THC circulated a flyer announcing our grand opening in 1980. The feature photo depicts a tenant holding a sign that reads “I live on Social Security and can’t afford an increase. Will the landlord evict me, too?”
Hastings Law News covers the opening of the Tenderloin Housing Clinic, founded by Hastings Law students. The legal services highlighted in this 1980 article are still offered by THC today!
A glimpse at THC’s early operating costs.
Early promotional flyer for Tenderloin Housing Clinic services.
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.
The Neighborhood Legal Assistance Foundation was often relied upon by early THC volunteers to support tenants with legal representation. Their support of THC’s proposal for a full-time attorney helped THC secure the funding needed to provide our own legal representation to tenants.
The Director of the Gray Panthers pens a letter to the Berkeley Law Foundation in support of THC’s campaign to hire a full-time attorney.
As a recent UC Hastings graduate, Randy Shaw received funding from the Berkeley Law Foundation (BLF) for the Anti-Displacement Project, a program of the newly formed Tenderloin Housing Clinic.
THC’s Anti-Displacement Project receives a one-time $15,000 grant from the Berkeley Law Foundation (BLF) to provide support to low-income residents in San Francisco’s Tenderloin neighborhood.
Early THC flyer notifying tenants of their housing rights and offering support for those facing unsafe or unsanitary living conditions.