The Tenderloin Neighborhood Development Corporation (TNDC) provides affordable housing and services for over 4,100 low-income residents in 6 San Francisco neighborhoods, building community and promoting equitable access to opportunity and resources. Founded in 1981 by a few people in the Tenderloin District of San Francisco, TNDC now has 39 properties in its property portfolio and employs 319 people, some who live in TNDC affordable housing buildings. In addition to housing development, TNDC focuses on community organizing, urban food growth and land use, and its after-school program with the idea that everyone should have good quality housing and good quality of life in the city they love. This year, TNDC celebrates its 35th birthday!



TNDC provides affordable housing and services for low-income people in the Tenderloin and throughout San Francisco to promote equitable access to opportunity and resources.


We believe opportunity knocks only when you have a door. In San Francisco, TNDC envisions diverse communities where people with low incomes can fulfill their potential and meet their basic needs. Their housing is affordable and near amenities and services enhance the quality of their lives. People feel safe and supported by their community. All are invited to offer their voice in the issues that shape their lives.

In San Francisco, California, TNDC stands as a catalyst for advancing community interests and a force for expanding the choices that enhance livability, including housing, employment, education, food, cultural activities, and open spaces.

As a healthy organization, TNDC is viewed as a trusted and well-organized community ally locally and is a practice leader nationally. We contribute throughout San Francisco by providing affordable housing and other resources partly by partnering effectively with many other organizations and by supporting resident leadership.


Collaboration: We enhance our impact by working together and with others. We create partnerships, solicit and respond to input, and share our knowledge.

Diversity: We treat all people with respect and believe that different experiences and perspectives add value.

Equity: We strive for economic and social justice for all people, especially those with limited power and resources.

Excellence: We continuously push ourselves to improve and to produce high quality work.

Integrity: We strive for candor, respect and honesty. We seek to stand as a model of ethical behavior.

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