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SJ Council Vote: Defend Ellis Act Tenant Protections

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Join PACT and other members as we hold city hall accountable and urge them not to weaken existing tenant protection laws. The current proposal would weaken the City’s new Ellis Act Ordinance to allow for more demolitions and more redevelopments of existing older buildings. It would especially target the minority and single mother households that inhabit the overwhelming majority of rent controlled housing. The Housing Department has shown that tenants in rent controlled buildings include 49% Latinos, 34% Asians, and 5% African Americans.