MOHCD Affordable Housing program testimonials

Full video (all episodes)

Episode 1: Rental Assistance Demonstration (RAD) Program

The Rental Assistance Demonstration (RAD) program is transforming public housing in San Francisco. Hear from longtime resident Bobby Cocharn in Bernal Heights about how the City’s rehabilitation of 118 units of public housing impacted the lives of those who call it home.

Episode 1 (YouTube video)

Episode 2: Downpayment Assistance Loan Program (DALP)

The Downpayment Assistance Loan Program (DALP) provides financial assistance in the form of a deferred payment loan up to $375,000 to qualified low to middle income first-time homebuyers in San Francisco. Hear from the Ruiz family who used the DALP and Teacher Next Door Program to purchase their home in SF’s Mission Terrace neighborhood.

Episode 2 (YouTube video)

Episode 3: HOPE SF

HOPE SF is the nation’s first large-scale public housing transformation and reparations effort aimed at de-concentrating poverty, reducing social isolation, and creating vibrant mixed-income communities in San Francisco without mass displacement. Hear longtime Hunters View resident Lottie Titus describe how this initiative has changed her life and the lives of her neighbors.

Episode 3 (YouTube video)

Episode 4: Small Sites Program

MOHCD's Small Sites Program protects renters like Ani Rivera from displacement by removing small rent-controlled properties (5-25 units) from the speculative market and converting them to permanently affordable housing. Visit to learn more.

Episode 4 (YouTube video)

Episode 5: Below Market Rate Homeownership

Hear from William Clements, who successfully purchased a below market rate apartment in SOMA through the Mayor’s Office of Housing & Community Development and the Office of Community Investment & Infrastructure. Visit to learn more.

Episode 5 (YouTube video)

Episode 6: Certificate of Preference Program

Longtime San Francisco resident Tonette Lane shares how she utilized her Certificate of Preference to secure a brand new, below market rate apartment for her family. Visit to learn more.

Episode 6 (YouTube video)

Episode 7: Displaced Tenant Housing Preference Program

After a devastating apartment building fire, MOHCD's Displaced Tenant Housing Preference Program helped Leslee McCray remain in San Francisco and purchase a new, below market rate home in the Dogpatch neighborhood. Visit to learn more.

Episode 7 (YouTube video)

Episode 8: Home rehabilitation through RAD

Hear longtime resident, teacher and mother of two Shirley Jackson share how her home was rehabilitated through MOHCD’s Rental Assistance Demonstration (RAD) program. The City is transforming nearly 3,500 public housing apartments across San Francisco so residents can permanently enjoy safe, quality and affordable housing with supportive services.

Episode 8 (YouTube video)

Episode 9: Neighborhood Resident Housing Preference Program

Hear longtime Hayes Valley resident Mario Watts share how his Neighborhood Resident Housing Preference helped him secure a beautiful below market rate apartment and remain in the neighborhood where he was born and raised. Visit to learn more.

Episode 9 (YouTube video)

Last updated September 16, 2022