The Ellis Act

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Wed December 18, 2013
Economy/Labor/Biz

Ellis Act evictions: Gum Gee Lee

Lee family eviction protest rally
Melanie Young

  The Lees are an elderly immigrant couple who live with their disabled adult daughter. The new owner of their building evicted them to convert their apartment into tenancies-in-common.

 

“People call me Mrs. Lee. The owner provided a notice to me. Using the Ellis Act to evict me.

 

“Initially, it was really hard for me. Because on one hand, aside from them moving out, it was really difficult because I heard a lot of noise and banging from construction because the landlord is doing a lot of renovations.

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2:12pm

Wed December 18, 2013
Economy/Labor/Biz

Ellis Act evictions: Diego Deleo

Diego Deleo sits with another evicted tennant, Theresa Flandrich
Melanie Young

  Seventy-eight year old Diego Deleo likes to sit in San Francisco’s Washington Square, sharing poems with neighborhood friends. But Diego’s landlord recently evicted him, so he’ll have to move on.

 

“My name is Diego Deleo. I live in North Beach, and I have been Ellis Acted about two months ago so I have another 10 months to stay, and then I move out. I have to.

 

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