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Mission Housing cuts ribbon at first of five 'New Map' sites

Mission Housing and its partners celebrating with a ribbon cutting
Mission Housing and Partners photographed by Carla Hernandez Ramirez

For Immediate Release

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. — A new day is here for Mission Housing’s Scattered Sites. In 2022, the San Francisco Housing Authority and Mission Housing completed an exchange of five buildings to add to the organization’s Scattered Sites portfolio.

The five sites, spread across San Francisco, underwent successful relocations of tenants while Mission Housing completed rehabilitations of the sites.

In all, 69 units were added to the Mission Housing portfolio. “I cannot stress enough how incredibly proud we are of the Mission Housing staff,” said Sam Moss, Executive Director at Mission Housing. “This was a large undertaking and our organization delivered at a high level — from community engagement to construction to relocation. These once forgotten, overlooked and ignored buildings have a new life.”

“I’m excited for the tenants,” said Marcia Contreras, Deputy Executive Director at Mission Housing. “They can come home to a unit that they’re proud of. I’m proud of how our staff delivered for these tenants.”

“I really thank Mission Housing for all their support,” said Wanda Coleman, a tenant of the Great Highway site. “I really think I would not have made it without [their] support. I don’t call this a home, I don’t call this a house, I call this my mansion,” she said.

The buildings located in the Castro, Outer Sunset, Western Addition, and Oceanview, are some of the last that remained under the ownership of the San Francisco Housing Authority.

The project costs roughly $43.5 million. Funding comes from a variety of state and local sources including the Mayor’s Office of Housing and Community Development, Merritt Community Capital Corporation and Western Alliance Bank. Guzman Construction Group and AmOne Corp. were the lead contractor for this project with a major lift from the Nor Cal Carpenters Union.

Contact: Julio Lara, Director of Communications (650) 678-4957

Annette Garcia, Communications Manager (510) 850-2924

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