34 Turk Street
The acquisition of this project, along with three other Tenderloin SRO hotels, represented two decades of neighborhood organizing by TNDC, other non profits, and various stakeholders to prevent the displacement of low-income residents. TNDC acquired the project at no cost from its previous for-profit owner and preserved the 179 SRO units as permanent, affordable housing for extremely low-income working adults, seniors, and disabled persons. 44 units were subsidized by the HUD Section 8 Project Based Voucher program. The building’s rehabilitation, financed by the Mayor’s Office of Housing, Affordable Housing Program, and tax credits, was completed in 2004 and included a seismic retrofit, facade renovation, sidewalk repairs, life and safety code upgrades, building systems upgrades, and unit renovations. The ground floor was renovated to provide a larger lobby, new community room, and new services office for residents, as well as two storefront commercial spaces for neighborhood-serving uses. In addition, the basement was redesigned to provide a new laundry facility, community room, and community kitchen for residents.