Mayor Signs Residential Rent Legislation for Temporary Occupancy
Mayor Edwin M. Lee announced today that he has signed into law an amendment to San Francisco’s administrative code that will ensure tenants whose homes are uninhabitable after earthquakes, fires or other disasters can find temporary housing at the same rental rate.
Supervisor Scott Wiener introduced this Good Samaritan occupancy law allowing landlords to offer temporary housing at reduced rental rates in the aftermath of man-made or natural disasters without impacting their ability to later charge market rate rents..
“We have seen families displaced after fires or other disasters and we want to make sure that they can find temporary housing so they can begin the recovery process,” said Mayor Lee. “This good government law protects tenant rights and helps us ensure that families can continue to live and thrive in our City even after a disaster. Thank you to Supervisor Wiener and the Board of Supervisors who have all seen these tragic events affect the residents in their districts. I applaud the tenant and landlord groups for stepping up when people need help the most.” Read more.