Resident Spotlight: Brent Paradise

Brent Paradise: living life to the fullest, thanks to TNDC. Photo by Kevin Meynell Mr. Paradise is a resident at the Civic Center Residence, and even though he has only lived there for a little over a year, he credits TNDC and the staff at CCR with greatly improving his quality of life. Brent Paradise…

Read More
Sumiyati Monoarfa

Sumiyati Monoarfa: paying it forward at the Dalt Hotel. On the last Sunday of every month, at around 4pm, you will find Sumiyati Monoarfa, or Sumi, as the Dalt Hotel tenants call her—serving her homemade soups, beans, and other specialty dishes from the Dalt community kitchen to any tenant who needs a home cooked meal.…

Read More
Lorenzo Listana

A passionate advocate for change. Lorenzo has been a resident at TNDC's Curran House since 2005 when he and his children moved from the Philippines to join his wife who was already living in a small apartment South of Market and working in San Francisco. Lorenzo found work at a factory and as a part-time…

Read More
Perla Orozco

Many children are broken down by the harsh realities of the Tenderloin. Sometimes it’s easy to overlook the ones who excel in spite of the temptations to do otherwise. But Perla Orozco is a child whose achievements demand she be noticed. For the past two years, Perla and her older sister have lived with their…

Read More
Traci Cox

As he waits on the lobby sofa, Traci Cox is as unassuming in his black and khaki windbreaker as he is charming. Wise beyond his 17 years, his clean-cut looks, boyish grin, and hazel-green eyes reveal an innocence that’s almost deceiving. Appearances mislead as Traci’s story is one that is both heartbreaking and cathartic. There…

Read More
Nancy Muldoon

Only a Hundred Dollars in My Pocket Seven years ago I came to San Francisco with just $100.00 and my two-year-old daughter. I knew it wasn’t going to be easy, but I didn’t realize just how difficult it would be. We first stayed at the Leland Hotel on Polk Street for a week before I…

Read More
Karen Martinez

Karen Martinez Wins. Big Time! Karen Martinez, 39, has come a long way. About a year ago, she and her little girl Cloey, 3, arrived in San Francisco and were homeless. With the help of the nonprofit Compass organization, she found housing at TNDC’s Civic Center Residence this March. Since then, she has completed her…

Read More
      COPYRIGHT © 2019 Tenderloin Neighborhood Development Corporation.  TOP