Enriching the lives of our residents, building security and value in every neighborhood we touch.
More than 7,000 families hoped they held a winning entry in the lottery that matched prospective residents with 136 affordable apartment homes at 10th & Mission Family Housing in San Francisco, Calif. Lijun Ma and her son Evan were among the lucky residents who now call the modern 12-story high rise in the South of Market area home.
The allergies and asthma that plagued the Ma family dramatically improved, aided by eco-friendly building materials, open and well-lit apartments, and a large courtyard with a security children’s play area. A 5,400 square foot youth and family center, a primary health clinic and retail space on the ground floor make 10th & Mission Family Housing a model for urban redevelopment built around the growing need for affordable homes.
Like the Ma family, half of all low-income renters and three quarters of all very low income renters spend more than half their income on housing, making the prospect of safe, affordable housing in cities like San Francisco even more elusive. Forty four of the units, scattered throughout the building, are designated for people transitioning out of homelessness.
When Mercy Housing comes to a neighborhood, the goal is not enlargement, but enrichment. How can we make things better? How can we create a physical structure that is congruous with the community while raising the standard?
And while 10th & Mission Family Housing is improving the lives of its residents, it is also strengthening the community.