Tenants in San Francisco residential hotels are allowed no visitors and experience lock outs. Randy Shaw pushes for legislation to be made instead of a slower litigation route, to get tenants’ rights to visitors.
THC defends tenants that experience a “lockout” from their rooms at a residential hotel.
Tenants protest illegal lockouts and the district attorney’s failure to prosecute landlords that do them.
THC speaks out about blanket “No Visitor” Policies at Residential Hotels. These policies leave tenants open to eviction if violated and do not allow social workers to see their clients.
Tenants protest lockouts as the frequency of them skyrockets. Tenants and Advocates look to the police to enforce Penal code Section 418, the law forbidding landlords from locking out a tenant.
Revised legislation to eliminate absolute restrictions on visitors of residential hotels.
The legislation requires a compromise from both tenants and hotel owners.
Residential hotels are awarded lifeline utility rates, a win for residential hotel owners as it can shave up to a million off hotel utility bills annually.
Supervisor Walker looks to have residential hotel residents not be taxed if their rent is less than $20.00 a day. This a change from the (then) current exemption at $5.00 which is basically unseen in the city.
Tenants in San Francisco are forced to live in poor living conditions. The Tenderloin Housing Clinic helps defend these tenants rights.
SF Superior Court Jury awards residents of a Tenderloin Residential Hotel $165,000 after suffering through the long years of fixes being made to the building.