July 29, 2014 Slideshows

SF Tenants Union protests conversion of homes into illegal Airbnb rentals 

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Members of San Francisco Tenants Union, along with the Anti-Eviction Mapping Project held a protest outside a home at 1937 Mason Street in North Beach Tuesday, July 29, shedding light on the fact that the home is being illegally converted to a hotel through Airbnb for the convenience of San Francisco tourists. Demonstrators then walked the streets of the North Beach neighborhood, placing neon green stickers on other nearby homes, stating they are also being illegally converted by Airbnb, forcing the previous tenants out.
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Andrew Szetzo, an organizer with the San Francisco Tenants Union, places a green sticker on the outside of a home at 30 Winter Place in North Beach Tuesday, July 29 stating the home is being illegaly used as a hotel. The apartment is being rented at $745 a night through Airbnb.
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Protesters associated with the Housing Rights Committee of SF chant outside a home at 1937 Mason Street that demonstrators say is being illegally used as a hotel through AirBnB during a protest Tuesday, July 29 held by San Francisco Tenenats Union and the Anti-Eviction mapping Project
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The home at 1937 Mason Street that protesters for San Francisco Tenants Union say was illegally converted into a hotel by AirBnb, evicting previous residents.
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Protesters associated with the Housing Rights Committee of SF hold a banner outside a home at 1937 Mason Street that demonstrators say is being illegally used as a hotel through AirBnB Tuesday, July 29
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Benito Santiago, a protester who faces an Ellis Act eviction himself, places a sticker on a home at 1937 Mason Street stating that it is being illegally converted to a hotel unit through AirBnB Tuesday, July 29
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A resident on Mason Street yells at protesters rallying against evictions due to AirBnB rentals next door to his home in North Beach Tuesday, July 29.
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A neon green sticker is placed on the outside of a home at 1937 Mason Street in North Beach Tuesday, July 29 stating the home is being illegaly used as a hotel through AirBnB
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Erin McElroy leads a chants up Mason Street while members of the San Francisco Tenants Union place green stickers on the outside of homes being illegally converted into hotels through AirBnB in North Beach Tuesday, July 29.
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Andrew Szetzo of the San Francisco Tenants Union and Jennifer Fieber of the Anti-Eviction Mapping Project look at a map of North Beach while placing neon green stickers on the outside of homes that are being illegaly used as a hotels through AirBnB Tuesday, July 29.
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"Evicted" signs placed by protesters associated with San Francisco Tenants Union sit outside a home at 1937 Mason Street in North Beach that demonstrators say is being illegally used as a hotel through AirBnB Tuesday, July 29
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Andrew Szetzo, an organizer with the San Francisco Tenants Union, places a green sticker on the outside of a home at 30 Winter Place in North Beach Tuesday, July 29 stating the home is being illegaly used as a hotel. The apartment is being rented at $745 a night through Airbnb.

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