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Mayor London Breed Appoints Eric Shaw to Serve as Director of the Office of Housing and Community Development

San Francisco, CA – Mayor London N. Breed today announced the appointment of Eric D. Shaw as the new Director of the Mayor’s Office of Housing and Community Development (MOHCD). Shaw’s appointment as Director follows a comprehensive, nationwide search for the position.

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Mayor London Breed and Supervisor Rafael Mandelman Announce the City's Intent to Purchase Building in Upper Market Area for Affordable Housing

Mayor London N. Breed and Supervisor Rafael Mandelman today announced that the City is in advanced negotiations to purchase the existing building and parcel at 1939 Market Street to convert it to new affordable housing. The project will provide 100% permanently affordable housing and will likely serve low-income seniors in the area. The property is located at the intersection of Duboce Avenue and Market Street.

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Mayor London Breed and Community Members Celebrate Groundbreaking of Affordable Senior Housing in the Mission

Mayor London N. Breed, Supervisor Hillary Ronen and community leaders today celebrated the groundbreaking of Casa de la Misión at 3001 24th Street. Once complete, the new building will provide 44 permanent supportive housing units for formerly homeless seniors.

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Mayor London Breed Announces New Rental Subsidies for HIV Positive San Franciscans

Mayor London N. Breed today announced the launch of the first new rental subsidy program for people living with HIV/AIDS in 12 years. In partnership with Mayor Breed and the Mayor’s Office of Housing and Community Development (MOHCD), the Q Foundation hosted a launch event today at the Main Library for people to receive information about the program, including qualification criteria and the application process.

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Mayor London Breed Announces Acquisition and Preservation of Affordable Housing in the Richmond

Mayor London N. Breed and Supervisor Sandra Lee Fewer today announced the acquisition and preservation of 12 rent-controlled homes and one commercial space in the Richmond District. The building, located at 369 3rd Avenue, was preserved as affordable housing as part of the City’s Small Sites program, which has stabilized over 500 San Francisco residents.

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Mayor London Breed and President Norman Yee Celebrate Opening of Child Care Facility in SOMA

Mayor London N. Breed and Board of Supervisors President Norman Yee joined South of Market Child Care, Inc. and early care and education advocates to celebrate the completion of a new child care center in the South of Market neighborhood. The Transbay Child Development Center is one of over 30 early care and education centers in high-needs neighborhoods that will be funded through the City’s Child Care Facilities Fund. The opening of the facility comes as Mayor Breed and President Yee announced the launch of San Francisco’s “Child and Youth Friendly City” Initiative.

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Mayor London Breed Announces Acquisition and Preservation of Housing and the El Rio Bar through the City's Small Sites Program

Mayor London N. Breed today announced the acquisition and preservation of 3156-3158 Mission Street as part of the City’s Small Sites Program. The acquired properties are two mixed-use buildings with eight apartments and two commercial spaces occupied by El Rio, which is a bar and cornerstone business that has served the local Latino and LGBTQ communities since 1978. The bar and patio occupy one commercial space, and a community meeting space occupies the other.

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Mayor London Breed Announces the Acquisition and Preservation of First Small Sites Building in the Sunset

Mayor London N. Breed, Supervisor Gordon Mar, and community leaders today celebrated the acquisition and preservation of 3544 Taraval Street, a building with six two-bedroom homes in the Outer Sunset neighborhood. It is the first Small Sites Program (SSP) acquisition in District 4, and one of only three SSP acquisitions on the Westside of San Francisco. 

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Mayor London Breed Celebrates Groundbreaking for 167 New Affordable Homes in Sunnydale Neighborhood

September 25, 2019

Mayor London N. Breed today celebrated the groundbreaking of Sunnydale Block 6, a six-story building that will provide 167 permanently affordable homes for low-income families, including 125 apartments set aside for Sunnydale residents living in public housing. She was joined by Senator Scott Wiener, Assemblymember David Chiu, California Board of Equalization Chair Malia Cohen, and Supervisor Shamann Walton.

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Mayor London Breed Announces the Successful Rehabilitation of 436 Affordable Homes for Families in Bayview-Hunters Point Neighborhood

Mayor London N. Breed and community leaders today celebrated the grand reopening of 436 units at Hunters Point East West (HPEW) and Westbrook, two former public housing properties that were originally built in the 1950s and together comprise nearly 35 acres of land. These are two of 28 sites previously owned by the San Francisco Housing Authority that were renovated under the Rental Assistance Demonstration (RAD) program through the U.S.

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