In 2011, a law was passed that mandates stays at single-room occupancy buildings be at least 30 days in length.
The owner of the Imperial Court Hotel has said that this severely cuts into his profits, as people used to rent rooms there for a week at a time.
Since the city isn't helping him get his profits back, the owner is now "threatening" to turn the building into a homeless shelter.
That's the word used by Democratic Assemblywoman, Linda Rosenthal, at least.
Since when is housing the homeless a threat? The Resident (aka Lori Harfenist) discusses.