Mission, Purpose, and Core Values
The Clinic's mission is to prevent tenant displacement, preserve and expand the City's low cost housing stock and to provide comprehensive legal assistance to low income tenants. The Clinic is successful in fulfilling this mission by providing free legal services, securing SRO units through the Master Lease program and offering comprehensive support services to our clients.
Housing First is based on the notion that a homeless person’s first and primary need is for a roof over their head. Tenderloin Housing Clinic operates on the Housing First model. Other issues may affect homeless people, but they are better addressed after they are housed.
THC preserves and improves low-income housing in the Tenderloin and surrounding communities by assisting tenants assert their legal rights, providing culturally competent supportive services, strengthening community, assisting tenants to either maintain or establish permanent housing, and creating employment and leadership opportunities for formerly homeless tenants.
THC’s staff came together to develop and define the organization’s 10 Core Values. Check out the poster on the right of the page to see the values that guide our work, inform how we interact with each other, and help us fulfill our mission.