San Francisco Mayor London Breed and others celebrate the grand opening of affordable housing units in Mission Bay neighborhood. (Photo courtesy of the San Francisco Office of the Mayor)

New affordable apartments in San Francisco’s Mission Bay neighborhood will soon be home to dozens of families, some of them formerly homeless, Mayor London Breed announced on June 13.

Breed and Supervisor Matt Haney celebrated the grand opening of the 143-unit affordable housing development at 626 Mission Bay Blvd., along with other city officials. Twenty-nine units will be for formerly homeless families.

“This type of project is exactly what we need more of in the city,” Breed said in a statement. “That is why we’ve proposed a $600 million affordable housing bond and why I’ve introduced a charter amendment to streamline the creation of 100 percent affordable housing and teacher housing so we can get more housing built faster.”

The new housing development is made up of 53 one-bedroom units, 47 two-bedroom units, and 43 three-bedroom units. Additionally, it’s equipped with a large community room, multiple play areas and a teen gathering space, Breed’s office said.

The nonprofit group Tenderloin Neighborhood Development Corporation developed the project and will also be managing it.

“I hope this sends a message to our families that this city is committed to you. I look forward to more openings like this one,” Haney said in a statement.

According to Breed, the $600 million bond is set to be on the November ballot and would provide more funding for projects that focus on housing low-income families.