266 4th St RFP

The San Francisco Mayor’s Office of Housing and Community Development (“MOHCD”) and the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency (“SFMTA”) seeks submittals from qualified teams to develop a City-owned parcel as affordable family rental housing, including units serving formerly homeless families, and ground floor retail space at 266 4th Street, at the corner of 4th and Folsom Streets (Block 3733, Lot 093).  Respondents to this Request for Proposals (“RFP”) must be comprised of the following:  a non-profit developer with experience developing affordable housing in San Francisco or a for-profit developer working in partnership with a nonprofit developer, of which one of the joint venture partners must have experience developing affordable housing in San Francisco (the “Developer”); a property manager with experience serving the target population; and a qualified supportive services provider with experience serving the target population.  At least one entity of the development team must have demonstrated experience working in the San Francisco that directly relates to the development of housing and/or the provision of housing or services to low-income households within an affordable housing setting, and must have demonstrated experience conducting effective community outreach and engagement.

All members of the Respondent will be evaluated according to the criteria set for the in the RFP. As detailed there, City requirements will also require selected development teams to, among other things:

  • Secure site entitlements
  • Maximize residential density while also achieving excellent architectural design
  • Leverage City funding to the greatest extent possible
  • Create support for the affordable housing through successful community outreach

266 4th Street is available for affordable housing development as a result of a joint venture between MOHCD and SFMTA through the Public Lands for Housing program. The selected development team must work with MOHCD and SFMTA to achieve both agencies' requirements for the site's program listed in the RFP.

Due Dates





Responses due


Final recommendation to the MOHCD Director from the selection panel is expected


RFP Questions and Requests for Additional Information


Initial posting

RFP and Site Information

Submittal Documents


Mara Blitzer at 415-701-5544 or mara.blitzer@sfgov.org