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.
Department of Social Services Recommends MPP Contract
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.
Report Urges Rent Subsidy for San Francisco’s Homeless
A report released in 1998 demonstrates that a City rent subsidy program would provide at least 270 homeless welfare recipients with housing and increased job opportunities.