Plan to Cut Welfare Housing Costs Gets Trial Run

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.


Program Makes Room for Homeless

From September to November 1988 the Modified Payment Program housed 90 welfare recipients, with THC paying their pre-negotiated rent directly to hotel operators.


Optimistic Report on Homelessness

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.



Renovation Work Under Way In Hotels

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.