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Man evicted after rent increased by $6,200 a month

Posted: 6:20 PM, Jun 25, 2016
Updated: 2016-06-26 17:11:45Z

A San Francisco man is hoping to stave off eviction after having his monthly rent payment increase in June from $1,800 to $8,000, according to ABC 7. 

Neil Hutchinson is supposed to move out of his longtime San Francisco home on July 21, several weeks before a hearing by the San Francisco Rent Board. Hutchinson is appealing the increase in rent to the board, but the group will not hear his case until early August, ABC 7 reports. 

"I lived here a long time," Hutchinson told the station. "I pay my rent on time."

"I've basically been hit with a rent increase of 400 percent," Hutchinson added. "I don't know where I'm going to go if I have to leave here."

Hutchinson's neighborhood is in an infamous community. Scenes from "The Dead Pool," starring Clint Eastwood, were filmed in the area.

According to the site Trulia, the average rent payment in San Francisco is $4,500 a month. This comes as property values have increased by 5.3 percent in the last year.