SAN FRANCISCO Mayor London Breed and state Sen. Scott Wiener have joined housing authority officials in celebrating the completion of the Scattered Sites project, which rehabilitated five former public housing sites across San Francisco neighborhoods.
Breed and Wiener attended the opening of affordable housing development on Aug. 31 at 363 Noe Street, which will provide 21 homes for low-income seniors and people with disabilities.
The celebration marked the final of five former public housing sites taken over by the nonprofit developer Mission Housing Development Corporation.
“I am proud of our collaborative work to ensure San Francisco is a place that provides vulnerable populations the opportunity to access housing in neighborhoods across the city,” Breed said.
Wiener said the first step to meeting San Francisco’s goals of creating over 82,000 new homes in the next eight years is to prioritize the preservation of existing affordable homes.
“Scattered Sites is an essential effort to build on San Francisco’s success partnering with affordable housing developers to keep our public housing stock serving communities that have relied on those affordable units for generations,” Wiener said.
The $84 million project fully rehabilitated and preserved 69 historically affordable housing units in the Outer Sunset, Ingleside, Castro and Fillmore neighborhoods, according to project organizers. All residents residing in the units will also receive free fiber internet under the city’s Fiber to Housing Program.
“There’s a lot that goes into developments of this caliber. The importance of preserving affordable housing is often overlooked, but it’s a key component of Mission Housing’s values,” said Sam Moss, executive director at MHDC. “Restoring 69 units across five different sites is the kind of common-sense preservation that makes Mission Housing Development Corporation proud to a part of San Francisco’s affordable housing community.”