Testimonials

Hear from residents in our affordable housing programs!

Episode 1:

The Rental Assistance Demonstration (RAD) program is transforming public housing in San Francisco. Hear from longtime resident Bobby Cocharn in Bernal Heights about how the City’s rehabilitation of 118 units of public housing impacted the lives of those who call it home.


Episode 2:

The Downpayment Assistance Loan Program (DALP) provides financial assistance in the form of a deferred payment loan up to $375,000 to qualified low to middle income first-time homebuyers in San Francisco. Hear from the Ruiz family who used the DALP and Teacher Next Door Program to purchase their home in SF’s Mission Terrace neighborhood.


Episode 3

HOPE SF is the nation’s first large-scale public housing transformation and reparations effort aimed at de-concentrating poverty, reducing social isolation, and creating vibrant mixed-income communities in San Francisco without mass displacement. Hear longtime Hunters View resident Lottie Titus describe how this initiative has changed her life and the lives of her neighbors.


Episode 4:

MOHCD's Small Sites Program protects renters like Ani Rivera from displacement by removing small rent-controlled properties (5-25 units) from the speculative market and converting them to permanently affordable housing. Visit http://sfmohcd.org/small-sites-tenants to learn more.


Episode 5:

Hear from William Clements, who successfully purchased a below market rate apartment in SOMA through the Mayor’s Office of Housing & Community Development and the Office of Community Investment & Infrastructure. Visit https://sfmohcd.org/affordable-homebuyer-programs to learn more.


Episode 6:

Longtime San Francisco resident Tonette Lane shares how she utilized her Certificate of Preference to secure a brand new, below market rate apartment for her family. Visit https://sfmohcd.org/lottery-preference-programs to learn more.


Episode 7:

After a devastating apartment building fire, MOHCD's Displaced Tenant Housing Preference Program helped Leslee McCray remain in San Francisco and purchase a new, below market rate home in the Dogpatch neighborhood. Visit https://sfmohcd.org/displaced-tenant-housing-preference to learn more.


Episode 8:

Hear longtime resident, teacher and mother of two Shirley Jackson share how her home was rehabilitated through MOHCD’s Rental Assistance Demonstration (RAD) program. The City is transforming nearly 3,500 public housing apartments across San Francisco so residents can permanently enjoy safe, quality and affordable housing with supportive services.