THC joins tenants, workers, and other local organizations to protest the substandard living and working conditions inside Kaussen’s properties.
The once vast U.S. holdings of West German real estate tycoon Guenther Kaussen, one of San Francisco’s most complained about landlords, have shrunk significantly because of his precarious position.
Accused slumlord Guenter Kaussen committed suicide on April 15, 1995. He left behind millions in debt and lawsuits, many of which were put into limbo after his death.
Trigger Warning: Suicide
Kaussen’s death sends his estate scrambling to untangle his finances, leaving many in SF and abroad uncertain about the future of his debt and active lawsuits.
Trigger Warning: suicide
Michael Brooke, the last tenant left at the Post Hotel, won’t take the owners money to move out. THC intercedes for Brooke – questions who the rooms will be rented out to after renovations.
From September to November 1988 the Modified Payment Program housed 90 welfare recipients, with THC paying their pre-negotiated rent directly to hotel operators.
Randy Shaw clarifies San Francisco’s Residential Hotel Ordinance amendments to The Examiner, saying it will ensure that residential hotel units are not rented to tourists in violation of city law. This after The Examiner claimed that the amendments would encourage harassing litigation by tenant groups.
After only 6 months since the start of the Modified Payment Program, more than 900 clients were receiving permanent housing in 37 hotels participating in the Program.
Sixth Street needs the community and our city’s leader to help turn it around.
City agencies such as the Fire and Health departments have stiff fines and speedier enforcement programs than those of the Bureau of Building Inspection.