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Episcopal Community Services & Mercy Housing to develop City's largest permanent supportive housing project for formerly homeless people

Episcopal Community Services of San Francisco (ECS) and Mercy Housing have been selected to build and run San Francisco’s largest permanent supportive housing development for formerly homeless people. The two-building development to be built near 7th and Mission will provide permanent homes for up to 265 households experiencing chronic homelessness, with 100 of these new units earmarked for formerly homeless seniors, age 62 or older.

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City moves forward with first affordable teacher housing development

Mayor Mark Farrell, the Mayor’s Office of Housing and Community Development (MOHCD), the San Francisco Unified School District (SFUSD), United Educators of San Francisco (UESF) and Supervisor Katy Tang today announced the selection of the development team for the City’s first affordable housing development created specifically for SFUSD educators. 

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DAHLIA Housing Portal Team wins SPUR Good Government Award

The DAHLIA Housing Portal team accept the 2018 Good Government Award

Prior to the DAHLIA Housing Portal, there was no centralized listing for affordable housing in the city. Each property owner or developer maintained its own listings, paper-based application process and manually conducted lotteries, sowing confusion and distrust among prospective applicants. Now, thanks to this interdepartmental team of leaders, the city has a new one-stop online location for listings and applications for all affordable rental opportunities funded or overseen by the city.

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Groundbreaking on Historic Sunnydale Mixed-Income Development

Mayor Mark Farrell, Supervisor Malia Cohen, Mercy-Related, and community members broke ground today on the phased redevelopment of the Sunnydale public housing sites, part of the City’s HOPE SF neighborhood transformation initiative that is being implemented by the Mayor’s Office of Housing and Community Development.

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Mayor Lee Names Kate Hartley as Director of MOHCD

Kate Hartley

Mayor Edwin M. Lee today named Kate Hartley as the new Director of the Mayor’s Office of Housing and Community Development (MOHCD). Hartley had been serving in an Interim Director role since June, when former MOHCD Director Olson Lee announced his retirement.
 
The MOHCD is responsible for the creation, preservation and protection of San Francisco’s affordable housing portfolio. The agency supports the economic and social development of San Francisco’s low-income communities and provides financing for development and rehabilitation projects.
 

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