"Anyone who cares about housing justice should watch this film."

— Jennifer Friedenbach, Coalition on Homelessness

As of 2023, there is nowhere in America in which a full-time worker earning minimum wage can afford a market-rate one-bedroom apartment. In recent decades, Single Room Occupancy hotels have played a private, stop-gap role in providing shelter for those on society's margins. In San Francisco, one of the wealthiest cities in the world, 20,000 residents call SROs home.

Home is a Hotel embeds viewers in this liminal space as it presents the daily realities for residents in the city's SROs, including immigrants, artists, and families. Putting a human face on a crisis in a city that has garnered national headlines, Home is a Hotel is a deeply felt, experiential film demonstrating the myriad issues that arise in SROs, and the hurdles routinely encountered by those unable to keep up with the rising cost of urban living.

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