RISING IN THE FACE OF A HOUSING CRISIS
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. Between 2000 and 2019, the Latino population of the Mission fell by over 9,000 residents. That amounts to nearly one in three Latino residents in 2000 leaving, whether forcibly or voluntarily, over the next two decades. MEDA is using our years of experience to keep Latinos and working families in the Mission District and help them thrive.
The proposed 681 Florida development (former address 2070 Bryant), designed by Mithun architects, calls for 130 affordable apartment rentals for families. Forty-two percent of units will be two bedrooms or larger, with 30 percent of apartments set aside for formerly homeless families.
MEDA and Tenderloin Neighborhood Development Corporation (TNDC) were selected as the joint-venture nonprofit developers of 681 Florida Street by the San Francisco Mayor’s Office of Housing and Community Development (MOHCD).
Three key goals for 681 Florida are:
- Fostering a safe home for families and an inclusive environment that encourages community, while providing connections to the street, neighborhood and city beyond.
- Incorporating resident and community amenities and on-site services that support all residents, especially formerly homeless households.
- Creating an accessible, affordable place for arts-focused Production, Distribution and Repair (PDR) uses, providing a window of creativity from the street into a flexible and functional space.
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