Proposal for First Full-Time Attorney

THC’s early success in advocating for tenant rights led founder Randy Shaw to seek funding for a full-time attorney, to increase THC’s power to defend tenants. This proposal excerpt, submitted in 1981, began THC’s first expansion of organization staffing. 


1980 Budget

A glimpse at THC’s early operating costs.


Residential Hotel Conversions

Randy Shaw advocates for tenants in an attack on speculative landlord Adam Sparks following Sparks’ claim that the Residential Hotel Conversion Ordinance violates his rights as a landlord.


Letter to the Editor Re: Prop. G

In 1994, Randy Shaw writes to the San Francisco Examiner Editor to clarify THC’s support of Prop G not being the result of personal bias against building inspectors but of outrage at the BBI’s failure to uphold livable housing conditions for low-income residents.


The Case for Prop. G

Randy Shaw advocates for Proposition G in a 1994 letter to the Editor of the San Francisco Chronicle.