2004

Second-Class Mail

SRO tenants aren’t given the same rights as other city residents when it come to their mail. Mail is not organized or delivered to individual mail boxes but instead left as a bundle at the hotel. Nancy Pelosi and USPS officials vow to finally do something about this injustice.

 

 

2004

Code Compliance

Landlords can’t collect rent on units that aren’t up to code (and haven’t been addressed).  THC looks to make this law more accessible for tenants. THC explains how notice of violation need to be specific to units, and need to be made in a more timely manner.

2004

Plumbers Lose Their Wrenches

The City looks to take legal action against the plumbers and steamfitters union, after the powerful organization repeatedly refused to install sprinklers in a residential hotel it owns.

 

2004

They’re Going Postal

Residential hotel residents join together with hotel managers to advocate for private and secure mail delivery. 

2004

Nonprofit Legal Agencies Must Register with State Bar

A state ruling states that; nonprofit organizations can’t practice law in California unless they’ve registered with the State Bar. Nonprofits grapple with where that leaves them and there ability to enter contingency fee agreements. The issue will go back to trial.

2004

CA Supreme Court Takes Up Tenderloin Law Clinic Case

State supreme courts agree to review a ruling that; required all members and directors of non-profit law groups be attorneys, required the non-profit to be registered to the state bar, and prohibited contingency agreements. This comes after many non-profits including Tenderloin Housing Clinic were greatly effected by these rulings.

2004

THC Ordered to Remove Non Attorneys

In the summer of 2004, a Court of Appeal ruling required THC to remove non-attorneys from our Board. Due to its impact on nonprofits in California dozens of groups submitted amicus briefs to the California Supreme Court on our behalf. The court voted to take THC’s case, and non-attorneys are returned to the board.