San Francisco Legislative Update for 2015: Temporary Tenant Household Dislocation Compensation


Ordinance 44-14 became effective on May 18, 2014, and it was enacted to bring the Rent Ordinance into compliance with California Civil Code, section 1947.9 (January 1, 2013,), which limits relocation assistance payable for temporary evictions where the landlord carries out capital improvements or rehabilitation work.

Section 1947.9 limits the compensation that a landlord would otherwise have to pay to tenants (under section 37.9C) for displacements of twenty days or less to $275 per day and actual moving expenses. Or, in lieu of payment, the landlord can provide a “comparable dwelling unit”.

Legislative language available here.