where did i get that crazy notion that Tenderloin Housing Clinic was Care Not Cash?
interesting article here on how Master Lease developed
So this was part of the Board Of Supervisors. I’ve been sentenced by the Board of Supervisors?. Sheesh, and I never even got a trial
This program at an extraordinarily low cost has brought conservatively 350
vacant units (and overall 800 units) onto the real estate market because the
hotels that had been leased prior to this did not maximize the permanent
residency,² stated Randy Shaw of the Tenderloin Housing Clinic, to me in an
interview as he discussed some of the strategy that was involved with the
development the Master Leasing program.
This hotel, The Seneca, did not maximize permanent residency because they wanted to keep the crackheads out. It wasn’t until the Patels bought it that that happened
Before both the dot.com boom and surge in the economy, hotels such as the
Jefferson had charged rents which were tied to the income that a person
received from General Assistance or other fixed income. Since 1997, however,
all of the residential hotels in San Francisco had begun to charge
unaffordable rents and the housing shortage had tightened. Hotels were no
longer accepting referrals ‹ the prevailing system at that time ‹ due to the
rent increases. Out of this dilemma was born the concept of a Master Leasing
Not the Seneca, nope. The Raynals never accepted referrals from anywhere. They chose everybody who entered the building. They didn’t charge extraordinary rents at the time either, nope. They just didn’t let crackheads in is all. I’m guessing the Raynals were the exception, compared to the other hotels that got taken over
The Master Lease program went through intense scrutiny as part of the budget
hearings. There were many concerns by members of the community and
community-based organizations which forced the Coalition on Homelessness to
request Board of Supervisor President Tom Ammiano to place money in reserve
that had been earmarked for a Master Lease program at the Hartland Hotel,
the first Master Lease program to come on line.
intense scrutiny..hmmm, yeah, I can understand why, yeah yeah. And I still got sentenced to Master Leasing!
I am glad that there have only been five buildings to sign on at this
point,² stated Paul with an expressionless tone. ³The access is not broad
enough to satisfy the Coalition on Homelessness. If you are not able to go
to work, for example, you cannot access these hotels.² It seems the policies
around the Master Lease program are not yet satisfactory
Huh?..well this quote is 7 years ago. There’s an awful lot of people here who are not working, hang out all day in the lobby, all night. One of the original managers from around that time once admitted to me the employment rate through this PAES programs was extrememly low…Something like 2%
I’d like to see some numbers
oh, and there was an interview on the radio today (quake)