141 Eddy Street
Acquired in March 2001, the West, an un-reinforced masonry, single-room occupancy hotel originally built in 1907, was in very poor condition due to years of neglect and deferred maintenance. The existing tenant population was a very high-needs community of seniors, persons with AIDS, and persons with mental health and substance abuse issues. The units were reconfigured to 104 single-room occupancy units with a private toilet or full bathroom, the lobby was greatly expanded, all systems were replaced or upgraded, new elevator was installed, and the building was seismically retrofitted, all completed in 2004. The project is a 9% Low-Income Housing Tax Credit project with HOME and CDBG funds administered by the San Francisco Mayor’s Office of Housing. Ten of the units are for persons with AIDS under the HOPWA program, 15 units are reserved Section 8 homeless individuals subsidized through the McKinney program, 26 units have rental subsidies through project-based Section 8 vouchers, and 40 units are for homeless seniors with funding provided by the San Francisco Department of Public Health. An on-site TNDC social worker to provide services to the tenants.