Mayor Breed, Supervisor Haney and Community Leaders Celebrate Opening of Affordable Housing at 1036 Mission in San Francisco

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San Francisco, CA (March 07, 2019) — Mayor London N. Breed, Supervisor Matt Haney and community leaders today celebrated the grand opening of new 100 percent affordable housing at 1036 Mission Street for low-income families, with nearly half of the apartments set aside for those experiencing homelessness.

“Creating new affordable housing is critical to ensuring that our low-income residents can continue to live in San Francisco,” said Mayor Breed. “This project will not only create 43 new homes for low-income residents, it also creates 40 new exits for people experiencing homelessness. We need more housing of all types in our City, and I am committed to making sure that we continue to build housing like this throughout San Francisco.”

This new development provides 43 low-income families and 40 formerly homeless families with a safe, high-quality and permanently affordable place to call home. In addition, there are two on-site social workers funded by the Department of Homelessness and Supportive Housing.

“The need for affordable housing is immense, and the lasting impact it can have on the formerly homeless and their families is undeniable. We hope that more projects like this can happen across the city,” said Supervisor Haney.

“We are thrilled to celebrate the opening of this critical asset for the SoMa community. 1036 Mission Street is a beautifully-designed, transit-friendly and permanently affordable apartment building that offers vulnerable families the stability they need and deserve,” said Kate Hartley, Director of the Mayor’s Office of Housing and Community Development.

Building features include an outdoor courtyard, a rooftop vegetable garden, a community room and kitchen, disability-accessible units, bicycle storage, 24-hour desk clerk, and a public art installation by local artist Jim Campbell. Tenderloin Neighborhood Development Corporation is the owner, developer, service provider, and property manager for 1036 Mission Street.

“Delayed but not stymied by the Great Recession and ten years in the making, 1036 Mission Street is a testament to perseverance and an entire community’s coming together to support affordable housing. As a result, more than 80 families—half of whom are moving out of homelessness—have a place to call their own,” said Don Falk, Chief Executive Officer of Tenderloin Neighborhood Development Corporation.

The City invested over $19 million into this much-needed affordable housing. Additional funding was provided by the State of California Department of Housing and Community Development, CHASE Community Development Banking, Enterprise Community Partners, the Federal Home Loan Bank of San Francisco, and the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development.

About 1036 Mission Street

1036 Mission Street, located in SOMA, offers stability to San Francisco residents with limited housing options by providing 40 homes to families who were homeless and 43 homes for families with low incomes. The building includes 38 one-bedroom homes, 38 two-bedroom homes, and seven three bedroom homes. All homes include a full kitchen, multiple storage solutions, and a full bathroom. The three-bedroom homes include a second full bathroom. Nine percent of the apartments are fully accessible to persons with disabilities, and five percent include features for persons with visual/hearing impairments. 1036 Mission Street is Green Point Rated. Key energy efficiency features include solar domestic hot water, a recycled and reclaimed water system, and high-efficiency lighting with integral lighting controls for certain spaces. The heating and domestic hot water generation systems is also high-efficiency. Apartment finishes were selected because they are durable, promote indoor air quality, and offer easy maintenance for both residents and management staff. All painted surfaces are low VOC.


ARCHITECT: Mithun|Solomon

CONTRACTOR: James E. Roberts-Obayashi Corporation

CONSTRUCTION MANAGER: Andrew Larsen, Waypoint Consulting

FINANCIAL CONSULTANT: California Housing Partnership Corporation

FINANCING SOURCES: City and County of San Francisco Mayor’s Office of Housing and Community Development; State of California Department of Housing and Community Development, Tax Credit Allocation Committee, and Debt Limit Allocation Committee; Enterprise Community Partners; Chase bank; San Francisco Federal Home Loan Bank; and Silicon Valley Bank.

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