This past Saturday, October 19th, 2013, Eviction Free San Francisco brought to light the crisis of epidemic Ellis Act Evictions in San Francisco’s Castro District. Among those in the Castro, and in District 8, that have been hard hit is the generation of gay men, who lived through the 80′s AIDS crisis, and are now living with AIDS themselves. One of those men is Eviction Free San Francisco member Jeremy Mykaels, whose eviction date has come up.
Jeremy, like so many of his generation, thought he would be allowed to spend his retirement years in the neighborhood that has been his home for the past four decades. That was until he was served his Ellis Act paperwork by the 460Noe Group LLC in September 2012. Now Jeremy, who receives all of his medical care in San Francisco, is faced with the prospect of having to relocate on disability income…meaning he will probably have to find housing outside of the City, and possibly the Bay Area.
For Jeremy, and many other LGBT seniors, living in San Francisco is more than just a luxury. San Francisco and the greater Bay Area is known for not only it’s Gay Liberation history, but also for pioneering high quality social services direct towards Lesbian, Gay, Bi-Sexual, and Transgender individuals that may face discrimination when accessing services elsewhere. Specifically, the network of providers that treat AIDS cases is known worldwide. It is unclear that Jeremy, and others in his circumstance, would be able to just “pick-up and leave” to another state and still be able to afford housing and specialized medical care, let alone have to mitigate the possibility of known prejudice that some medical practitioners still harbor towards LGBT people.
Present at the rally were speakers from the housing and tenants rights movement, as well as members of the Boards of Supervisors Scott Wiener, John Avalos, and David Campos. Supervisor Avalos is aiming to pass legislation that will re-shape the approval of merges of multi-unit into single-unit dwellings. And Supervisor Campos has taken on the lack of housing for San Francisco’s large LGBT population, two thirds of which is estimated to be homeless. While this support is encouraging, it may not be fast enough to help Jeremy Mykaels.
We are encouraging our membership to directly confront the 460Noe Group LLC, who are responsible for eviction Jeremy.
They can be reached at:
William H. Young
Cuong (Cu) Mai
And for partner John H. Du, call Cybelle Tran, DDS. Phone: (510) 487-8533
Ms. Tran’s place of business has been the hosting address for the LLC in the past. We have reason to believe that she and John H. Du are business partners, and possibly live together. Her business address is:
1755 Decoto Rd
Union City, CA 94587
Also, please share and sign our petition on Change.org: https://www.change.org/petitions/rescind-the-unjust-eviction-of-jeremy-mykaels-under-the-ellis-act-now
For more information on Jeremy’s eviction fight and the Ellis Act: EllisHurtsSeniors.org