O’Farrell Towers – CLOSED Waitlist & FINAL Lottery

O’Farrell Towers Apartments

ofarrell towers

477 O’Farrell Street; SF, CA 94102

Subsidized Senior (62+) Housing Opportunity / Equal Housing Opportunity

January 20th, FINAL Lottery Results:

APPLICATION PERIOD CLOSED – was December 7th, 2016 – December 21st, 2016

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

  • HOUSING APPLICATION – TNDC & MOHCD Lottery App (Application Period Closed, available upon request)
  • MARKETING FLYER –   2016 OFT FLYER (Translations available below)

O’Farrell Towers (OFT) – 477 O’Farrell Street – is a 12-story building located in the Tenderloin neighborhood, owned and operated by O’Farrell Senior Housing, Inc. (OSHI) since being acquired from Citizens Housing Corporation (CHC) in 2010. The property contains 101 one-bedroom apartments for low-income seniors and ground floor commercial space that is leased to the San Francisco Senior Center.  The project consists of a $12.4 million rehabilitation to address water intrusion issues, upgrade building systems and reconfigure ground floor space to better serve residents and building staff. While the primary purpose of the rehabilitation is mitigation of water intrusion issues we also intend to repair and replace building systems at the end of their useful life, improve accessibility, and reconfigure the ground floor community spaces and offices.  Increased energy efficiency and green building methods are also priorities.  The total estimated development cost is approximately $56 million.  Anticipated funding sources include tax-exempt bonds, 4% tax credits, and a seller carry back loan. Building Rehab scope of work includes, but is not limited to: roof replacement, new exterior building maintenance, replaced emergency generator, replaced lighting with energy-efficient fixtures, window replacements, replaced boilers, new solar hot water panels, reconfigured ground floor, and increased community space. Unit rehab scope of work includes: new appliances, new flooring, new kitchen cabinets, countertops and sinks, replaced radiators and new bathroom humidistats. Primary financing sources include Citibank, HUD Section 8, , and the Mayor’s Office of Housing and Community Development.


O’Farrell Towers Apartments




  477 O’Farrell Street, San Francisco, CA 94102

Year Built

  Rehabbed 2016

Number & Type of Units

101 Subsidized Housing for Seniors (62+) that requires the Head of Household, Co-Head or Spouse to be at least 62 years of age.

Units Available


RESIDENT SELECTION CRITERIA – OFT – Resident Selection Criteria – FULL (Translations available below)

Number of Bedrooms

  101 One Bedrooms (14-ADA accessibility features, 2-Visual/Hear ADA )

Square Footage

  1 Bedroom Units range from 491– 546 square feet

Accessible Units

Applicants needing these features will be given preference over applicants who do not indicate a need. These needs will be verified via third-party with a licensed medical professional following TNDC’s Reasonable Accommodation & Modification Policies & Procedures.









*Applications received after the application deadline will not be accepted*

Applications were accepted from Wednesday, December 7th, 2016 @ 8:30 AM through Wednesday, December 21st, 2016 – 5:00 PM at TNDC’s Property Management Office – 215 Taylor Street; San Francisco, CA 94102 between the hours of 8:30 AM-5:00 PM, Monday through Friday.

  • All Applications must be returned to 215 Taylor Street
    • Upon receipt Management will time & date stamp and provide application raffle/lottery ticket.
  • All household members may appear on only one application per listing.
    • All applications containing any person who appears on more than one application will be removed from the lottery.

***No applications are accepted via email or fax***

Information Sessions


Evening Session: Thursday, December 15th, 2016 @ 6:30 PM

Afternoon Session: Tuesday, December 20th, 2016 @ 1:30 PM

Location for both:  220 Golden Gate Ave; SF, CA 94102



Date & Time: Friday, January 13, 2017 @ 1:30 PM

Location:  220 Golden Gate Ave; 2nd Floor Auditorium; SF, CA 94102

Applicants do not need to be present at the lottery. Results will be posted 1/20/2016

Lottery Preferences


Preference given to applicants in the following order:

  1. Certificate of Preference Program1;
  2. Displaced Tenant Housing Preference Program2

Minimum Income

  No minimum income requirement

Maximum Income

1 Person Household – $ 43,050

2 Person Household – $ 49,200

3 Person Household – $ 55,350

Tenant Rent

  30% Adjusted Household Income

Move-In Deposit

  Greater of:

  • One month Tenant’s Total Payment (TTP) OR
  • $50.00

Minimum Occupants

  1 person in one bedrooms

Maximum Occupants

  3 persons in one bedrooms


  No Parking Available

Building Paid Utilities

  Water, Sewer and Trash are paid by the building.

Tenant Paid Utilities

  Tenants pay own utility bills for Gas Heating, Electricity, Cable, Phone, and Internet.

Criminal History

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


  • 2016 OFT FLYER (Application Period Closed, available upon request)
    • Arabic
    • Chinese
    • Korean
    • Russian
    • Spanish
    • Tagalog
    • Vietnamese



  • TNDC & MOHCD Lottery App Translations Available Per MOHCD Language Access Plan:
    • MOHCD – Chinese Lottery App
    • MOHCD – Spanish Lottery App
    • MOHCD – Tagalog Lottery App


  • TNDC & MOHCD Lottery App (Application Period Closed, available upon request):
    • Arabic
    • Chinese
    • Korean
    • Russian
    • Spanish
    • Tagalog
    • Vietnamese
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