Since our inception, The Q Foundation has successfully passed legislation aimed at stabilizing housing for low income and working class communities in San Francisco. In 1994 our legislation, No Fast Pass to Eviction, successfully curbed the targeting of building with senior or disabled tenants for Ellis Act evictions. We passed legislation that required landlords to stop evicting Domestic Partner as so-called 'unauthorized sub-tenants'. Worked with our colleagues in the tenant and affordable housing communities to pass Prop C - The Housing Trust Fund, and successfully thwarted attempts to grant condo conversion giveaway, replacing it with a 10 year moratorium on condo conversion.
In 2014, we successfully passed the Equal Housing Ordinance to require large residential developers in San Francisco to disclose whether or not they have national policies that prohibit housing discrimination based on sexual orientation or gender identity.Â
This November 4, voters will decide on Prop G - the anti speculation measure. We introduced this call to action with Cleve Jones at the annual Harvey Milk / George Moscone Candlelight Memorial and March on City Hall in November, 2013, and working with our colleagues, brought it to the Citywide Tenant Convention in 2014, where it received 77% of the vote to go to the Ballot.Â