174 Ellis Street
The Maria Manor was an expiring-use Section 8 building acquired by TNDC in December 2000 with the San Francisco Redevelopment Agency under its “Preservation” program, thus preserving the property’s 119 affordable units. Financing is through tax-exempt bonds, as issued by the Redevelopment Agency along with a letter of credit from Citibank, and 4% Low-Income Housing Tax Credits. Renovation of this 100% Section 8 senior building was completed in 2003. Approximately 40% of the resident population are monolingual Chinese speakers. The building received an upgrade to all its major systems including electrical, heating, ventilation, plumbing, and the elevator, as well as a seismic retrofit. The renovated units have kitchenettes that include a sink, refrigerator, microwave and storage cabinets. TNDC provides a social worker and activities coordinator to support the resident population.