The owners of the Lotus and Amsterdam Hotels are challenged by THC, alleging illegal use of their designated residential units for tourist rentals.
Author: Rachel Gordon
Homeless Renovate Old 6th Street Hotel
The Sunnyside Hotel and Jefferson Hotel renovation, organized by the Tenderloin Housing Clinic, were the first of their kind, using the labor of formerly homeless recipients to renovate the building.
Artists Find a Home on Sixth Street
The opening of live work spaces for artists give hope to the community that the block may be at a turning point.
Inspections By Other Agencies: Faster Service, Heftier Fines
City agencies such as the Fire and Health departments have stiff fines and speedier enforcement programs than those of the Bureau of Building Inspection.
Tenants Groups Sue S.F. to Enforce Building Codes
Tenants activists file a lawsuit against San Francisco to enforce building codes.
City Giving Landlords Easy Ride
Critics of the Bureau of Building Inspection continue to argue its enforcement process, or lack thereof, gives landlords too much time and too few penalties when cited for building improvements.
Residents Want Tourists in Sunset Motel
A Sunset Motel fights to be a Tourist Hotel – THC fights to keep it a Residential Hotel and preserve affordable housing.
Museum Bond Held Hostage
The de Young Museum is put in the crossfire of a landlord tenant battle. The costs for the museum are to be paid for with bonds from the city.. landlords threaten to fight the Museum and other bonds unless costs can be shifted onto tenants.
First court case tests S.F. tenant eviction law
SF courts get the first landlord challenge to a law requiring owners to get permission from the City’s Planning Commission prior to converting buildings to a new use.