THC represents tenants of the Folsom Street Hotel, a residential building, alleging they were improperly denied a return to their home following a fire at the building. The City’s Zoning Chief is pressured to investigate the illegal conversion of the hotel into a youth hostel rebranded as the Soma Inn.
Category: Preserving Affordable Housing
THC has led efforts to protect San Francisco SRO Hotels and tenants since our founding in 1980. We spent years trying to strengthen the city’s 1981 Hotel Conversion Ordinance and finally succeeded in 1990. We soon obtained injunctions against over 25 law-breaking hotels.
Tenants Picket Shorenstein’s Hotel
Tenants Picket the Shorenstein’s hotel after over two dozen residents are threatened with eviction.
Tenderloin Hotel Loses Tourist Trade – Now Only Permanent Residents
The West Cork Hotel renovates and tries to reopen with tourist rooms taking up most of the hotel. THC argues that new tourist hotels are banned in that area.
Legal Settlement Creates Affordable Units in Nob Hill
The fist enforcement in 6 years of the City’s Apartment Conversion Ordinance is made. This, recovering 117 apartments and 19 SROs from tourist rental.