1983

Freezing S.F. Renters Get Cold Shoulder

The Coalition for Code Enforcement says thousands are shivering in apartments and residential hotels because The City’s building inspection department is failing to enforce its own laws.

 

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 set stiffer penalties for violators.

1983

Tenderloin Slum Lords Command Obedience from Paying Lodgers

Tenants in San Francisco residential hotels are allowed no visitors and experience lock outs. Randy Shaw pushes for legislation to be made instead of a slower litigation route, to get tenants’ rights to visitors.

1983

Lockout Case Study

THC defends tenants that experience a “lockout” from their rooms at a residential hotel.

 

1983

Tenants Protest Lock-Outs

Tenants protest lockouts as the frequency of them skyrockets. Tenants and Advocates look to the police to enforce Penal code Section 418, the law forbidding landlords from locking out a tenant.

1983

Hotel Visitors – Revised Legislation

Revised legislation to eliminate absolute restrictions on visitors of residential hotels.
The legislation requires a compromise from both tenants and hotel owners.