SAN FRANCISCO—U.S. House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi, San Francisco Mayor Edwin M. Lee, Board of Supervisor Malia Cohen and local leaders came together, on Friday, April 14, to celebrate the completion of the latest phase of the redevelopment of the Hunters View community as part of the City’s HOPE SF initiative.
HOPE SF is a partnership program between the Mayor’s office and the San Francisco Housing Authority, aimed at revitalizing the distressed, inhabitable public housing sites in San Francisco. Phase I of the program started with the reconstruction of Hunter’s View – a 267 unit public housing project undertaken in 1956. Old and rapidly deteriorating housing units at Hunters View received required rehabilitation under the SF HOPE program, which aims to completely rebuild and replace each of the 267 units.
As of last Friday, 107 newly built homes have been opened up at Hunter’s View marking the completion of Phase I of the redevelopment program. The redeveloped Hunter’s View community is envisioned as one that is service-enriched, consisting of mixed income individuals. Upon its completion, Hunter’s View looks to accommodate more than 700 low-income or middle-class households. The housing will be refurbished in keeping with the non-displacement principles of the Mayor’s HOPE SF initiative.
According to sfmayor.org, New Hunter’s View will include a community center, health and wellness center, playgrounds, and physical connections to the surrounding neighborhoods.
Backed by local funding including a $310 million affordable housing bond, HOPE SF’s team consists of Ridge Point Non-Profit Housing Corporation, The John Stewart Company and Devine & Gong. The Initiative aims to eliminate inter generational poverty.
The ultimate goal is to retain “the beautiful diversity of our city, dismantling barriers and building community,” said Nancy Pelosi. “These new, modern buildings reflect a revolution in how we rehabilitate aging and isolated public housing – and create affordable, secure, and modern housing.”