Mercy Housing california

derek silva community


The Derek Silva Community provides 68 units of affordable housing for people living with HIV/AIDS, and is the largest residential AIDS housing facility in San Francisco. Mercy Housing acquired they property in 2001 to preserve the property as affordable housing. In 2004, Mercy Housing completed a $7 million renovation of this early 1900's apartment building with approximately 6,500 square feet of available retail space to serve the community. Catholic Charities CYO has been the on-site service provider since 1992 and continues to provide much needed services to the residents.


  • Individual and group counseling
  • Community building and tenant organizing
  • Case management
  • Provision of referrals and follow-up to outside services
  • Benefits Counseling
  • Client advocacy
  • Vocational and employment services
  • Substance abuse
  • Psychiatric programs
  • Meal programs


  • 68 units of affordable housing for people with special needs.
  • Acquisition & Renovation Financing: San Francisco Redevelopment Agency, Citi, Federal Home Loan Bank AHP, Bank of America, Alliant Capital, California Department of Housing and Community Development and San Francisco Housing Authority
  • The renovations were designed by K2A Architecture & Interiors and completed by Swinerton Builders.

derek silva Community

20 Franklin Street
San Francisco, CA 94102
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 Phone: 415-553-8024
(TTY: 800-877-8973 or 711)

Property Type: Special Needs
Units:  68

Office Hours:
Monday - Friday
8:00 a.m - 4:00 p.m.