City takes major step toward 100% affordable housing in the Mid-Sunset

Tenderloin Neighborhood Development Corporation has been selected to build and develop affordable housing at 2550 Irving Street
December 18, 2020
Context map of Outer Sunset with project identified

Under the leadership of Mayor Breed, the Mayor’s Office of Housing and Community Development (MOHCD) has selected Tenderloin Neighborhood Development Corporation (TNDC) to build and develop 100% affordable housing at 2550 Irving Street for families. Upon completion, the building will feature up to 100 affordable apartments for low-income families. The new development on Irving Street exemplifies the City’s efforts to invest in developments in high resource neighborhoods in need of affordable housing, like the Sunset. Construction is expected to start in 2023.

As San Francisco emerges from the pandemic, Mayor Breed has made clear that housing production is an important part of our long road to recovery. Building housing provides good-paying jobs for workers and stable homes for our residents.  

“The creation of more affordable housing across San Francisco is at the center of our COVID-19 recovery strategy and we are thrilled to partner with TNDC to bring much needed permanently affordable housing to the Sunset,” said Eric Shaw, MOHCD Director. “We continue to expand our pipeline with a focus on equitable investment to meet the housing needs of residents across the City.”

In December 2019, MOHCD issued a Notice of Funding Availability (NOFA) seeking to support acquisition of parcels located in Districts 1,2,4,7 and 8. These districts were identified as they have been traditionally underserved by new 100% affordable housing production. 

“I am excited to work with TNDC to bring the very first 100% affordable housing project for families to the Sunset,” said District 4 Supervisor Gordon Mar. “This project will expand access and opportunities for families priced out of our neighborhood, where we have seen an underinvestment in affordable housing. Along with the City’s first affordable housing project for educators in the Outer-Sunset, this project will help us develop greater capacity in the westside to create housing that serves priority community needs.”

MOHCD selected TNDC as the developer of the Irving site based on their extensive experience with affordable housing development and management, community outreach, and providing services rooted in the values of cultural humility to families with low incomes, formerly homeless households and seniors as well as a commitment to the City’s racial equity framework. 

“TNDC is grateful and humbled to help more families remain housed and thriving by bringing affordable housing to a neighborhood with high-performing public schools and access to resources such as grocery stores and public transit. With our community-centered approach, we look forward to working with the Sunset neighborhood, MOHCD, and a range of partners to continue addressing San Francisco’s housing crisis and preserve the city’s vibrancy,” said Donald S. Falk, CEO of TNDC.

Supervisor Mar and TNDC will co-host a series of community meetings early next year offered in English and Cantonese concerning the project’s approval process, schematic design, and targeted income levels starting in January 2021.