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!
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.
Early THC flyer notifying tenants of their housing rights and offering support for those facing unsafe or unsanitary living conditions.
Tenderloin Housing Clinic files a class-action suit against Kaussen on behalf of low-income tenants, many of whom are refugees.
THC’s first pamphlet highlighting our early accomplishments and the services provided.
In 1992, San Francisco voters passed Proposition H which adjusted the maximum annual rent increase for rent-controlled apartments to 60% of the Consumer Price Index for the Bay Area.
A 1992 flyer featuring the Tenderloin Housing Clinic advocates for voter support of Proposition H, which would eliminate the annual 4% rent increase floor.
This Yes on Prop H campaign flyer sought to get voter attention by being styled like an advertisement for the medical cream Preparation H.