Supervisor Scott Weiner Introduces Legislation to Build New In-Law Units in the Castro
The Legislation: Supervisor Scott Weiner introduced legislation that would allow homeowners to construct additional dwelling units within the existing envelope of their residential building, legalizing the construction of in-law units. The legislation only applies to buildings within the Castro District and Noe Valley neighborhoods and units that reside within buildings that were built pre-1979 and are under rent control. The legislation is currently being held in committee for 30 days before being heard again.
REALTOR® Impact: If the legislation passes, REALTORS® could discuss with homeowners or potential homeowners the possibility of building in-law units within their property, and the potential income that would come from renting that in-law unit. The building must be within the Castro Street Neighborhood Commercial District or within 1,750 feet of district boundaries.
Supervisor David Chiu Authors Legislation to Give Priority to Ellis Act Displaced Tenants
The Legislation: Supervisor Chiu has authored legislation that would give Ellis Act Displaced Tenants higher preference when applying for assistance under all affordable housing programs administered or funded by the City. The legislation attempts to mitigate the impact of Ellis Act evictions on tenants.
REALTOR® Impact: The legislation has no significant impact on REALTORS®, as it only applies to rental properties that are under affordable housing programs funded or administered by the City.