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Ellis Act Evictions Fall, Illegal Use Evictions Jump
A handful of activists and tenants stood on the blustery corner of Mission and Cesar Chavez streets Monday afternoon, calling for residents to fight the city's escalating eviction environment with the Mission District at its epicenter. Although Ellis Act evictions have declined by 48 percent over the previous year, illegal use evictions were 117 percent higher than the previous year, according to the San Francisco Rent Board. The San Francisco Anti-Displacement Coalition released a report (PDF) Monday based on notices filed with the board. Over the last five years, city-wide eviction notices have increased 54.7 percent, according to the report. Other eviction notices including breach of lease, nuisance, owner move in, and unapproved subtenant each increased more than 15 percent over the past year, according to the rent board. City-wide, there were 113 Ellis Act eviction notices over the past year, compared 216 in the earlier period, but data ...