The Tenderloin People’s Congress is an alliance of resident-based organizations dedicated to developing and sustaining the leadership of “traditional” Tenderloin residents. We believe a movement of bedrock* resident activists is a best strategy against the onslaught of forces threatening the Tenderloin**
TPC defines a resident based organization to be: representative off, accountable to and able to mobilize a constituent base. TPC has 15 member organizations. They are TRAC (Tenderloin Residents Action Committee), TCRA (Tenderloin Chinese Rights Association), TFCA (Tenderloin Filipino-American Community Association), D6CP (District 6 Community Planners), TL Votes, Skywatchers, La Voz Latina, Faithful Fools, CCSRO Resident Leaders, 350 Ellis St. Tenant Association, TL Solidarity, BLES (Better Lower Eddy Street Campaign), GRACe (Golden Gate Resident Action Committee), Black Unity Partnership, and Demonstration Gardens.
*A movement of courageous, culturally diverse, working-class, neighborhood loving, street-level activists of all ages.
**Creepy gentrification, predatory land speculators, corporate profiteering of the housing crisis, ruthless displacement of vulnerable people, looming high end developments, tense police relationships, incompetent or willful lack of enforcement of renter’s rights and municipal neglect.
We are united in our vision of the Tenderloin as a culturally diverse, affordable, healthy, creative and green neighborhood with equitable services and economic opportunity for all. We strive to ensure that the Tenderloin will remain a welcoming, vibrant and thriving community for seniors, persons with disabilities, people of color, immigrants, documented or undocumented, people with low-incomes, LGBTQ people, and all residents, housed or unhoused.
The Tenderloin People’s Congress Steering Committees meets
2nd Monday of every month
Boeddeker Park (246 Eddy St @ Jones)
11:00 am - 1:00 pm.
Meetings open to all TL residents. Others interested in being on agenda or for more information email llistana@TNDC.org.