1296 Shotwell Street Affordable Senior Housing in the Mission

Applications now open!

Deadline is Wednsday, September 11, 2019 at 5 p.m.

Two-sided flier/application assistance information: English or Spanish.

17 studio rental units available from $266 to $1,021 per month
54 one-bedroom rental units available from $300 to $1,162 per month

• New units with modern design + on-site amenities (laundry facilities, resident services, Community room & kitchen, and landscaped outdoor spaces)
• Head of household must be 62 years of age or older
• Households must have a minimum monthly income of two times the rent. *Section 8 & other subsidy vouchers are exempt from this monthly income requirement.
• Households must earn no more than the income levels listed below, based on number of people in your household:

Applications can be downloaded from San Francisco Housing Portal- DAHLIA at http://housing.sfgov.org or picked up from one of the housing counseling agencies listed at http://housing.sfgov.org/housing-counselors.

Applications must be received by 5 p.m. on Wednesday, September 11, 2019. Postmarks will not be considered. Apply online to ensure your application is received on time.

Applications must either be submitted online at http://housing.sfgov.org or mailed in with a self-addressed stamped envelope to: Casa Adelante-BMR, P.O. Box 420847, San Francisco, CA 94142

Lottery (attendance is optional)
October 2nd at 2 p.m. 
MOHCD, 1 South Van Ness 5th Floor
San Francisco, CA 94013

For more building information, please contact William Yee at (415) 984-1450 or 1296shotwell@chinatowncdc.org.

All applicants are encouraged to apply. Please see the project posting at http://housing.sfgov.org for applicable lottery preferences. Units are monitored through the San Francisco Mayor’s Office of Housing and Community Development and are subject to monitoring and other restrictions.

Property background

San Francisco’s Mission District has always been a supportive place for low-income and immigrant Latinos, but it’s now one of the most unaffordable neighborhoods in the country. In fact, 8,000 Latinos have been forced from their homes in the last decade — that’s over 25 percent of this community. MEDA is using our years of experience to keep Latinos and working families 
in the Mission District and help them thrive.

The development at 1296 Shotwell provides an opportunity to bring 94 affordable apartment rentals to the Mission.

MEDA and Chinatown Community Development Center (Chinatown CDC) were selected as the joint-venture nonprofit developers by the San Francisco Mayor’s Office of Housing and Community Development (MOHCD) for 1296 Shotwell, which will be 100 percent affordable housing for seniors. The building is designed to include pedestrian safety, security for residents and amenities that encourage activities for seniors.

The 1296 Shotwell property will provide much-needed affordable homes for Mission seniors, who will be connected to existing community programs and activities. There will also be opportunities to bring in multi-generational programs for families and seniors. The design of the building will incorporate public art, so that the building captures the essence of the diverse culture of the Mission/Bernal Heights.

Estimated move-in date: Q4 2019. Read blog on April 2019 “topping out” celebration.

Who will live at 1296 Shotwell?

The 1296 Shotwell affordable-housing development will serve low-income seniors ages 62 and up, with 20 percent of the apartments set aside for formerly homeless seniors. The building will include studio and one-bedroom apartments for seniors to age-in-place.