“The ongoing pandemic and shelter-in-place order have been difficult for both residential and commercial tenants, as they struggle to pay rent with little to no income coming in.

“As a result, calls to the Lower Polk Tenant Landlord Clinic (TLC) have “gone through the roof” in recent days, according to Chris Schulman, board president of the Lower Polk Community Benefit District, which administers the clinic.

“The clinic was established in 2017 through a grant from the Mayor’s Office of Housing and Community Development (MOHCD), with the mission of preventing the displacement of people and businesses in and around lower Polk Street. (Given the scale of the current crisis, however, it’s also opened its doors to those in other neighborhoods as well.)”

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