Tenants Association Accomplishments

Held meeting for tenants with city officials to stop all night pile-driving and jack-hammering on Howard Street (2013).

Notified tenant community about owners' plans (later dropped) to convert all apartments to condos in 2005. Worked closely with City Hall to ensure appropriate protections for BMR tenants.

Management's requirement for expensive renters' insurance was dropped after we raised the issue.

Successfully brought about rent rebates and limits on rent increases for BMR tenants. Many tenants received rent rebates totaling nearly $1000. One official said Rincon residents were probably the only tenants "west of the Mississippi" to be getting their rents reduced at that time (1997).

Initiated flow of information to tenants about new ownership, management, and changes to the BMR program, 1999-2014

Stopped city trenching work around Rincon Center at night

Supported successful effort to add the west-bound bicycle lane to Howard Street.

Led successful effort opposing 15-foot-high floodlit sign on Gap building

Continually review city construction projects, inform tenants, and work to improve them (Muni Motel, Rincon Park, Gap Building, 75 Howard, etc.)

Brought about annual audits of the BMR Program by the city that bring about rent reductions

Went to bat for tenants assaulted by noise from Harry Denton's night club on Steuart Street (now resolved)

Worked with previous Rincon management team on building issues such as leaking windows, bike racks, security issues, building maintenance, laundry room problems, window washing, 1996-2014 (See Rincon Living)

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