THC files a lawsuit against the Rent Board’s ruling that tenants pay full cost of city bonds.
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Tenderloin Housing Clinic
Main Office: 126 Hyde Street
San Francisco, CA 94102
Fax (415) 771-1287
Randall M. Shaw
Mary Jane Foran
Stephen L. Collier
Timothy J. Lee
For Immediate Release:
June 28, 1994
For further information:
Randy Shaw 771-9850
Suit Filed to Invalidate Tenant Bond Passthroughs
The Tenderloin Housing Clinic has filed suit today to prevent the San Francisco Rent Board from illegally raising rents for nearly all San Francisco tenants. On May 24 the Board adopted a regulation that requires tenants to pay the full cost of city bonds. This regulation was illegally enacted in response to pressure from Mayor Jordan and his real estate allies. The suit, Hislop v. S.F. Rent Board, will be heard on August 11 before Superior Court Judge Stuart Pollak.
The legal basis for the suit is that the Rent Board’s regulation illegally conflicts with the Rent Ordinance, which prohibits the Board from granting rent increases to landlords for increases in real estate taxes alone. Instead, increases above the annual amount require the landlord’s aggregate expenses to increase.
According to Randy Shaw, attorney for the plaintiff, “Mayor Jordan pressured the Rent Board into passing an illegal regulation that will mean millions of dollars in rent hikes for tenants. Neither the Mayor nor his appointed Rent Board have the right to violate city laws.”