1983

Laws to Turn The Heat Up Given an OK

A Board of Supervisors committee approved proposals requiring more heat in San Francisco residential hotels and setting stiffer penalties for violators.

1985

Tenderloin Properties of Kaussen’s Keep Shrinking

The once vast U.S. holdings of West German real estate tycoon Guenther Kaussen, one of San Francisco’s most complained about landlords, have shrunk significantly because of his precarious position.

1986

Putting the Heat On Slumlords

Tenants in San Francisco are forced to live in poor living conditions. The Tenderloin Housing Clinic helps defend these tenants rights.

1987

Memo To Sequoia Hotel Residents

Tenderloin Housing Clinic offer legal representation to former tenants of the Sequoia hotel who are interested in moving back in once the renovation is complete.

1993

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 and the Tenderloin Housing Clinic, who accused the BBI of throwing away public documents related to unsafe rental property.

1998

Clinic Wins the Case But Might Lose the Fees

Roy Frye starts a case against THC with attorneys Andrew Zacks and Paul Utrecht. Claiming that THC can’t charge contingency fees because the organization is not registered with the State Bar, although its attorneys are. In San Francisco Superior Court its ruled that THC did not commit fraud but the rest of the case must go to trial.

1999

Vanishing Act

Issues over the Ellis Act and how it can be used – THC argues that housing is housing regardless of the act being invoked.

 

 

2004

Nonprofit Legal Agencies Must Register with State Bar

A state ruling states that; nonprofit organizations can’t practice law in California unless they’ve registered with the State Bar. Nonprofits grapple with where that leaves them and there ability to enter contingency fee agreements. The issue will go back to trial.