Home life in turmoil –
November 19, 2018 – More than 250 residents of California’s largest sober living provider could face evictions on Monday, after a trustee who has steered the embattled company since September following bankruptcy proceedings moved to shut it down. Frank Montero, CEO of TLC Residential, which operated some 31 for-profit sober living group houses in the Bay Area, including five in San Francisco, filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy earlier this year. The filing follows a years-long legal battle with the federal government, which ultimately took control of the homes this year. A trustee appointed to assume responsibility for managing the company last month filed a motion to convert the bankruptcy case to Chapter 7, effectively liquidating TLC Residential as of Nov. 19. The U.S. Department of Labor filed a lawsuit in 2015 against the company over whether some residents who performed managerial duties for the homes’ operator were entitled to federal minimum wages.