Department of Building Inspection Annual Report Fiscal Year 2016-2017 - Page 23

Grants Single Room Occupancy Hotel Collaborative Program DBI continues to work with four non-profit organizations, the Mission SRO Collaborative, the Chinatown SRO Collaborative, the Central City SRO Collaborative, and the SRO Families United Collaborative, in order to effectively reach the diverse populations in these buildings and ensure they have habitable conditions. Of the nearly 500 single-room occupancy (SRO) residential hotels available to low-income San Franciscans, over 20,000 issues were addressed in 2016-17. In 2001, the SRO Residential Hotel Collaborative Program was created by the Board of Supervisors in response to a rash of fires occurring in these SRO hotels. The program aims to improve the living conditions and safety for low-income residents. This program aims to support tenants through outreach, tenant stabilization, including (but not limited to) needs assessment, housing retention planning, general advocacy, referral, and housing counseling, as well as community workshop and meetings. SRO Program QUICK FACTS • Over 20,000 issues were addressed in over 170 SRO residential hotels. Types of issues addressed in SROs: • Lack of heat, hot water, adequate toilet and shower facilities. • Water damage, floors, doors, sinks, tubs, walls, ceilings, stairs, egress, smoke alarms, fire safety, lighting, ventilation, locks, security windows, paint, kitchen appliances, and sanitation. Program Participants: • • • • Mission SRO Collaborative Central City SRO Collaborative Chinatown SRO Collaborative SRO Families United Collaborative Department of Building Inspection, Fiscal Year 2016-2017 Annual Report 23