We envision a future where everyone can thrive, regardless of income, race, spoken language, gender identity, and more. 921 Howard is a key step in helping us build this future by providing 203 deeply affordable homes for people in San Francisco. Covering ~205,000 square feet and standing 18 stories tall, 921 Howard is one of the biggest affordable housing projects San Francisco has seen in the last 10 years and the largest new construction in TNDC history!
Located in the heart of SOMA, 921 Howard will be a family-friendly, mixed-use building centering tenant needs. With onsite social workers and Property Management, tenants will have a built-in support network to help them adjust to their new home, feel welcome, and remain stably housed.
In addition to onsite support, 921 Howard will offer a two community rooms, an outdoor terrace, indoor bicycle parking, and a community serving ground-floor space. Notably, 921 Howard will seek a GreenPoint Rated certification and contractors involved in construction will focus on local, BIPOC-owned or women-owned businesses.
Construction will start summer 2021 and residents are scheduled to move in spring 2023.
Project details and timelines are proposed and subject to change. This description was last updated on 7.2.2021.
TNDC purchased the 5th & Howard site in 2009, using funding issued by the San Francisco Mayor’s Office of Housing and Community Development (MOHCD). Due to the recession, holding onto the site and financing development has been complex. Development plans for the second parcel, 206 5th Howard, are still to be determined.
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