Monday, June 23, 2014

San Francisco City Supervisors Hear Complaints of Broken Elevators in City's SRO Hotels

Seniors and disabled people are being left stranded by decrepit elevators in old Single Room Occupancy or SRO buildings in San Francisco. That was the subject of a public hearing by the city's Board of Supervisors Land Use Committee Meeting. The city contracts with many SRO buildings, using city funds to keep the units affordable and placing residents there who are on social service programs. Residents cite broken elevators as a main safety concern in these buildings, according to a study by the advocacy groups Senior and Disability Action and SRO Collaboratives. Marissa Ortega-Welch reports from San Francisco City Hall.