SAN FRANCISCO (KRON) — A 98-year old woman who has lived in the same San Francisco apartment for a half century has now received an official eviction notice, despite having never missed a rent payment.
In a follow up to the story we first brought you Wednesday, KRON 4’s Dan Kerman reports the company that is ordering Mary Phillips to move, Urban Green Investments, has done this sort of thing before.
“They’re finding rent controlled buildings, theyre flipping them, they’re evicting the tenants first and then they are selling them as tic’s or tenancys in common,” Erin McElroy with the anti-eviction mapping project tells Dan. “They have bought at least 385 units with cash over the last few years in San Francisco. They have Ellis Acted at least five buildings.”
Lawyers for Phillips say they have now received both an eviction notice and notice of an ejectment lawsuit.
“I cant believe people can be so uncaring,” Phillips tells Dan. “I don’t expect any special privileges or anything. I can understand from his standpoint how they’d want more income, but they should have looked into that before they purchased the property.”
For the second day in a row, Dan has been unsuccessful at getting comment from Urban Green Investment, its parent company, or CEO David McClosky. After the company failed to respond to several calls and e-mails, Dan went to the Urban Green office on Union Street where employees said McClosky was the only one who could talk and he was not there.
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