San Francisco’s experience with traditional public housing might be coming to an end, replaced by a privately funded model that other cities could follow. Read More
Leaky doors and nonfunctional heaters greeted some incoming tenants at a public housing project rebuilt under an ambitious citywide program, but the company responsible promised that such “hiccups” will be immediately fixed.
“There’s no heat, unless they fixed it today,” said Tessie Ester, a Hunters Point resident since 1959, vice president of the Hunters View tenants’ association and frequent critic of The John Stewart Co. Read More
When Mayor Gavin Newsom started the Hope SF initiative in 2007, the goal was to transform eight of San Francisco’s grimiest public housing sites into vibrant, thriving communities with residents from all income levels.
Those were the best of times. Read More
Construction could start as early as next month on new homes in Hunters View for San Francisco’s public housing residents as city officials sign off on critical financing needed to pay for the first phase of the project.
Last week, Mayor Gavin Newsom introduced legislation that would allow The City to appropriate $32.5 million through a financing mechanism similar to a bond. That money will help pay for the first two phases of redevelopment. Read More
The most radical element of a massive public housing reconstruction effort slated to start this year will be dumped due to the real estate slump.
Under Hope SF — a city-led program that will draw on federal, state and local funds — market rate homes will be part of rebuilt public housing projects. Those homes will be sold and rented to help pay for reconstructing public housing units. Read More