The thriving community of 270 Turk existed long before TNDC purchased the building in 2019 with the intentions of ensuring permanent affordability for its current and future tenants. With the help of the current tenants at 270 Turk, the San Francisco Housing Accelerator Fund (SFHAF), and the Mayors Office of Housing and Community Development (MOHCD), TNDC upgraded the building to be a safer, more dignified place worthy of its tenants. Upgrades included fire alarms, sprinklers, elevator, a mechanical ventilation system, among other improvements.
Built in 1927, 270 Turk is currently on the National Register of Historic Places in the Uptown Tenderloin Historic District.
"I moved to the United States from Cambodia as a teenager, and quickly settled down in San Francisco and into 270 Turk Street. I've lived here with my family in this building, and my Cambodian community here in San Francisco. I'm grateful for this home, it's close to everything! I'm happy with my new ownership and am pleased that I don't have to move," said Visot Bun, a tenant of 270 Turk Street.