Tenderloin Housing Clinic letter to Dept of Social Services in hopes of DSS funding THC’s Modified Payments Program.
Mayor Art Agnos reflects on progress made for homeless people in San Francisco, and speaks of future plans to continue this progress.
A comprehensive study of residential hotel room rates has determined that 90% of San Francisco’s General Assistance population cannot afford a permanent place to live
Tenderloin Housing Clinic’s Modified Payment Program as a win-win for everyone: welfare recipients paid cheaper rent for permanent housing, hotel operators were guaranteed higher occupancy rates and steady income, and San Francisco could reduce the cost of the emergency housing program.
From September to November 1988 the Modified Payment Program housed 90 welfare recipients, with THC paying their pre-negotiated rent directly to hotel operators.
A tenant of a Tenderloin Residential Hotel makes a big difference at an SRO. The SRO, The Camelot, partnered with THC’s modified payment program and to hire a new manager; Craig Lee was that man.
THC announces the beginning of the job program available to MPP clients.
SF Social Services looks for a solution for homelessness in a “modified payment plan,” in which the people pay $250 to $275 a month for a room rented for extended periods rather than a few days at a time. The Manager of Social Services highlights that long term housing and not temporary housing is the key to this goal.
San Francisco’s Department of Social Services writes to the national Department of Health and Human Services to request that THC’s MPP program be expanded to SSI recipients, who at the time are excluded from the program unless they secure a representative or co-payee.
Tenants in the Hotline Hotel Program are urged to join THC’s new Modified Payment Program.