Tenants of notorious slumlord Gunter Kaussen organize to force Kaussen to make repairs to their Leavenworth St. building while refusing to pay illegal rent and fee increases.
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Stop Gunther Kaussen Housing Speculator!
We are tenants of Gunther Kaussen, internationally known housing speculator who owns 29 buildings in San Francisco and over 100,000 units of housing world wide. Kaussen has built his empire ruthlessly, by buying up cheap low income buildings, raising the rents, and then borrowing heavily on the property, while making as few repairs as possible. He has also been caught raising security deposits on existing tenants, which is Illegal.
About three months ago Kaussen tried to raise the rents at 805 Leavenworth St. This would have been the third increase in a year and half, and no repairs were being made. With the passage of proposition 13 Kaussen is getting a $24,000 tax break. We contacted the San Francisco Tenant Union and together we are trying to form a union that can get lower rents & better living conditions for all. It Works! Already Kaussen has been forced to make many repairs and people are still refusing to pay the increase. Working together we can get the results we need to survive.
If you have similar problems or want to help then call:
1539 Haight San Francisco Tenants Union 863-9191