New 70-Unit Housing Site For Homeless Veterans Set to Open in San Francisco

on Nov 13 2017 - 12:20pm

Source: NBC Bay Area By Bay City News | November 11, 2017 Getty Images U.S. Army veteran Sean Balenti looks through donated clothing during a Veterans Connect event at the VA Downtown Clinic on November 10, 2010 in San Francisco, California. One day before Veterans Day, volunteers helda Veterans Connect event at the VA Downtown Clinic that offers free servies to homeless and underpriviledged veterans including health services, clothing and DMV services. The day before Veteran's Day, there's some good news for veterans: A new 70-unit permanent supportive housing site for chronically homeless vets is set to open in San Francisco. The Auburn Hotel, a new 70-unit housing site at 481 Minna St., will open in about a month. It will have a bed, dresser, mini-refrigerator, microwave and flat screen television in every unit, the city's Department of Homelessness and Supportive Housing said. Delivering Innovation in Supportive Housing, a San Francisco nonprofit, will manage the property, and...

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$80M Affordable Development Ready to Rise in Mission Bay

on Nov 2 2017 - 12:45pm

Source: SocketSite November 2, 2017 A 75-year ground lease for the eastern half of Mission Bay Block 3 which fronts Third Street, between Mission Rock and Long Bridge, is slated to be approved next week. Financing is expected to be funded next month. And the construction of a five-story building with 119 below market rate (BMR) apartments to rise at 1150 Third Street is expected to commence as soon as the funds are secured. As designed by Leddy Maytum Stacy Architects for the Chinatown Community Development Center and Swords to Plowshares, the project will provide a mix of 62 studios and one-bedrooms for formerly homeless veterans and 57 units (a mix of one, two and three-bedroom units) for low-income families earning up to 60 percent of the area median income, with on-site supportive services, a landscaped central courtyard and a garage for 24 cars and 72 bikes. The apartments will range in size from 371 net square feet for the smallest studio to 1,050 square feet...

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Housing for Adults with Developmental Disabilities Opens in Upper Haight

on Oct 30 2017 - 1:35pm

Source: SF Weekly By Nuala Sawyer | October 26, 2017  Connie Chu opens the blinds in her studio apartment at Arc Mercy Community, Oct. 25, 2017. (Photo: Daniel Kim) “I like staying up late,” says Connie Chu, when asked what she likes about living on her own. She also likes that she can eat whatever she wants — which means her favorite food, corn dogs. “Corn dogs are the carnival of steak,” she confides. Although she is 40, Chu is living on her own for the first time, thanks to a newly renovated apartment building in Upper Haight. Arc Mercy Community — built through a collaboration between The Arc and Mercy Housing — caters specifically to adults with developmental delays. The more than 100-year-old building on the corner of Page and Masonic streets was built as a sanitorium in 1905, and despite its attractive location near the 43, 6 and 7 bus lines, and with views of Buena Vista Park and the Panhandle out its windows, from 2006 to 2016 it sat empty....

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Expansion of SF LGBT senior housing begins

on Oct 25 2017 - 10:03am

Source: The Bay Area Reporter By Matthew S. Bajko Representatives from Openhouse, Mercy Housing, Wells Fargo, local politicians, construction personnel, and others celebrate the groundbreaking of an LGBT-focused senior housing project at 95 Laguna Street. Photo: Rick Gerharter   The asphalt of a former parking lot is rapidly being torn up in order to start construction on a new home for low-income LGBT seniors in San Francisco. Work on the site at 95 Laguna Street began last Friday, October 13, and an official groundbreaking ceremony was held Tuesday, October 17. Invited guests donned hard hats representing the colors of the rainbow flag and wielded shovels to ceremoniously turn over dirt for the occasion. "Today, we redouble our commitment to our groundbreakers, our LGBT seniors, and the community we want to build with them," said Karyn Skultety, Ph.D., who became the nonprofit's executive director earlier this year. When it opens in the spring of 2019, likely in...

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Financial Planning Days Coming to San Francisco

on Oct 20 2017 - 2:17pm

Please join us for the first-ever LGBTQ Financial Planning Pro-Bono Day – a day where members of the LGBTQ community and allies get access to great financial education sessions and pro-bono 1:1 consultations with some of the Bay Area’s top advisors including members of Horizons’ Foundation Professional Advisors Council. Participants will get valuable information in important life areas including Tax Planning, Investing, Estate Planning, and “Family Matters” which include financial and legal implications of marriage/divorce/domestic partnership and having a family. This event is in partnership with the Horizons Foundation and in concert with the Financial Planning Association’s Pro-Bono Day. Pre-registration is recommended but not required. People who pre-register will receive more information on individual workshops and 1:1 consultations as it becomes available. Presented by the SF LGBT Center & Horizons Foundation- "Fueling the LGBTQ Movement" Register for free at ...

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