Duboce Triangle affordable housing project gets an upgrade

San Francisco city officials on Thursday celebrated the rehabilitation of 42 units of affordable housing for seniors and people with disabilities in the city’s Duboce Triangle neighborhood.

The public housing at 462 Duboce Ave. was revitalized under the Rental Assistance Demonstration Program, also known as RAD, which leverages private capital to maintain and improve public housing nationwide.

“I remember what it was like growing up in public housing that was desperately in need of renovation,” Mayor London Breed said in a statement.

“That is why I am committed to seeing that we preserve and renovate public housing across San Francisco, so we can make those conditions a thing of the past for all our residents.”

Through a ground lease with the San Francisco Housing Authority, BRIDGE Housing Corporation and the Mission Economic Development Agency acquired the site in 2015 through a partnership. The two organizations will jointly own and operate the building.

According to officials with BRIDGE, the rehabilitation included safety upgrades and modernizing not just the building’s units, but common spaces like the community room, an elevator and the laundry room. The entire project, including the building’s acquisition, is worth $29 million.

Under the RAD program provisions, residents at the public housing building were relocated during the rehabilitation and have all moved back into their upgraded units.

-Daniel Montes, Bay City News

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