Tenant Focus: Being Muslim in the Tenderloin

In the sunlit Curran House courtyard, 13-year old Nada Kaid sits with her mother, Nabihah. Muslims from Yemen, poorest of the Arab countries, they wear traditional dress.  Away from Curran House, it causes them some grief.  Nabihah’s chador is a black robe that covers all but her face and hands.  Nada wears separates of lighter…

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Families getting what they need to thrive – What TNDC is Providing for the Kids

Many of TNDC’s Tenderloin After-School Program parents are forced to raise their children in overcrowded housing with no access to outdoor play space, live in unsafe conditions, lack access to education and other resources, and face language and immigration barriers, among others. For these families, TASP is an invaluable resource: a safe place that helps…

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Tenant Focus: Curtis Bradford (& Maggie Mae)

Maggie Mae doesn’t bat an eyelash. She lies on the floor in her tiny, but immaculate unit in the TNDC Alexander Residences on Eddy Street in the Tenderloin. The tranquil 4 1/2-year-old lap dog — black as the inside of a coal mine — takes a cue from her owner, Curtis Bradford, who has lived…

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Tenant Focus: Maurice Robinson

By 2005, Maurice Robinson had become a triple threat — but not in a sports-star sort of way. His life in a one-bedroom flat in north Oakland, California — where he had lived for eight years — was about to implode. The wild ride that had fostered his drug and alcohol addiction eventually landed him…

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What’s the impact of adding 100 affordable units of housing for families?

A new social impact calculator shows that adding just 100 new units of affordable housing for families delivers $22M in value back into the community, in the form of additional money spent on food, health care, and also as a vaccine against homelessness. This assumes that the housing is kept affordable for only 10 years.…

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A Note from the CEO regarding 951 Eddy Street

Dear Friends, Stakeholders, Employees, and Residents of TNDC: We've recently been asked by some of our friends about news reports surrounding a property at 951 Eddy Street that TNDC anticipates receiving from the San Francisco Housing Authority later this year. We're hoping to answer most of the questions we've heard below; should you have any…

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Tenant Focus: Kathy Wolfe

Katherine “Kathy” Wolfe is more than a tenant at TNDC’s SOMA Apartments. A participant in leadership training provided through TNDC, Kathy serves as the President of the SOMA Residents Association. Kathy herself describes her journey from homeless to community leader as “an incredible ride.” Kathy lived for many years in SROs (single room occupancy) housing…

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Resident Spotlight: Jason Fraser

Finding a new start at the Sierra Madre Apartments Jason Fraser has been a tenant at TNDC’s Sierra Madre for almost three years. He was born in the city and grew up in Pacifica. Other than a year he spent in Manhattan, Jason has always called San Francisco home. Two years ago, Jason lived in…

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Resident Spotlight: Russell Christophel

RESIDENT SPOTLIGHT: Russell Christophel Russell Christophel is building community at Antonia Manor. On the second Tuesday of each month, Antonia Manor tenant Russell Christophel helps distribute the supplemental food boxes delivered from the food bank to his fellow Antonia Manor residents. Around 7 a.m., he and a group of tenants he leads gather in the lobby…

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From the Director’s Desk

Why Home Matters: discovering the platform for social progress. Last year in May, I spoke about the idea of “HOME” and how our sense of home forms the foundation for our well-being, allowing us to go forward into the world knowing we always have a safe place to return to. I wanted to revisit that…

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