1980

Opening of the Tenderloin Housing Clinic

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?”

1980

Housing clinic gives new lease on life

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!

1981

Proposal for First Full-Time Attorney

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. 

1981

Gray Panthers Letter of Support

The Director of the Gray Panthers pens a letter to the Berkeley Law Foundation in support  of THC’s campaign to hire a full-time attorney. 

1982

Tenderloin Elderly & Worker Co-Op Funded

As a recent UC Hastings graduate, Randy Shaw received funding from the Berkeley Law Foundation (BLF) for the Anti-Displacement Project, a program of the newly formed Tenderloin Housing Clinic.

1982

Current Grantee News

THC’s Anti-Displacement Project receives a one-time $15,000 grant from the Berkeley Law Foundation (BLF) to provide support to low-income residents in San Francisco’s Tenderloin neighborhood.

1982

Lower Your Rent!

Early THC flyer notifying tenants of their housing rights and offering support for those facing unsafe or unsanitary living conditions.

1982

NLAF’s Support for THC Proposal

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.

1982

1980 Budget

A glimpse at THC’s early operating costs.