SF Examiner: Westside residents demand low-income senior housing

SF Examiner: Westside residents demand low-income senior housing
February 11, 2018 Peter

We know that San Francisco faces an extreme housing shortage, especially affordable housing. However, projects that alleviate the shortage are within our reach — but too often they are impeded by red tape and obstructionism. As residents of San Francisco’s West of Twin Peaks and District 7, we’re speaking out to support one such project in our backyard. At 250 Laguna Honda Blvd., down the block from the Forest Hill Muni station, Christian Church Homes (CCH), a developer of low-income housing, wants to act on what they see as their mission to help “the least among us” and redevelop the Forest Hill Christian Church and parking lot as affordable homes for senior residents. For the past year-and-a-half, CCH has worked with The City’s Planning Department and Department of Homelessness and Supportive Housing (HSH) to build a 100 percent affordable, 100-to-120-unit building (reduced from the initial proposal for 150 homes) for low-income seniors, including 20 percent reserved for formerly homeless seniors.

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