Mercy Housing California

Openhouse Community at 55 Laguna


55 Laguna consists of 40 studio, one and two bedroom units for persons 55 years and older. This development includes the adaptive re-use and renovation of the Richardson Hall built in 1924 in the Spanish Colonial Revival style as a teacther's school. This renovations will incorporate new non-smoking units of LGBT friendly housing and residential amenities. This is a Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender-welcoming housing opportunity. 55 Laguna, San Francisco's first affordable, LGBT-welcoming housing, will open its doors to residents in Fall 2016. Openhouse and Mercy Housing are partnering to create a community at 55 Laguna where the lives, history, and relationships of LGBT residents and all residents are affirmed and celebrated. From their new on-site service center at 55 Laguna, Openhouse will provide support for San Francisco's community of LGBT seniors, and will offer resources, services, and community building activities to help all residents live healthy and independent lives.


  • Non-smoking building
  • Community room with kitchen
  • Lounge
  • On-site laundry facilities
  • Landscaped courtyard & terrace
  • Professional on-site management – Mercy Housing Management Group
  • Pet friendly
  • Located steps from Waller Park
  • Close proximity to Muni F, 6 and 71 lines
  • Resident Services Coordinator
  • Case management
  • Health & wellness support
  • Community activities


  • 40 units total





The Application Process will begin on June 8, 2016 and will close June 16, 2016 at 5:00 p.m. Click here for more information.


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 Openhouse community at 55 Laguna

Application Distribution & Return Location:
Francis of Assisi Community
145 Guerrero Street
San Francisco, CA 94103
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Phone: 415.813.3710
TTY: 800.855.2880

Office Hours:
Monday - Friday
9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Property Type: Senior
Units:  40

Community Information Meeting:
Francis of Assisi Community
145 Guerrero Street, San Francisco, CA
Date: June 9, 2016
Time: 3:00 p.m.