Affordable Senior Housing: 477 O'Farrell Street (O'Farrell Towers)

 Updated Posting Date

January 20, 2017

Type of Unit

Subsidized Housing for Seniors (62+) 

Development Name

O’Farrell Towers


477 O’Farrell Street; San Francisco, CA 94102

Number of Units

101 Units

Number of Units Available

16 Available (4 in January, 9 in February, 3 in March)

Number of Bedrooms

One Bedrooms (16 units with ADA accessibility features)



Square Footage

1 Bedroom Units range from  491 – 546 square feet

Year Built


Maximum Allowable Income Level of Households


1 Persons – $ 43,050

2 Persons – $ 49,200

3 Persons – $ 55,350


30% Adjusted Household Income

Minimum Allowable Income Level of Households

No minimum income requirement

Minimum Household Size

1 Bedroom – 1 persons

Maximum Household Size

One Bedrooms – 3 persons

Building Selection Criteria

Subsidized Housing for Seniors (62+) requires that all household members to be at least 62 years of age.


Rental History Standard:  No Eviction in the past three years or no more than two in the past five years.


Criminal History Standard:  Qualified applicants with criminal history will be considered for housing in compliance with Article 49 of the San Francisco Police Code: Fair Chance Ordinance.


In addition to qualifying under the rules for income and household size, applicants must qualify under the rules of the building - available at the following website:


Deposit Required for Move-in

Greater of (1) One month Tenant’s Total Payment (TTP) or (2) $50.00


No Parking Available

Which, if any, utilities are paid by the building?

Water, Sewer and Trash are paid by the building.


How are utilities paid by the renter?

Renter pays own utility bills for: Gas Heating, Electricity, Cable, Phone, and Internet.

Contact Person

Brandon M. Flannery





How to obtain an application

Online or In Person at 215 Taylor Street; San Francisco, CA 94102

Applications are also available on the MOHCD website at:

Application deadline

December 21st , 2016                 5:00 PM


*Applications received after the application deadline will not be accepted*

Address to which application must be delivered in person

Office: TNDC Main Offices

Rental Manager Name: Emmanuel Zuniga

Address: 215 Taylor Street

City/State/Zip Code: San Francisco, CA 94102


Starting Wednesday, December 7th , 2016

Office Hours: Monday through Friday, 8:30 AM-5:00 PM


All Applications must be returned in-person at 215 Taylor Street and upon receipt Management will time & date stamp and provide application raffle/lottery ticket.


All household members may appear on only one application per listing.  All applications containing any person who appears on more than one application will be removed from the lottery.


***No applications are accepted via mail, email or fax***

Information Session

1st Session:       Thursday, December 15th, 2016

                        6:30 PM – 220 Golden Gate Ave; SF, CA 94102

2nd Session:      Tuesday, December 20th, 2016

                        1:30 PM – 220 Golden Gate Ave; SF, CA 94102

Lottery Results

PDF iconO'Farrell Towers Lottery Results 1-20-2017.pdf

General Pop:     Friday January 13th, 2017 @ 1:00 PM

Location:          Kelly Cullen Community

                        220 Golden Gate Ave; SF, CA 94102


Applicants do not need to be present at the lottery. Results will be posted here and at on 1/20/2017.

Lottery Preferences

All individuals and households may enter the lottery for an affordable unit.


However, preference will first be given to households in which one member holds a Certificate of Preference (COP) from the former San Francisco Redevelopment Agency will be given the second highest preference in the lottery ranking process. More information about the COP Program can be found here:


Households in which one member holds a Displaced Tenant Housing Preference (DTHP) Certificate from the Mayor’s Office of Housing and Community Development will be given the third highest preference in the lottery ranking process, for up to 20% of the units in this project (19 units). More information about the DTHP Program can be found here:


If the number of units available exceeds the number of qualified applicants in the above listed preference, the units will become available to other qualified applicants outside of San Francisco. Applicants in each preference category must meet program requirements in order to complete the sale or rental.

Special Note(s)

TNDC will create a waitlist for this property.  All applications received by the application deadline will be placed into the lottery.  The first 500 lottery numbers will be placed on the waitlist.


Accessible Units

Should a unit become available that includes special accessibility features, applicants needing these features will be given preference over applicants who do not indicate a need.  These needs will be verified via third-party with a licensed medical professional following TNDC’s Reasonable Accommodation & Modification Policies & Procedures.