About the Archive

Since opening in February 1980, the Tenderloin Housing Clinic (THC) has played a key role in major campaigns and policy developments around tenants’ rights, homelessness, affordable housing, and the Tenderloin, 6th Street, and Mid-Market neighborhoods. However, finding information about what tenants were fighting for in the 1980’s and 1990’s, for example, is not easy. We created this archive to ensure this history of tenant struggles survives and is accessible to those interested in reading about it.

Many of the archived documents come from newspaper articles in the pre-Internet era. While THC is mentioned in many of these articles, the archive is designed as a history of campaigns around the above issues, not a history of THC. Articles readily available online have not been included. Readers may visit the archive at BeyondChron.org for coverage of issues beginning in April 2004. 

We hope you enjoy this historical archive of issues central to THC’s mission and we welcome your feedback! 

July 13, 1985: Tenderloin Housing Clinic Executive Director, Randy Shaw, leads a “March for Safer Streets” in the Tenderloin Neighborhood.