About Us

MOHCD's Mission

The mission of the Mayor’s Office of Housing and Community Development (MOHCD) is to coordinate the City’s housing policy; to provide financing for the development, rehabilitation, and purchase of affordable housing in San Francisco; and to strengthen the social, physical, and economic infrastructure of San Francisco's low-income neighborhoods and communities in need.

MOHCD administers a variety of financing programs to enable the development and preservation of affordable housing, to assist low-income homeowners, and to help San Franciscans become first-time homebuyers. MOHCD is also responsible for monitoring and ensuring the long-term affordability and physical viability of the City's affordable housing stock.


MOHCD's Organization

About UsMOHCD is organized into two divisions – Housing and Community Development.

The Housing Division provides financing for the development, rehabilitation and purchase of affordable housing in San Francisco. Specifically the Housing Division:

  • Guides and coordinates the City’s housing policy
  • Administers a variety of financing programs
    • To help finance affordable housing development by non-profit and for-profit developers
    • To provide financial and educational assistance to first-time homebuyers
    • To finance housing rehabilitation costs for low-income homeowners
  • Monitors the long-term affordability and physical viability of the City’s stock of affordable housing under MOHCD’s jurisdiction in accordance with Federal and local requirements.

The Community Development Division partners with the broader San Francisco community in efforts to strengthen the social, physical and economic infrastructure of San Francisco’s low-income neighborhoods and communities in need. Specifically the Community Development Division:

  • Guides and coordinates the City’s housing policy
  • Administers a variety of financing programs
    • To help finance affordable housing development by non-profit and for-profit developers
    • To provide financial and educational assistance to first-time homebuyers
    • To finance housing rehabilitation costs for low-income homeowners
  • Monitors the long-term affordability and physical viability of the City’s stock of affordable housing under MOHCD’s jurisdiction in accordance with Federal and local requirements.
    • Administers several major federal programs
      • U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development’s (HUD) Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) program
      • Emergency Solutions Grant (ESG) program
    • Housing Opportunities for Persons with AIDS (HOPWA) program
    • Along with the Housing Division, administers the City’s landmark Housing Trust Fund of 2012, which will invest $1.5 billion in affordable housing production and housing programs over the next 30 years