The rental situation in San Francisco is getting to be pretty absurd. The practices of landlords raising rent on longtime tenants and people getting Ellis Act-ed have become commonplace, and things don’t really seem to be getting any easier. Photographer Scot Hampton is pissed, so he put together a photo essay parodying the ridiculous turn of the real estate market in San Francisco.
He got the idea initially a couple months ago, reading the Ellis Act Evictions Map a fellow artist created, and a few weeks later, he went down to the hardware store to buy up a few “For Rent” signs, and started shooting. Then he posted this on Craigslist.
Here are a few choice pics from his essay—head over to his project’s site to view all the pictures in SF For Rent, and keep on the lookout for his future Anti-Eviction projects.
Waterfront Condo – $5000
Waterfront condo in the highly desirable, up-and-coming mid-Market area. Luxurious living at its finest! Enjoy the sounds and smells of the UN Plaza fountain as you relax in your condo after a hard day of complaining about the homeless. Close to public transportation, Civic Center Farmers Market, @Twitter, the @Tenderloin and several aggressive seagulls. 33 SQ. FT. Utilities not included, nor available.
Garden Penthouse Studio – $7350
Garden penthouse studio in mid-Market area. Light and Airy! You’ll enjoy the fresh breezes of Market street as they blow through your perfectly manicured and landscaped garden. Coveted mid-market area, close to shops and right on the major Muni and BART lines. Landscaping included. Utilities not included.
Studio Container – $2000
Container living in SOMA! All the rage, modern container living right in SOMA! Studio container with open floor plan, built-in bench and rooftop garden. Close to SFMOMA, Yerba Buena Gardens, shops and public transportation. Utilities not included. Please DO NOT DISTURB current tenant!
Basement 1 BR – $3500
Spacious basement apartment. Classic architecture; very Romanesque and gothic! Arched interiors! Close to public transportation. PG&E not included. Not ADA-compliant; requires the use of a ladder for entry.
Cozy “Studio” – $4100
Cozy “studio” with skylights right in the heart of the rapidly redeveloping mid-Market area. Daily housekeeping included! Right on several major Muni lines, and close to BART. Perfect for the daily commuter. Utilities not included. .83 SQ. FT.