SPUR Lunchtime Forum: An update on HOPE SF

"HOPE SF seeks to revitalize eight of San Francisco’s severely distressed
public housing sites by creating thriving, mixed-income communities,
without displacing current residents. With Craig Adelman of the
Mayor’s Office of Housing, Richard Gross of Enterprise, Ramie
Dare
of Mercy Housing, Jack Gardner of the John Stewart
Company, Michael Johnson of Em Johnson Interest, and Lydia Tan
from BRIDGE Housing, who will each give brief overviews of the plans
for these HOPE SF sites. Co-sponsored by the Urban Land Institute."

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Community Building and HOPE SF

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From SPUR: HOPE SF, San Francisco’s program to revitalize eight distressed public housing sites, is the first large-scale effort in the country aimed at both de-concentrating poverty and creating vibrant mixed-income communities without mass displacement of current residents. This panel will explore HOPE SF’s coordinated service delivery system and the community building and resident leadership […]

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SPUR Talk: Scratching Away at the Housing Crisis

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Yesterday evening the San Francisco Bay Area Planning and Urban Research Association (SPUR) held a panel discussion about efforts to provide housing for families. The presentation, held at their downtown SF location, also doubled as a rally supporting legislation from Supervisor Katy Tang of District 4 (Sunset/Parkside), called Home-SF, which aims to increase the amount of work-force […]