Buena Vista Terrace CLOSED Waitlist


Buena Vista Terrace

Buena Vista Terrace

1250 Haight Street; SF, CA 94117

Subsidized Housing Opportunity for Seniors (62+) / Equal Housing Opportunity

APPLICATION PERIOD was May 25th, 2017 – June 9th, 2017

Lottery results are posted at

Application, Marketing Flyer, Selection Criteria and Lottery Information below:

Buena Vista Terrace; 1250 Haight Street Street:

Acquired from Citizens Housing Corporation in 2010, Buena Vista Terrace is an adaptive reuse of the abandoned Third Church Christ Scientist building in the Haight-Ashbury neighborhood, illustrating the innovative ways in which modern building technologies can be fused with old styles. The project restored the historically-significant exterior of this circa 1915 Romanesque Revival-style church while four stories of studio and one-bedroom apartments were constructed within the building shell. Individual apartments include full kitchens and private baths. The common space amenities include several lounge areas, a library, a laundry facility and a comfortable community space on the first floor. Some of the original decorative plaster work has been integrated into the design of the public spaces. Green features include Energy Star rated appliances and energy-efficient lighting fixtures. Jewish Family and Children’s Services’ Seniors at Home Program provides services that address the specific needs of seniors.

Type of UnitSubsidized Housing for Seniors (62+)
Name of BuildingBuena Vista Terrace
Address1250 Haight Street; San Francisco, CA 94117
Year Built1915
Application Contact

Person & Address

Brandon Flannery

215 Taylor Street; San Francisco, CA 94102



06/09/2017, 5pm

Applications must be received in paper form (no faxes or emails) by 5pm on the date of the deadline. Postmarks will not be accepted. Applications received after the deadline will not be accepted.

Building AccessibilityAccessibility features in common areas like lobby, hallways and management offices, wheelchair accessible bathrooms and elevators.
Building AmenitiesLobby, Elevator(s), Close to Public Transit, Community Kitchen, Community Room, Laundry Facility, 24-Hour Emergency Maintenance
Application FeeNone
Rent Amount30% Adjusted Household Income
Deposit MinimumGreater of:

  1. One month Tenant’s Total Payment (TTP) or
  2. $50.00
Other fees & utilities paid by the renter

(Costs Not Included)

Water, Sewer & Trash are paid by the building; tenants are responsible for Electricity, Telephone, Internet and renter’s insurance.
Lottery Date:              06/15/2017 (Thursday)

Start Time:     10:30 AM

Location:         220 Golden Gate Ave.; San Francisco, CA 94102

Applicants do not need to be present at the lottery. Lottery results will be posted at & within one week of the lottery.

AMI level to determine Maximum Income and Rent2017 Mayor’s Office of Housing & Community Development (MOHCD) 50% AMI
AMI Chart  1 Persons –        $ 40,350

2 Persons –        $ 46,150

3 Persons –        $ 51,900

How to submit an applicationApplications can be obtained either of the following ways:

  1. TNDC Website:
  2. Download applications through the SF Housing Portal at:
  3. Pick up a paper application at the following address:

Address:    215 Taylor St.; San Francisco, CA 94102

Hours:       8:30 AM to 5:00 PM

Days:                Monday through Friday

Applications must be submitted either of the following ways:

  1. Submit applications in-person or by mail to the following address:

Address:    215 Taylor St.; San Francisco, CA 94102

Hours:       8:30 AM to 5:00 PM

Days:                Monday through Friday

If you need application assistance or information about available housing resources, please refer to the organizations listed in the SF Housing Resource Guide by clicking here:

Link to Building Selection Criteria
Credit History StandardsNot Applicable
Rental History StandardsNo Eviction in the past three years or no more than two in the past five years.


Qualified applicants with criminal history will be considered for housing in compliance with Article 49 of the San Francisco Police Code: Fair Chance Ordinance.

Please note our listing will by default notify all applicants that “Qualified applicants with criminal history will be considered for housing per Article 49 of the San Francisco Police code Fair Chance Ordinance.”

Smoking PolicyPer San Francisco Health Code, Article 19F Smoking is not allowed in enclosed common areas, building entry, exit and operable doors or vents.
Pet PolicyNo Pets, Companion Animals allowed via Reasonable Accommodations.
Minimum Allowable Income Level of Households No minimum income is required for Subsidized Senior Housing (62+) units.
Lottery Preferences
#Applicant Category
1HUD 221(d)(3) Statutory Preference; Federal or Presidential Disasters (HUD 221)
2Certificate of Preference Program (COP)
3Displaced Tenant Housing Preference Program (DTHP)
4Live or Work in San Francisco Preference (L/W)
5All Others

All individuals and households may enter the lottery for a unit.

However, households in which one member holds a Certificate of Preference (COP) from the former San Francisco Redevelopment Agency will be given the highest preference in the lottery ranking process. More information about the COP Program can be found here:

Households in which one member holds a Displaced Tenant Housing Preference (DTHP) Certificate from the Mayor’s Office of Housing and Community Development will be given second highest preference in the lottery ranking process, for up to 20% of the units in this project (insert number of units here).

DTHP certificate holders will also be included in the Live/Work preference regardless of their current live/work location.

Note: The DTHP only apply to projects with 5 or more units. Please delete the DTHP information listed above if your project has less than 5 units.

Households that submit acceptable documentation that at least one member lives or works in San Francisco will be given third highest preference in the lottery ranking process.

If the number of units available exceeds the number of qualified applicants in the above listed preference, the units will become available to other qualified applicants outside of San Francisco. Applicants in each preference category must meet program requirements in order to complete the rental.

For more information about the lottery process and housing preferences, please refer to the MOHCD Housing Preferences and Lottery Procedures Manual here:

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