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(a) Midtown Park Apartments (“Midtown”), located at 1415 Scott Street (Lot 31, Assessor’s Block 1099), is a City-owned apartment complex in the Western Addition neighborhood that opened in 1968 to provide housing to families displaced by urban renewal policies. From 1968 to 2014, a tenant board was empowered to make decisions regarding Midtown’s management and development, and Midtown tenants generally received rent increases commensurate with the city’s rent control laws.
(b) On or about January 31, 2014, the Mayor’s Office of Housing and Community Development (“MOHCD”) began to operate Midtown under a Rent Modification Program and Maximum Rent Schedule and set rents as a percentage of the tenant’s gross household income, while also considering factors such as median income for San Francisco, household size, and number of bedrooms. With rents being set under this program, the City’s Rent Ordinance (Administrative Code Ch. 37) did not apply, and some tenants began to experience rent increases not allowed under the Rent Ordinance. The Board of Supervisors finds it is appropriate and in the public interest to allow tenants who had been residing at Midtown to receive the benefits of the rent control provisions of the Rent Ordinance even while the MOHCD program remains in effect. This Chapter 37B shall not affect or impair the Rent Ordinance from applying if the City ceases ownership of Midtown and/or this MOHCD program of controlling and regulating the rents at Midtown.
(Added by Ord. 213-20, File No. 200518, App. 10/30/2020, Eff. 11/30/2020)