Apply for Housing

Thank you for your interest in Chinatown CDC's housing. We recognize that there is a shortage of affordable housing opportunities in San Francisco. We make every effort to make the application process as easy as possible whenever we have current vacancies or anticipated vacancies.

The application process differs for each of our buildings. When a wait list opens, where to pick up and how to return an application for that building will be posted on the wait list announcement and on this web site. Applications are also available for download on this web page. Reasonable accommodations are provided upon request. Depending on the building, applications may be:

- Picked up at the property site only, and
- Returned in person OR returned by mail only

In fairness to all applicants, we strictly adhere to the published process for each opportunity. The process and eligibility requirements do differ by building so please take note of individual announcements.
 

Announcement

Namiki Apartments
415-922-1788
1776 Sutter Street, San Francisco
Application lottery was conducted on May 13, 2016. Please click here for lottery results.

Broadway Sansome Apartments
415-788-8005
255 Broadway Street, San Francisco
Application lottery was conducted on January 20, 2015. Please click here for lottery results.



Current Open Wait Lists

This is a list of open wait lists as well as links to applications and other documents. This list is up-to-date as of February 29, 2016.

Address:
420 Berry Street, San Francisco

Phone:
415-371-0012

 

Studios, one-bedrooms, and two-bedrooms units. Income and occupancy restrictions apply. Waiting lists for all rooms are open. For leasing information please contact 1-415-371-0012. Please click here for flyer and application.
Address:
160 Eddy Street, San Francisco

Phone:
415-775-5373

 

Single rooms with community kitchens, some with private baths. Support Service Program available on site. This building has limited accessibility. Limit one resident per room. Please click here to download an application.



In Development

 



Closed Wait Lists

The following properties are not accepting applications at this time:

Address:
289 9th Avenue, San Francisco

Phone:
415-981-7119

 

Single rooms with community kitchens and baths. This building is accessible. Limit one resident per room.
Address:
665 Clay Street, San Francisco

Phone:
415-981-1378

 

Single rooms with community kitchens and baths. Some studio to two-bedroom units. This building is not accessible. Single room units are limited to one resident per room.
Address:
1370 California Street, San Francisco

Phone:
415-673-3663

 

Studio and one-bedroom units. Few two to three-bedroom units. Support Service Program available on site. This building has limited accessibility.
Address:
777 Broadway, San Francisco

Phone:
415-981-7119

 

Studio units for seniors. Rents are 30% of income. This building is accessible.
Address:
810 Battery Street, San Francisco

Phone:
415-677-9372

 

Studio, two-bedroom and three-bedroom units for families. Pre-school program available on site. The building is accessible.
Address:
255 Broadway Street, San Francisco

Phone:
415-788-8005

 

One-bedrooms, two-bedrooms units. Income and occupancy restrictions apply. Application lottery was conducted on January 20, 2015. Please click here for lottery results.
Address:
657 Clay Street Steet, San Francisco

Phone:
415-981-1378

 

Small single rooms with shared baths and community kitchens. The building is not accessible. Limit one resident per room.
Address:
1204 Mason Street, San Francisco

Phone:
415-981-7119

 

Studio units and a few one-bedrooms. This building is not accessible.
Address:
1820 Post Street, San Francisco

Phone:
415-921-3469

 

Studios, one to four-bedroom units. Rents are 30% of income. Support Service Program available on site. After-school program available for youth K-8 grades.
Address:
848 Kearny Street, San Francisco

Phone:
415-773-2200

 

Studios and 1-bedrooms for seniors and veterans. Rents are 30% of income. Support Service Program available on site. This building is accessible.
Address:
1303 Larkin Street, San Francisco

Phone:
415-776-1338

 

Single rooms with shared baths. Some one-bedrooms with private baths. All units utilize community kitchens and are for seniors. Support Service Program available on site. This building is accessible.
Address:
701 Golden Gate Avenue, San Francisco

Phone:
415-929-5258

 

Studio and 1-bedroom units for seniors. This building is accessible.
Address:
1776 Sutter Street, San Francisco

Phone:
415-922-1788

 

One-bedroom units for seniors. This building is accessible.
Address:
1590 Broadway, San Francisco

Phone:
415-673-2011

 

Studio and 1-bedroom units for seniors. Rents are 30% of income. Support Service Program available on site. This building is accessible.
Address:
870 Turk Street, San Francisco

Phone:
415-346-7934

 

Studio units for seniors. This building is accessible.

The Parkview Terraces Studio Waitlist closed on Monday, February 29, 2016 at 5:00 pm. For more information click here.
Address:
585 Geary Street, San Francisco

Phone:
415-474-1564

 

Single rooms with shared baths and community kitchens. Some studio and one-bedroom units. After-school program available for youth K-8 grades. This building is not accessible.
Address:
534 Broadway, San Francisco

Phone:
415-397-4338

 

Single rooms with community kitchens and baths. The building is not accessible. Limit to one resident per room.
Address:
201 Turk Street, San Francisco

Phone:
415-921-8695

 

Studios, one-bedrooms, two-bedrooms, three-bedrooms units. Income and occupancy restrictions apply. Resident Services activities scheduled regularly and open to all tenants. This building is accessible.
Address:
1527 Grant Avenue, San Francisco

Phone:
415-397-5020

 

Single rooms with community kitchens and baths. This building is not accessible. Limit to one resident per room.
 
 
 
 

SF Housing Authority Section 8 Program Contact

To find out more about SF Housing Authority Section 8 program please contact:
San Francisco Housing Authority
Section 8 Housing Department
1815 Egbert Avenue
San Francisco, CA 94124

Phone: 415.715.3280
Fax: 415.715.3287



Housing Applications FAQs

Q: What happens to my application after I turn it in?
Your application is date and time stamped by Property Management. Management also reviews your application to make sure that all of the required information is complete. Your application is then added to the waiting list for that property. The order is determined by the specific property’s requirements. If you are eligible for an available unit and are at the top of the wait list, you will be contacted by Property Management for an interview. If you are not eligible you will receive a letter stating the reasons for your ineligibility, which you may appeal. All applicants must meet income limit guidelines and family composition regulations to become residents of our buildings.

Q: Can I pick up an application for your buildings at your Main Office?
Our main office does not give out applications unless a current wait list opening announcement lists the main office as the location to pick up or drop off a completed application. Please read the announcements for application pick up location and instructions. If you want to apply for more than one building, you must fill out an application for each site separately.

Q: How long are the waiting lists?
Generally we receive a lot of applications for our properties. The time to reach the top of the waiting list varies depending on the building. Since Chinatown CDC provides quality affordable housing our residents tend to stay with us for many years. Turnover in our buildings is very low. Wait lists can take a month to a few years. Applicants need to be patient.

Q: How do I update my contact information on an application I already submitted?
If you change your address or phone number, it is your responsibility to inform the building manager(s) immediately in writing or by calling the office listed on the application and we will update the information in our records.

Q: Will I be removed from the waiting list if I refuse a unit?
If you are offered a unit in a building you have applied for and choose to refuse that unit you may maintain your position on the building waitlist, drop to the bottom of the list or be removed from the waitlist. The process will vary depending on the building and will be written and provided to you by property management. We encourage you to feel free to ask questions of property management when you are ready to make a decision.

Q: How can I check my application status?
You can check your application status at the building(s) for which you applied by using the address and phone number provided in the correspondence.