665 Clay

Address: 665 Clay St
Phone: 415-981-1378

The struggle to save 665 Clay became a defining struggle for affordable housing in the dot.com era. After receiving Ellis Act eviction letters, tenants working with Chinatown CDC organizers staged a series of protests from the front door of City Hall to the alleyways of Chinatown. This public pressure forced the city to confront the impact of speculator Ellis Act evictions and gentrification. Eventually, the City funded Chinatown CDC’s effort to purchase the building and preserve it as affordable housing for the families at 665 Clay Street.  Chinatown CDC later seismically upgraded the building, provided heat for the first time to residents, improved kitchens and unit finishes, and provided new community bathrooms. Chinatown CDC’s Organizing offices are on the ground floor, along with another tenant in a large commercial space.

Building Information
Square Footage: 19,238
Unit Type:  11 Single-Room Occupancy units (SROs), 12 studios, 1 one-bedroom, 1 two-bedroom
Resident Services: Provided by Chinatown CDC
Waiting List: CLOSED

Chinatown CDC Role: Developer, Owner, Manager
Funding Sources: Mayor's Office of Housing, City Seismic Safety Loan Program
Contractor:  Transworld Construction
Architect:  Asian Neighborhood Design
Construction Type: Rehabilitation
Development Cost: $4,000,000
 
 
 
 
 
 

Chinatown CDC has 27 properties in San Francisco neighborhoods, providing affordable housing to over 3,000 low income families, adults, and seniors.

Address:
777 Broadway, San Francisco

Phone:
415-981-7119

Address:
810 Battery Street, San Francisco

Phone:
415-677-9372

Address:
255 Broadway Street, San Francisco

Phone:
415-788-8005

Address:
657 Clay Street, San Francisco

Phone:
415-981-1378

Address:
1204 Mason Steet, San Francisco

Phone:
415-981-7119

Address:
420 Berry Street, San Francisco

Phone:
415-371-0012

Address:
1820 Post Street, San Francisco

Phone:
415-921-3469

Address:
385 Eddy Street, San Francisco

Phone:
415-567-1363

Address:
848 Kearny Street, San Francisco

Phone:
415-773-2200

Address:
1303 Larkin Street, San Francisco

Phone:
415-776-1338

Address:
701 Golden Gate Avenue, San Francisco

Phone:
415-929-5258

Address:
1776 Sutter Street, San Francisco

Phone:
415-922-1788

Address:
1590 Broadway, San Francisco

Phone:
415-673-2011

Address:
870 Turk Street, San Francisco

Phone:
415-346-7934

Address:
585 Geary Street, San Francisco

Phone:
415-474-1564

Address:
534 Broadway, San Francisco

Phone:
415-397-4338

Address:
201 Turk Street, San Francisco

Phone:
415-921-8695

Address:
1527 Grant Avenue, San Francisco

Phone:
415-397-5020

Address:
150 Otis Street, San Francisco

Phone:
415-967-6972

Address:
1855 Kearny Street, San Francisco

Phone:
415-362-3395



*Chinatown CDC is a limited partner and does not manage the property.
Address:
160 Eddy Street, San Francisco

Phone:
415-775-5373

Address:
1150 Grant Avenue, San Francisco

Phone:
415-981-7119

Address:
1370 California Street, San Francisco

Phone:
415-673-3663

Address:
665 Clay Street, San Francisco

Phone:
415-981-1378

Address:
289 9th Avenue, San Francisco

Phone:
415-981-7119

Address:
227 Bay Street, San Francisco

Phone:
415-392-3575

Address:
990 Pacific Avenue, San Francisco

Phone:
415-392-3727