Tenderloin Housing Clinic letter to Dept of Social Services in hopes of DSS funding THC’s Modified Payments Program.
Tenderloin Housing Clinic’s Modified Payment Program as a win-win for everyone: welfare recipients paid cheaper rent for permanent housing, hotel operators were guaranteed higher occupancy rates and steady income, and San Francisco could reduce the cost of the emergency housing program.
From September to November 1988 the Modified Payment Program housed 90 welfare recipients, with THC paying their pre-negotiated rent directly to hotel operators.
SF Social Services looks for a solution for homelessness in a “modified payment plan,” in which the people pay $250 to $275 a month for a room rented for extended periods rather than a few days at a time. The Manager of Social Services highlights that long term housing and not temporary housing is the key to this goal.
Julia Lopez, the new General Manager of San Francisco’s Department of Social Services, supports THC’s proposal to officially establish the Modified Payment Program.
Flyer from THC urging GA participants to join the Modified Payment Program to get permanent housing,.
Tenderloin Housing Clinic creates a job referral program for formerly homeless participants in the Modified Payment Program.
Renovations on residential hotels continue as they’ve become part of the City’s Modified Payment Program. Tenderloin Housing Clinic vows that no rooms on the MPP will have code violations.