2003

City Needs More Affordable Options

Affordable housing proponents pushed for greater flexibility in the 2002 inclusionary housing law, to allow for more housing for low-income residents.

2003

Hastings Has 2nd Thoughts On Garage

After the controversial Hastings Law School garage was proposed, and subsequently protested, Senator John Burton speaks out against the Garage. Hastings moves to rescind its vote of approval on the project.

2003

THC Challenges the Inter-Continental Hotel

Randy Shaw of the Tenderloin Housing Clinic writes to SOMPAC (South of Market Project Area Committee) outlining the issues with the proposed Inter- Continental Hotel and its possible impacts on the community.

2003

Tenderloin Clinic Wins Suit Over Attorney Fees

Housing attorney Andrew Zacks loses his claim that Tenderloin Housing Clinic is not really a nonprofit agency after THC wins Suit over legal fees. The case is to be appealed by Zacks who hopes to force the clinic to disgorge hundreds of thousands of dollars in attorney fees the clinic has collected over the years.

2003

Building Up Allows Affordable Housing

Builder Joe Cassidy applauds the Board of Supervisors’ decision to allow developers to exceed height and density restrictions and prepares for his estimated $9 million construction of what will become THC’s Galvin Apartments. 

2003

Bureaucracy Burns SRO Tenants 

Months after a law went into effect requiring residential hotels to install sprinkler systems, less than a quarter have been brought up to code and a vast majority of the projects remain bogged down by city bureaucracy.