Housing's Bottom Rung: SRO Hotels in San Diego (A)

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    Abstract:
    When the destruction or conversion of single-room occupancy hotels, or SROs, in San Diego's downtown seemed to lead to an increase in homelessness, a private real estate developer argued that he could build profitable new SROs if the city would waive or modify key safety and construction standards. In the ensuing debate over the first such SRO, the Baltic Inn, core public housing issues came to the fore: whether regulation was effective and equitable, whether deregulation would serve the poor, and what minimum quality of life society should demand for even the poorest housing consumers. This case is an adaption of Building the Baltic (HKS Case #928.0).

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    Publication Date: January 01, 1995
    HKS Case Number: 1293.0
    Case Author: Robert Stavins, Esther Scott
    Faculty Lead: Robert Stavins
    Pages (incl. exhibits): 4
    Setting: United States
    Language: English
    _year: Older than 2000
    _pages: 1-15
    _geography: US & Canada
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