06. Affordable Housing

HPSY Block 49

OCII Hunters Point Shipyard Block 49, Photo Credit: Maximilian Barnes

Emerging Projects

Project Name Description
MOHCD – Future Pipeline Projects MOHCD’s planned projects meet key criteria for investment, including scale, readiness, proximity to public transit, ability to leverage non-City sources of funding, and location in neighborhoods that have low production and/or high displacement. Phased projects are multi-year, multi-phase projects in a development area that include housing and infrastructure development. Together the pipeline for these projects represents an ambitious and significant commitment to producing more affordable housing in San Francisco. However, more units beyond these are needed, and the City will need to pursue opportunities and continue to prioritize affordability into the future.
Emerging projects are opportunities to expand MOHCD’s pipeline that are not currently accounted for in MOHCD’s pipeline and allocations budget. MOHCD must be nimble and opportunistic in acquisition of properties that come on the market, as funding is available, and especially if the acquisition is below market value.
It is important to note that the Housing Need targets represented in this chapter's financial tables represent a continuation of the City's level of effort during 2015-2019, where City subsidies have supported 82% of very low income, 54% of low income, and 23% of moderate income deed-restricted production. Based on these spending levels, the City is projected to meet approximately 50% of the very low income, 82% of the low income, and 42% of the moderate income targets in the current 2014-2022 RHNA cycle. Non deed-restricted moderate income housing is produced primarily through the City’s ADU program. 
To meet 100% of the current RHNA targets, excluding the portion that is projected to be met through Inclusionary units, the total housing expenditure plan would need to increase by approximately $5.1 billion. Meeting this full RHNA allocation would likely require policy decisions outside the purview of the Capital Plan and would also depend on the contribution of Inclusionary units delivered through market rate production, which is extremely difficult to model, especially given the economic impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. Still, San Francisco acknowledges the full need and strives to deliver as much affordability as possible while meeting other urgent challenges in its public capital portfolio and other service obligations.
OCII – Phase II Hunters Point Shipyard The work at Phase II of the Shipyard project is delayed due to the environmental testing and remediation work being done by the U.S. Navy. As a result, OCII funded affordable housing projects are similarly delayed.
TIDA – Mercy Housing & Catholic Charities Project The second 100% affordable housing project on Treasure Island, developed by Mercy Housing in partnership with Catholic Charities, is in planning and building permit review.  Project financing is expected to close in Q2 of CY 2021 with construction following in Q3. The 135-unit building will provide replacement housing for existing Catholic Charities and market rate residents on Treasure Island as required by program transition plans.  
TIDA – Community Housing Partnership &
Health RIGHT 360 Projects
The third and fourth 100% affordable housing developments are planned to be constructed in partnership with Community Housing Partnership and HealthRIGHT360 and to transition residents of those agencies’ facilities and programs to permanent locations on Treasure Island.  The sequence and schedule for these developments will be determined by the availability of funding.  Because HealthRIGHT360 operates treatment and transitional housing programs, many funding sources for the construction of permanent affordable housing will not be available to finance the construction of the HealthRIGHT360 building.  
TIDA – Inclusionary Affordable Developments TICD has multiple rental and condominium projects in the second subphase area on Treasure Island in various stages of planning and building permit review and are expected to start construction between 2021-2023.  These buildings will include for-rent and for-sale inclusionary affordable units. 
Street Improvement Permit (SIP) documentation and subdivision maps for the third subphase area are under review by City agencies.  With the expectation that the SIP will be issued and subdivision map approved in Q1 2021, TICD has begun the demolition of structures within the subphase area.  This subphase area will include four additional TIDA parcels for the development of affordable housing.  
OCII – Mission Bay South Block 9 &
Hunters Point Shipyard Blocks 52/54
OCII has several projects in various stages of predevelopment and early construction. Mission Bay South Block 9 started construction in summer 2020 and will included 141 units for formerly homeless individuals. Hunters Point Shipyard Blocks 52/54 is one family rental project on two nearby sites will total 112 units and is expected to start construction in 2022. Mission Bay South Block 9a will be a 148 units affordable homeownership project and is in schematic design and will start construction in mid-2022. Hunters Point Shipyard Phase 1 Block 56 is a 73- unit family rental project, and will start construction in mid-2022. Transbay Blocks 2 East and 2 West will include approximately 169 senior units and 80 family rental units; developer selection and predevelopment funding is expected early in calendar year 2021. 

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