This 2002 newsletter features the expansion of THC’s master lease program with the opening of the Looper Residence on Post Street. The Looper Residence was named after local activist Leroy Looper, who attended the opening.
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Tenderloin Housing Clinic
Serving San Francisco’s Residents Since 1980
Winter 2002 newsletter
The Master Lease Program is Expanding!
THC had a very proud moment in October, when San Francisco Supervisors, city employees and housing activists came together to dedicate the Looper Residence. Located on Post Street, near Hyde, the Looper is a charming and well-maintained hotel of 44 units. Until recently, the building had been rented exclusively to tourists, but the new owner, Rudy Columbini has decided to lease the hotel to THC to provide affordable housing units instead. The Looper residence is named after Leroy Looper, an activist who has brought empowerment, support and stability to countless San Franciscans through his many years of work as owner of the Cadillac Hotel and other projects.
Looper attended the dedication, along with his wife, Kathy and his son, Malik. Also in attendance were Supervisors Aaron Peskin and Chris Daly. Dariush Kayhan, the Director of Housing and Homeless Programs for the Department of Human Services congratulated all involved with the Master Lease program for bringing 850 units into the affordable housing portfolio since 1999. THC currently leases the Seneca Hotel on Sixth Street, the Mission Hotel on South Van Ness, the Jefferson Hotel on Eddy Street, the Vincent Hotel on Turk Street and the Hartland Hotel on Geary. All the buildings are managed by City Housing Inc., and all have support services available to the tenants. THC looks forward to expanding this affordable and effective program further in coming years.
Numbers over the past year….
- 146 SRO tenants attended the THC’s SRO Collaborative Tenant Convention, which featured training on code enforcement, the history of residential hotels, and eviction defense.
- 587 clients on average participate in support services on a monthly basis in THC residential hotels, including support groups and tenant meetings.
- 99% of clients on THC’s Representative Payee program have been successful in maintaining their housing for one year or longer.
- 900 clients were housed by THC throughout the year, and 816 of them were successful in maintaining their housing for one year or longer.
- 90% of Landlords participating in THC’s CALWORK’s Program rated the program Excellent.