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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