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 development activities that support the revitalization. With Amy Tharpe, Director of Policy at the Mayor’s Office of Housing, and September Jarrett, Deputy Director of the San Francisco Interagency Council.
Bryan Goebel is a reporter at KQED Public Radio in San Francisco. A veteran journalist and writer, he helped launch Streetsblog SF in 2009 and served as editor for three years. He lives car-free in the Castro District.