Rent control is a controversial issue, but I know one issue which is not controversial:
And although she's grateful for her pending settlement and the legal help she got from the Tenderloin Housing Clinic, she knows a few extra thousand dollars and a few extra months will go only so far with her Social Security payments of $500 a month.
'It's just so brutal -- I'll be 68 this year. Why did they have to buy this place?' she asks with a sigh. 'Can you tell people, if anyone has a one-bedroom they're renting ... I have a cat but I'm very reliable.'
You don't kick little, old ladies out of their houses when they're 68 years old and living off of a $500 a month Social Security check.