Tenderloin tents are now rare. Open-air drug dealing is still all too common. Heather Knight Sep. 5, 2020 Updated: Sep. 5, 2020 4 a.m. Mask on. Plastic gloves pulled up. Her San Francisco 49ers cap pulled down over her brow. Rosa Alvarado, a 58-year-old grandmother of seven, means business. Monday afternoons…
THC Believes that Black Lives Matter
The past several months have been a challenge for everyone. We created a video to celebrate our staff, the heroes of THC, who have shown incredible strength and resilience throughout this time.
February 2020: THC Celebrates 40th Anniversary
In 1980, THC opened to preserve SRO hotels, improve conditions for tenants, and strenthen protections for SROs. Today, these issues still remain central to our mission.
The Bristol Hotel is Officially Open!
On Tuesday, August 13th, Tenderloin Housing Clinic (THC) officially opened the Bristol Hotel, a 57-unit Step-Up building for residents currently in supportive housing. The hotel’s first operating years have been funded by a generous donation from Lynne and Marc Benioff, Salesforce CEO,m after which the city will take over funding….
THC Director Randy Shaw’s New Book, Generation Priced Out: Who Gets to Live in the New Urban America (UC Press)
THC Founder and Executive Director has written a new book on a subject we know well at THC: the affordable housing crisis. Decrying how progressive cities like San Francisco have enacted policies that price out working and middle-class residents, Shaw’s book is a call to action for cities to instead…
Tenants in SF Mid-Market Eviction Dispute Would Get to Stay Under City Agreement
About a dozen artists facing eviction from a Central Market Street building would be able to stay in their homes under a tentative agreement that would have the city fund the purchase of the 15 units and place them under THC’s management.
THC to Manage Bristol Hotel with Financial Support from Salesforce CEO Marc Benioff
THC’s acquisition of the Bristol Hotel was made possible in part by a generous $6.1 million donation from Salesforce CEO Marc Benioff which will subsidize rental costs for new tenants. The hotel will provide permanent housing opportunities for 58 formerly homeless adults.
THC’s Transitional Housing Program Manager Honored at Inaugural Recovery Summit
In May, the Adult Probation Department hosted their inaugural San Francisco Recovery Summit, aptly titled “Inspiring Change,” to celebrate leaders in public health and recovery services in San Francisco and the success of individuals in recovery. Alisea Wesley-Clark, THC’s Transitional Housing Program Manager, was awarded the Recovery Ambassador Award for…
Why Hasn’t the Tenderloin Gentrified Like the Rest of San Francisco?
Listen to Kelly O’Mara, KQED, examine the history of the Tenderloin and how it became the neighborhood we know today. Featuring Randy Shaw, THC Executive Director.
Is the Tenderloin “Slowly Gentrifying”?
SRO Hotels and the passing of the June 2018 Housing For All ballot measure could protect low-income TL residents against gentrification, but the safety of TL residents remains at risk.