Willie B. Kennedy Apartments

The Willie B. Kennedy Apartments is a new 98 unit, five story affordable senior housing development located at the corner of Turk and Webster streets in the Western Addition. The Project was built in partnership with Bethel AME Church and its affiliate, Allen Community Development Corporation, alongside the Rosa Parks Senior Apartments, a building jointly acquired by TNDC and Bethel/Allen in 2016 from the San Francisco Housing Authority as a RAD project. 32 studios and 65 one-bedroom units at Willie B. Kennedy are be restricted to senior households earning less than 50% AMI. To help meet San Francisco’s Ten Year Plan to End Chronic Homelessness, 20 units are set aside for formerly homeless seniors. This building also provides a variety of community spaces designed to accommodate a range of programs and needs for residents, including a large community room with a learning kitchen, a laundry room, two outdoor courtyard spaces, bike storage, and a resident lounge area. Primary financing sources include Silicon Valley Bank, NEF and Merritt as equity partners, HUD 202, Federal Home Loan Bank Affordable Housing Program, and the Mayor’s Office of Housing and Community Development.

Project Details:

  • Unit Mix: 32 studios and 65 one-bedroom units
  • Completed:  2016
  • Population:  Seniors 62+; 20 units for formerly homeless seniors; 50% AMI or less
  • Construction: Type V over Type I
  • Total Development Cost: $50 million
  • Financing Sources: HUD 202, NEF and Merritt Community Capital, Silicon Valley Bank, Federal Home Loan Bank Affordable Housing Program, Mayor’s Office of Housing and Community Development
  • TNDC Role:  Co-Owner, Co-Developer, Property Manager

Location: 1239 Turk Street, San Francisco

Photo by Mark Ellinger

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