Department of Building Inspection Annual Report - Page 46

Single Room Occupancy (SRO) Task Force The Single Room Occupancy (SRO) Task Force was first established by the Board of Supervisors in August 1999 in response to a rash of fires in residential hotels that resulted in the elimination of over 900 residential guest rooms over a ten year period. HIS staffs the SRO Task Force with Chief Housing Inspector Rosemary Bosque serves as the chair. The SRO Task Force brings together SRO tenants, owners, operators, and the SRO Collaborative to meet monthly with City agencies, including the Human Service Agency, the Department of Public Health and the City Attorney’s Office. 46 DBI FY 2014 – 2015 Annual Report In FY2014-15, HIS inspectors worked with SRO owners and peer counselors from the Chinatown SRO Collaborative to successfully install grab bars for seniors and people with disabilities in communal shower, bathtub and toilet rooms, in SRO residential hotels throughout Chinatown. These ef