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(a) Notwithstanding any provisions in this Code to the contrary, including Section 1359, the Department of Public Works shall not sell residential condominium conversion lottery tickets to; shall not accept a residential condominium conversion subdivision application from; and shall deny a tentative subdivision or tentative parcel map for residential condominium conversion submitted by the owner(s) of a building that meets all of the following conditions:
(1) the building had two or more evictions with each eviction associated with a separate unit(s);
(2) issuance of each eviction notice occurred on or after May 1, 2005; and,
(b) Subsection (a) also shall apply to the owner(s) of a building with one or more evictions if the person(s) evicted was a senior, disabled, or catastrophically ill tenant and the issuance of the eviction notice occurred in accordance with the conditions of Subsections (a)(2) and (3).
(1) For purposes of this Subsection, a "senior" shall be a person who is 60 years or older and has been residing in the unit for ten years or more at the time of issuance of the eviction notice; a "disabled" tenant is defined for purposes of this Section as a person who is disabled within the meaning of Title 42 U.S.C. Section 12102(2)(A); and a "catastrophically ill" tenant is defined for purposes of this Subsection as a person who is disabled as defined above, and who is suffering from a life threatening illness as certified by his or her primary care physician.
(c) Subsections (a) and (b) shall apply to all buildings subject to such provisions without regard to whether the current owner(s) initiated or otherwise participated in the eviction(s).
(d) If the Department determines that an applicant has knowingly provided false material information concerning subsections (a) or (b) above, the Department shall immediately deny the application for the lottery, or if the applicant has submitted an application for conversion, shall immediately deny the application for conversion. Moreover, the Department, the Director, or other authorized person or entity may also enforce the provisions of this Section under section 1304 or any other applicable provision of law as warranted.
(e) For purposes of subsections (a) and (b), "eviction" shall mean the issuance of a written notice terminating tenancy pursuant to Administrative Code Sections 37.9(a)(8), 37.9(a)(10), 37.9(a)(11), or 37.9(a)(13); provided, however, that if the property owner(s) issues then withdraws the eviction notice prior to its expiration and the tenant receiving the notice remains in tenancy for at least 120 days following the expiration of the notice, the property owner's action shall not be deemed an eviction pursuant to this subsection.
(f) Notwithstanding the limitations set forth in Subsection (a), a building that meets the conditions of Subsections (a)(1) – (3) but did not result in the issuance of an eviction notice, as defined, to a senior, disabled, or catastrophically ill tenant shall be eligible for conversion ten (10) years following the date of the last eviction from the building. Conversion of a 2-unit building pursuant to this Section shall be subject to Section 1359 except that both units in the building shall be owner-occupied by the same owners of record for ten (10) years prior to the date of application for Conversion. Conversion of a building of up to six (6) units pursuant to this section shall be subject to the provisions of Article 9 except that the owner occupancy requirements of Sections 1396(a) and (b) shall be ten (10) years prior to the date of registration for the lottery as selected by the Director.
(g) Notwithstanding the limitations set forth in Subsection (a) or (b), a building where one or more eviction notices, as defined, were issued after May 1, 2005, shall be exempt from this Section 1396.2 if each unit in the building was occupied by a separate owner of record on April 4, 2006, the introduction date of this legislation.
(Ord. 112-06, File No. 060443, App. 5/22/2006)