Shared: S.F. in-law units may emerge from shadows via proposed law (SFGate)

By John Wildermuth

Marie Morales will be evicted from her Parkside district in-law rental now that the home has been sold. She's having trouble finding an affordable place. Photo: Leah Millis, The Chronicle 

Marie Morales will be evicted from her Parkside district in-law rental now that the home has been sold. She's having trouble finding an affordable place. Photo: Leah Millis, The Chronicle 

Tens of thousands of illegal in-law apartments now tucked into basements and garages throughout San Francisco could officially become part of the city's housing market under a plan to legalize those underground rental units.

But similar attempts to bring the so-called "granny flats" out of the shadows and into the legal light have failed over the past 20 years, victims of a variety of worries and concerns. Those concerns are expected to be raised Thursday when the City Planning Commissiontakes up Supervisor David Chiu's proposed legislation.

For Chiu, the timing is right for a change in the way the city handles the now-illegal units.

 

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