1296 Shotwell Street Affordable Senior Housing in the Mission

Completed December 2019.

(Grand opening event page with further information on this development.)

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:

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 brings affordable apartment rentals to the Mission for our seniors.

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