The Hidden Cost of Housing Instability – Problems with Health and Wellness

We all know that the availability of affordable housing is at a crisis point here in San Francisco. Less well known is the pernicious effect housing instability has on people’s health and well being. Not having a stable place to call home can have a profoundly negative effect on people’s mental and physical health. Stress,…

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Aarti Hotel
Are SROs a Vanishing Breed?

Pictured: Lobby of TNDC's Aarti Hotel Much of the low-income housing in the Tenderloin is in the form of Single Room Occupancy (SRO) hotels also known as residential hotels. SRO hotels, often ranging from 200 to as little as 110 square feet, typically lack a kitchen, and often offer only shared bathrooms on each floor.…

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SF Affordable Housing Bond Campaign Launches

This November, San Francisco voters will have the chance to pass a $310 million bond for affordable housing — a key part of the broader $2.7 billion plan for funding affordable housing in San Francisco over the next 20 years. While the last two affordable housing bonds failed to get the needed two-thirds vote, SPUR…

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Recent Supreme Court Ruling on Fair Housing

Comments from Don Falk, CEO of Tenderloin Neighborhood Development Corp. Something terribly important occurred when the Supreme Court ruled on fair housing four weeks ago. When combined with significant new research findings coming out of the work of Raj Cheddy of Harvard, it represents a potential sea change in our field in the coming decades.…

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5 Things to Know about TNDC: Food Justice Edition

Our executive director—Don Falk— sends out "5 things to know about TNDC" on a regular basis to our board of director and employees. We want to start sharing his thoughts with you, 5 things at a time. What happens when there is food everywhere, but nothing to eat? You could call this a “food desert”…

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Groundbreaking Week for Social Justice

We stand with #SCOTUS and #POTUS and applaud this weeks landmark decision in affordable housing, health care, and marriage equality. Here at TNDC, we know that social justice is not something that happens naturally. We have to fight for it. And many years of fights when into these three (3) landmark decisions. For a thoughtful…

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Bringing Health & Housing Together for Seniors

TNDC has launched a new Health & Wellness Program that supports our senior residents around healthy aging in place. We want to foster a society where our older adults, who are living in community dwelling settings, can live safe, healthy, and independent lives. By March, The Alexander Residence and The Antonia Manor will kick off…

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Neighborhood Watch: Mayor Ed Lee Tours 1400 Mission

On February 5, Mayor Ed Lee toured 1400 Mission, TNDC’s latest affordable housing project. When complete, 1400 Mission will be 190 below market rate (BMR) condominiums. These units will be available to qualifying San Francisco residents at a reduced cost through the San Francisco Mayor’s Office of Housing and Community Development Below Market Rate (“BMR”)…

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Building Housing Options for Everyone

Unit by unit, TNDC is working to help residents of San Francisco stay in the city they love. TNDC’s work is grounded in the daily struggles and triumphs of people who call the Tenderloin home. As the need for affordable housing expands, TNDC is growing to meet that need. Rooted in the Tenderloin, we are…

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Partner Profile: 826 Valencia Street

826 Valencia brings new programming to TASP We are thrilled to announce our new partnership with 826 Valencia Street – an organization focused on building the reading skills of young people. TNDC was first introduced to 826 Valencia Street during work on development of affordable family housing in Mission Bay. They are planning an expansion…

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