2015-16 Annual Progress Report

MOHCD’s 2015-16 Annual Progress Report details the specific implementation of our 2015-2016 affordability and prosperity goals and ongoing efforts to preserve our City’s unique and treasured diversity. Examples of this work include, for example, our robust and in-progress public housing revitalization program; eviction defense actions that kept people in their homes; expansion of the Displaced Persons Housing Preference; expansion of the Downpayment Assistance Loan Program; a concerted focus on middle income and teacher housing; launching of the Database of Affordable Housing Listings (DAHLIA) as a centralized resource for finding and applying for affordable housing, and a healthy feeding of our housing production pipeline with the issuance of several Notices of Funding Availability and Requests for Proposals/Qualifications, which will bring us well over 10,000 new and rehabilitated units by 2020.  

Below is a summary of MOHCD’s program and funding activities and accomplishments in Fiscal Year 2015-2016.  You may read more details in the MOHCD 2015-16 Annual Progress Report.

REVENUE & FINANCING
HOUSING PRODUCTION
  • Closed financing, transferred ownership and management, and commenced rehabilitation of 1,422 public housing units under the Rental Assistance Demonstration (RAD) Program and finalized predevelopment work for the remaining 2,058 public housing units under RAD.
  • Issued the first of the $310 million general obligation bonds approved by voters in November 2015 for constructing and preserving affordable housing;
  • Issued a Notice of Funding Availability for $9.8 million in capital repairs to preserve 475 units of existing affordable housing in 14 projects;
  • Issued a Notice of Funding Availability for $15 million to help acquire and start predevelopment activities for up to 3 sites citywide and 2 sites in the Mission;
  • Disbursed over $54 million in multifamily loans and grants to assist 2,886 affordable housing units;
  • Assisted in purchasing 137 homes for first time homebuyers including 28 households at 80% area median income through the Downpayment Assistance Loan Program (DALP); and assisted 2 police officers through the First Responder DALP and Police in the Community Loan Program (PIC), and
  • Made over $14 million in Small Sites Program loans to help preserve the affordability of 7 properties in 5 different San Francisco neighborhoods.
  • Constructed 191 new units with 121 units for very low-income seniors and 70 units for low-income families;
  • Rehabilitated 129 units for low-income families, seniors and individuals;
  • Oversaw development of 263 newpermanently affordable units through the City’s Inclusionary Housing Program;
  • Issued 4 Request for Proposals or Qualifications for 4 City-owned parcels, which upon development may produce over 300 units of new affordable family and senior housing including housing for the formerly homeless or public housing relocates;
  • Completed 65% construction on the 2nd phase of HOPE SF’s Hunters View project, which upon completion will provide new housing for all existing Hunters View residents;
  • Started construction on Block 10 of HOPE SF’s Hunters View project, which will include a community services hub and childcare center for up to 65 children;
  • Started construction on the 3rd phase of HOPE SF’s Alice Griffith project, and
  • Completed CEQA environmental review and commenced negotiation of the Master Developer Agreements for both HOPE SF’s Sunnydale and Potrero projects.
NEIGHBORHOOD STABILIZATION
SERVICES FOR LOW-INCOME INDIVIDUALS AND COMMUNITIES IN NEED
  • Acquired and preserved the affordability of 7 at-risk properties through the Small Sites Program that preserved 30 units as affordable housing;
  • Assisted 44 nonprofits through the Nonprofit Displacement Mitigation Program, a three-year initiative in collaboration with Northern California Community Loan Fund and San Francisco Arts Commission to support
  • Implemented the Neighborhood Preference Program providing priority to 40% of the units in City-sponsored affordable housing developments;
  • Issued 68 Ellis Act and 13 Owners Move-In (OMI) certificates under the expanded Displaced Tenant Housing Preference Program; 6 DHTP households secured housing;
  • Issued 111 new Certificate of Preference (COP) certificates; assisted 42 COP households in accessing affordable housing;
  • Funded eviction prevention services helping 1,170 individuals and 957 tenants avoided eviction; and
  • Provided counseling to 204 existing homeowners through the Sustainable Homeownership Program to create long-term successful, default-resistant homeowners.
  • 5,075 low-income individuals received legal counseling and representation2,373 low-income individuals were provided tenant education and counseling to understand and protect their tenant rights; 767 low-income individuals received short-term rental assistance to prevent their evictions;
  • 687  low-income individuals received financial education to better protect their assets and increase their economic stability;
  • 310 homeless individuals moved into more stable housing;
  • 2,348 low-income individuals received assistance accessing housing, including help preparing successful housing applications;
  • Provided ongoing operation support to maintain 161 beds in residential community facilities for long-term chronically ill people living with HIV/AIDS;
  • 1,256 low-income individuals received case management through service connection services;
  • 443 new homeowners created through sustainable homeownership services and counseling; and
  • 30 community facilities received needed construction and rehabilitation.