The focus of the San Francisco Housing Authority (SFHA) is to receive funding for their public housing transformation efforts. HOPE SF was recently awarded $38 million of the $95 million needed to fully fund their long-term goals. The award will be facilitated by the Mayor’s Office of Housing for fiscal year 2010-2011.
The first phase of construction will focus on Hunters View. However, subsequent projects will include Sunnydale, Potrero, Westside Courts, and Alice Griffith. The final goal is to integrate these neighborhoods into more sustainable, mixed income communities. In order to complete this goal, an estimated 3000 homes for sale or rent will be made available to low income and middle class income families. The 3,000 new homes will supplement the original 2,000 available.
Overall, HOPE SF will bring $75 million into the local communities they work in. The projects began in October 2010 and will continue through 2012. The Mayor’s office will continue their focus on hiring specifically within the community they work in. In the recent demolition in the Bayview-Hunters Point, 30% of the workers and 40% of the hours were neighborhood residents. The Potrero neighborhood can expect a similar pattern.