Freezing S.F. Renters Get Cold Shoulder

The Coalition for Code Enforcement says thousands are shivering in apartments and residential hotels because The City’s building inspection department is failing to enforce its own laws.



Inspectors Trashed Reports, Activist Says

The San Francisco City Attorney’s office is called in to sort out a dispute between the city’s Bureau of Building Inspection (BBI) and the Tenderloin Housing Clinic, who accused the BBI of throwing away public documents related to unsafe rental property.


City is Losing Fight Against Slumlords

Buildings and units with significant code violations or those erected illegally are found to remain unabated by the Bureau of Building Inspection for years. 


Renters Storm BBI & City Hall, Demand Action

Renters protest at BBI and City Hall for action to be done about the code violations they are forced to live with in San Francisco low income hotels and SROs.


Lawsuit Over Unsafe Hotels

Tenants filed suit charging the city with allegedly ignoring code violations and placing the lives of thousands of low-income and disabled residents at risk.



Judge Upholds BBI Time Limits

A judge orders the Bureau of Building Inspection to meet code enforcement deadlines–a  win for tenants and their advocacy groups.