in an Emergency Home Defense Rally
On the afternoon of April 30, Eviction Free San Francisco joined the tenants from 741 Ellis Street in the Tenderloin district in an emergency rally in the courtyard of their apartment building. With the help of the Housing Rights Committee of San Francisco, the tenants called this action to demand that their new landlord, Ty Durekas, Senior Advisor of OnCare, immediately withdraw his eviction notices.

Because 741 Ellis Street was constructed after 1979, its apartments are not rent controlled. Durekas is evicting five low-income families from their homes of the last 12 years, choosing to stop accepting their Section 8 housing vouchers and giving them 90 days to vacate. Ironically, Durekas’ company OnCare is a company providing internet support services to child care providers while he is trying to put children out onto the street.

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