The Neighborhood Legal Assistance Foundation was often relied upon by early THC volunteers to support tenants with legal representation. Their support of THC’s proposal for a full-time attorney helped THC secure the funding needed to provide our own legal representation to tenants.
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NEIGHBORHOOD LEGAL ASSISTANCE FOUNDATION
MAIN OFFICE AND CENTRAL CITY OFFICES
870 MARKET STREET – 11TH FLOOR
SAN FRANCISCO, CALIFORNIA 94102
TELEPHONE (415) 433-2535
October 6, 1982
Board of Supervisors
San Francisco, CA 94102
Re: CDBG Application of the Tenderloin Housing Clinic
I am writing to express my strong support for the Tenderloin Housing Clinic’s application for a Community Development Block Grant in the amount of $15,000.00. Due to recent cutbacks, the Housing Unit of San Francisco Neighborhood Legal Assistance Foundation is able to provide representation to less than one of five persons who seek our assistance on housing-related matters. The Tenderloin Housing Clinic has played a major role in helping to fill this service gap. Our office regularly refers tenants to the Tenderloin Housing Clinic. The Clinic not only provides educational materials on tenants’ rights, but also counsels and assists individual tenants with regard to their rights. Given the prohibitive cost of private counsel, such a pro per alternative is essential if legal rights of tenants are to be meaningful in practice.
The Tenderloin Housing Clinic fills a great need and its application for CDBG funds is heartily endorsed by this office.
THOMAS W. PULLIAM, JR.
Director of Litigation