The owners of the Lotus and Amsterdam Hotels are challenged by THC, alleging illegal use of their designated residential units for tourist rentals.
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.
The opening of live work spaces for artists give hope to the community that the block may be at a turning point.
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 activists file a lawsuit against San Francisco to enforce building codes.
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.
A Sunset Motel fights to be a Tourist Hotel – THC fights to keep it a Residential Hotel and preserve affordable housing.
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.
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.