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A '''San Francisco Rent Increase Hardship Appeals, Proposition F''' ballot measure is on the {{jun08ca2010}} in {{San Francisco}}.<ref>[http://www.beyondchron.org/articles/June_Ballot_Measures_Reflect_City_s_Political_Fault_Lines_7943.html ''Beyond Chron'', "June Ballot Measures Reflect City’s Political Fault Lines", March 24, 2010]</ref>
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{{tnr}}A '''San Francisco Rent Increase Hardship Appeals, Proposition F''' ballot measure is on the {{jun08ca2010}} in {{San Francisco}}.<ref name=beyond>[http://www.beyondchron.org/articles/June_Ballot_Measures_Reflect_City_s_Political_Fault_Lines_7943.html ''Beyond Chron'', "June Ballot Measures Reflect City’s Political Fault Lines", March 24, 2010]</ref>
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Proposition F, if approved by voters, will allow renters who lose their jobs or have their wages cut to apply for a financial hardship deferral so that any rent increases they might otherwise face would be deferred.<ref name=newsom>[http://www.sfexaminer.com/local/Mayor-Newsom-goes-after-another-initiative-85791892.html ''San Francisco Examiner'', "Mayor Newsom goes after another initiative", March 1, 2010]</ref>
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Specifically, tenants could apply to postpone scheduled rent increases if:
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* They are unemployed.
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* Their income declines by 20% or more.
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* They are on a fixed income (as with the case of Social Security recipients)
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* More than a third of their income goes to pay for rent.
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==Supporters==
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Proposition F is supported by the San Francisco Tenants Union, the San Francisco Democratic Party and the Harvey Milk Club.<ref name=beyond/>
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==Opponents==
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Mayor [[Gavin Newsom]] is opposed to Proposition F, and so are San Francisco Supervisors Elsbernd and Chu.
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Newsom says that Proposition F was drafted in such a way that it allows renters to defer rent increases regardless of their total income.  For example, if a tenant's income dropped from $200,000 to $150,000, that tenant would be able to defer rent increases under Proposition F's financial hardship provisions.<ref name=newsom/>
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Newsom also argues that Prop F would encourage landlords to increase rents on vacant units to recoup lost money.  A Newsom spokesperson said, "It’s reckless and it will hurt people it most seeks to help, which is low-income renters."<ref name=newsom/>
  
 
==External links==
 
==External links==
  
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* [http://www.sfgov.org/site/uploadedfiles/elections/ElectionsArchives/Meeting_Information/BSC/agendas/2010/Legal%20text-Renters%27%20Economic%20Relief.pdf Official text of Proposition F]
 
* [http://www.sfgov.org/site/elections_index.asp?id=108988 Official ballot proposition list for San Francisco's June 8, 2010 election]
 
* [http://www.sfgov.org/site/elections_index.asp?id=108988 Official ballot proposition list for San Francisco's June 8, 2010 election]
  

Revision as of 10:08, 26 March 2010

A San Francisco Rent Increase Hardship Appeals, Proposition F ballot measure is on the June 8, 2010 ballot in San Francisco.[1]

Proposition F, if approved by voters, will allow renters who lose their jobs or have their wages cut to apply for a financial hardship deferral so that any rent increases they might otherwise face would be deferred.[2]

Specifically, tenants could apply to postpone scheduled rent increases if:

  • They are unemployed.
  • Their income declines by 20% or more.
  • They are on a fixed income (as with the case of Social Security recipients)
  • More than a third of their income goes to pay for rent.

Supporters

Proposition F is supported by the San Francisco Tenants Union, the San Francisco Democratic Party and the Harvey Milk Club.[1]

Opponents

Mayor Gavin Newsom is opposed to Proposition F, and so are San Francisco Supervisors Elsbernd and Chu.

Newsom says that Proposition F was drafted in such a way that it allows renters to defer rent increases regardless of their total income. For example, if a tenant's income dropped from $200,000 to $150,000, that tenant would be able to defer rent increases under Proposition F's financial hardship provisions.[2]

Newsom also argues that Prop F would encourage landlords to increase rents on vacant units to recoup lost money. A Newsom spokesperson said, "It’s reckless and it will hurt people it most seeks to help, which is low-income renters."[2]

External links

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 Beyond Chron, "June Ballot Measures Reflect City’s Political Fault Lines", March 24, 2010
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 San Francisco Examiner, "Mayor Newsom goes after another initiative", March 1, 2010

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