TNDC Celebrates Grand Re-Opening of Civic Center Residence

On Thursday, July 14, Tenderloin Neighborhood Development Corporation celebrated the re-opening of 212 units of supportive, affordable housing at Civic Center Residence (CCR) located at 44 McAllister Street in San Francisco. A brief ceremony was held to thank those involved in this $30 million renovation project. The ceremony marks the public grand reopening of CCR.

“Today’s grand re-opening of Civic Center Residence marks an important milestone in rebuilding San Francisco’s affordable housing for our most vulnerable communities,” said Mayor Edwin M. Lee. “The extensive rehabilitation and renovation of Civic Center Residence will preserve and strengthen 212 units of needed affordable housing for years to come and provide 212 low income residents, many of whom were previously homeless, with the dignity and respect of an affordable home in San Francisco.”

TNDC initiated the CCR rehabilitation project in 2005 and commenced construction in late fall 2008. The 25-month rehabilitation project focused on improving the safety and livability of residents and TNDC onsite staff. The renovated residence now provides tenants with two fully accessible elevators, upgraded fire sprinkler and alarm systems, and improvements to plumbing, mechanical and electrical systems. Each of the 212 units includes a private toilet, micro-refreshment center and basic furniture. Additionally, 23 units contain private shower rooms. Renovated common areas include three community kitchens, multiple tenant lounges, a laundry room, outdoor courtyards, shower rooms and offices for onsite support services staff.

“I am gratified that so many elements of the San Francisco and broader communities came together to preserve this vital housing resource,” said Don Falk, TNDC Executive Director. “TNDC is the conduit through which resources are funneled to meet the community’s priorities, and for decades to come low income people will find at CCR an affordable place they can call home.”

Rental and services support is provided by the City and County of San Francisco, Department of Public Health’s Direct Access to Housing Program, and the City and County of San Francisco, Human Services Agency Shelter Plus Care Program. West Bay Housing Corporation master leases 20 supportive housing units.

Financing for the project was provided by the City and County of San Francisco, Mayor’s Office of Housing, Redevelopment Agency of City and County of San Francisco, Enterprise Community Investments, Inc., Wells Fargo Bank, Federal Home Loan Bank of San Francisco, Affordable Housing Program, Far East National Bank, California Housing Finance Agency, State of California Department of Housing and Community Development, and JPMorgranChase Foundation. The architecture firm was Gelfand Partners Architects and the contractor was Fine Line Construction with construction management services provided by Design Studios Gonzalo Castro.

Building photos by Mark Luthringer.

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