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(a) It is the intent and purpose of the City to expressly give public housing households a right to revitalized housing after temporary relocation or displacement as a result of a Public Housing Development Project so long as the household is not in eviction processes, having been duly and properly served with a summons and complaint by the SFHA or its agents, or has not been evicted from a unit that is managed by the SFHA or its agents. To further such purpose, it is the intent of the City that, upon notification of eligibility for a revitalized housing unit, the household shall not be subject to any additional screening by the landlord or someone acting under the landlord’s authority.
(b) Additionally, it is the intent and purpose of the City to protect the relocation rights of such households. To further such purpose, it is the intent of the City to require that any relocation plans produced by the project sponsor of a Public Housing Development Project must be reviewed by the City department providing the Financial Assistance, as well as to establish the San Francisco Residential Rent Stabilization and Arbitration Board as an independent third party to review relocation claims and make advisory recommendations thereon to the SFHA for its final determination. This Chapter 39 shall be construed consistent with the intent and purpose as stated in this Section 39.2, and in accordance with applicable state and federal law.
(c) HOPE SF, the City’s signature anti-poverty and equity initiative, is committed to breaking intergenerational patterns related to the insidious impacts of trauma and poverty, and to creating economic and social opportunities for current and former public housing residents through deep investments in education, economic mobility, health, and safety. The HOPE SF master plans consist of a mixed-use, mixed-income development with several different components: (1) construction of public infrastructure; (2) demolition and one-for-one replacement of all public housing units; (3) development of new private affordable housing on affordable parcels; (4) development of private residential projects on market rate parcels; and (5) development of community improvements (e.g., open space areas, community facilities). In addition to protecting the relocation rights of current HOPE SF residents, it is critical to minimize permanent displacement of former HOPE SF residents and provide an opportunity for both current and former HOPE SF residents to live in and benefit from their revitalized community. Therefore, it is a necessary and important public purpose for the City to provide current and former HOPE SF residents of a Former Public Housing Development a right to, and the highest priority for, an affordable housing unit or other financially subsidized unit in a revitalized housing development under HOPE SF.
(Former Sec. 39.2 added by Ord. 401-96, App. 10/21/96; amended by Ord. 274-97, App. 7/3/97; Ord. 361-98, App. 12/11/98; Ord. 2-00, File No. 992000, App. 1/13/2000; repealed by Ord. 171-03, File No. 030422, App. 7/3/2003)