As Our Supervisor, VALLIE IS FIGHTING TO PROTECT TENANTS AND CREATE NEW AFFORDABLE HOUSING.
VALLIE HAS A LONG HISTORY FIGHTING FOR TENANTS’ RIGHTS
Vallie grew up housing insecure, even living for some time in a van.
Vallie understands the plight of tenants because she’s lived it herself—during her early years in San Francisco, she struggled to pay rent, and was evicted more than once.
She supported Prop 10 to repeal Costa Hawkins, expand rent control to buildings built after 1995, and implement vacancy controls.
VALLIE HAS TAKEN AN ACTIVE AND CREATIVE APPROACH TO PROTECTING RENTERS
Vallie created Displaced Tenant Preference to help at-risk or displaced renters find new housing and give them higher priority in lotteries for affordable housing.
She created Neighborhood Preference Policy to give existing local residents priority for new affordable housing in District 5.
Vallie expanded the City’s program to buy at-risk rent-controlled buildings by $40 million, preventing Ellis Act evictions and permanently preserving affordable, rent-controlled housing.
VALLIE IS PROTECTING TENANTS FROM UNFAIR RENT HIKES & ABUSIVE LANDLORDS
Vallie created a new Tenants’ Ombudsman to mediate disputes between tenants and landlords before eviction notices are ever sent.
Vallie supports legislation to end “reno-victions,” preventing the displacement of rent-controlled tenants when landlords “renovate” and relist their apartments at higher prices.
Vallie funded new rental subsidies for unexpected events like the sudden loss of a roommate, partner, or job and expanded San Francisco’s Working Families Credit.
With her colleagues on the Board, Sandra Lee Fewer & Aaron Peskin, Vallie is working to strengthen guidelines for when rent pass-throughs are permissible.
VALLIE IS WORKING HARD TO ADDRESS OUR HOUSING CRISIS
Vallie is working to create new apartments in District 5 while preserving the unique character of our neighborhoods.
Vallie fought for legislation requiring 20% inclusionary affordability for new apartments on Divisadero, the highest in the City at the time.
Vallie is pushing to pass Prop A this November, the $600 million Affordable Housing Bond.