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Safe, decent affordable senior housing within an urban neighborhood


3590 19th St, San Francisco, CA 94110

Residential Population

Number of Units

39; 27 studios and 12 one-bedroom apartments

Property Management

FPI Property Management


Esperanza Apartments and Betel Apartments were the first major new construction undertakings for Mission Housing. Both were completed in 1976. The original design architect for Esperanza was Burger & Coplan; the contractor was Mapco Construction.

The development features a landscaped garden terrace and a community room. The garden courtyard provides a quiet, secure space to warm in the sun or enjoy lunch with neighbors.

Esperanza Apartments undergo renovation

The entire Esperanza Apartments complex was completely refurbished in 2015. Residents were relocated and their furnishings put in storage as construction crews moved from building-to-building. Units were gutted down to the frame and modernized with new appliances, woodworking, flooring and ventilation. Asbestos mitigation was performed, and upgrades to energy, lighting, insulation and water efficiency were made. Improvements were also made to the exterior, common areas and the garage.

BASIS Architecture & Consulting designed the refurb. Nibbi Brothers General Contractors was in charge of the 100% union construction job. The rehab was accomplished with zero public funds.

After the preservation undertaking was completed, Mission Housing staff, local dignitaries, builders and others attended a re-dedication ceremony that celebrated the completion of the Esperanza and Colosimo complexes.

Esperanza Apartments achieved a 100 rating from the Build it Green Institute as a Silver category Green Point Rated project

Remodeled to trusted environmental standards

Mission Housing is always committed to go above and beyond code and funding requirements to deliver a green, efficient building to our residents.

In addition to the efficiency, durability, and indoor air quality benefits, Mission Housing also had the refurb certified under California’s GreenPoint Rated program. Third party verification of all construction materials and practices is required to accomplish a GreenPoint Rating.

Committed to affordable housing

Affordable housing properties are always at risk of being converted to market rate. Mission Housing voluntarily extends the affordability restriction after renovating, to continue preserving high-quality affordable housing stock in San Francisco.

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