Much has happened since April, in fact so much that we have unfortunately, neglected this site.
Beginning in February, we started attending hearings at City Hall regarding Supervisor Campos’s Relocation Fee Increase legislation, which went through weeks and weeks of discussion until April 8th when it was amended to become effective in 30 days. As of June 1st, 2014, all tenants who are in their homes on this day are elgible for the new relocation fee.
See: http://www.sfrb.org/index.aspx?page=1463 for a definition and calculation of how much your relocation fee is.
One should also keep in mind- should you be offered a “buy-out” -that you would want to know the amount you are entitled to based on this legislation before negotiating any amount with a new owner.
The other very important update is that the Mayor’s Preferential Housing Certificate Progam for those Ellis’d is now up and running. See: http://www.sfrb.org/index.aspx?page=1460 for a brief explanation.
It took some time to get everything in place and some issues with the application have been corrected and simplified.
See: http://sf-moh.org/index.aspx?page=1259 Application and list of buildings covered in the Mayor’s Program can be found at this site. If you need to call, it is recommended that you first read everything on this website and ask specific questions. I am told that “Vanessa” is extremely helpful and for those who cannot print out an application or the list of buildings, you can ask that these forms be sent to you via snail mail.