Advocates for tenant rights have recently created an animated map highlighting Ellis Act evictions, all 3,705 of them since 1997, to highlight how landlords and city policy are affecting renters. The map is used to highlight the fact that one Ellis Act eviction can often cover a building with more than one unit, so the number of families affected is greater than it would first appear. The time-lapse map uses "explosions" to highlight the number of families evicted with each act. The larger the explosion, the more families displaced. Anti-Eviction Mapping Project, the group behind the map, say they are "visualizing what gentrification and displacement seek to invisibilize." The map is the first in a planned series.
·The Ellis Act [antievictionmappingproject.net]
·Anti-Eviction Mapping Project [Homepage]
·Time-lapse map shows Ellis Act impacts [SF Examiner]