Call to action to tenants, warning that new legislation is being pushed to allow landlords to pass of property tax costs to tenants.
Homeless advocates introduce a counterproposal to Mayor Willie Brown that would give scarce housing funds to low-income tenants rather than hotel owners, proposing a rent subsidy program to enable participants to afford permanent housing.
S.F. Works to Alter Homelessness Cycle
This Chronicle article highlights THC’s 1998 efforts to encourage City sponsorship of a rental subsidy program that would allow GA recipients to remain housed while they transition to work.
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.
Residents Want Tourists in Sunset Motel
A Sunset Motel fights to be a Tourist Hotel – THC fights to keep it a Residential Hotel and preserve affordable housing.
“Stop the Beach Motel Conversion!”
A flyer circulated among Sunset neighborhood residents falsely categorizes THC’s attempt to stop the illegal conversion of the Beach Motel as a project that will house felons and lead to increased homeless presence.
‘Hotelization’ Restrictions OK’d by Panel
Supervisors approve legislation aimed at reducing hotelization.
Museum Bond Held Hostage
The de Young Museum is put in the crossfire of a landlord tenant battle. The costs for the museum are to be paid for with bonds from the city.. landlords threaten to fight the Museum and other bonds unless costs can be shifted onto tenants.
Debates Over Bond Measure Costs
With the impending passage of a $90 million bond measure to support the de Young Museum in 1998, tenant advocates, including THC, voiced their opposition to passing the cost of bonds on to tenants.
Supporters of Eviction Law Say They Will Appeal
Seniors are at risk again for eviction after the moratorium on move-in evictions for seniors is lifted. Supporters of the anti-eviction law vow to appeal the decision.