San Francisco – At 1pm on Saturday, September 14th, the direct action housing rights group, Eviction Free San Francisco (formerly Eviction Free Summer), gathered at the business place of the 460Noe Group LLC (Dr. Tran and Associates Dental Office at 1755 Decoto Road in Union City, California) to protest the unfair eviction of 63 year-old disabled man Jeremy Mykaels in San Francisco. Previously, Eviction Free San Francisco traveled to the home of LLC partner William H. Young to demand that he and his partners, John H. Do and Cu Mai, drop the Ellis Act eviction notice that was served to Mr. Mykaels a year ago. Eviction Free San Francisco will continue protesting the LLC unless Mr. Mykaels is allowed to remain in his home of nineteen years.
Says Jeremy Mykaels about Eviction Free San Francisco:
“I really appreciate the wonderful people who are protesting on my behalf to help me keep my rent-controlled home and in doing so also bringing to light the fact that I am but one of many long-time San Franciscans being evicted by uncaring real estate speculators under the Ellis Act.”
Eviction Free Summer began as Eviction Free San Francisco in June, 2013 after being formed by housing rights activists interested in applying direct action methods to fight the use of the Ellis Act and other state laws to evict for the purpose of real estate speculation.
Say Eviction Free San Francisco organizer Carmen Simon about the group:
"Working on Jeremy's case has meant a lot to me, both politically and personally. In many ways he is a perfect example of who Eviction Free San Francisco is fighting for: seniors, long-time San Franciscans, and people who otherwise don't have a lot of options. Many people here are on his side. The trick is getting his out of town evictors to pay attention."
The protest included speaking to the community about Jeremy’s campaign and the general displacement of many long-term San Franciscans. Many spectators of the protest inquired about additional information.
To learn more about Eviction Free San Francisco (formerly Eviction Free Summer) and the group’s current campaigns, visit their Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/EvictionFreeSummer.