Chinatown Community Development Center Dedicates 74-Unit Broadway Sansome Apartments in San Francisco

SAN FRANCISCO, CA (June 11, 2015) — Today, San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee, joined by The Honorable Willie Brown, Jr; Olson Lee, Director of San Francisco Mayor’s Office of Housing; John Funghi, Program Director of San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency (SFMTA); Naomi M. Kelley, SF City Administrator; Supervisors Julie Christensen, Jane Kim, and Eric Mar; Representatives from the offices of Congresswoman Nancy Pelosi, Assemblymen Phil Ting and David Chiu; Fiona Hsu, Manager, Community Development Finance, Silicon Valley Bank; Daniel Solomon partner of Mithun l Solomon; and residents, to celebrate the grand opening of Chinatown Community Development Center’s (CCDC’s) 74 affordable apartments in the heart of the City at Sansome and Broadway.

This new building joins Chinatown CDC’s earlier 81 affordable family units across the street to complete the repair of sites left vacant by demolition of the Embarcadero Freeway. In addition to serving the overwhelming need for affordable family housing and supportive housing for formerly homeless, these handsome buildings repair unsightly scars in the some of the City’s most cherished fabric.

Said Rev. Norman Fong, Executive Director, “San Francisco’s Chinatown is one of the last affordable neighborhoods in an increasingly expensive city. Among Chinatown’s assets are its incredible density and its role as an immigrant gateway, cultural mecca, and tourist destination. It is also home to a severely disadvantaged community of low-income and foreign born residents who face a high risk of displacement due to aging infrastructure and a building stock that has not seen significant improvement since construction following the 1906 earthquake.”

“The Broadway Sansome Apartments and Broadway Family are designed to complement the Northeastern Waterfront Historic District and North Beach,” said Daniel Solomon, partner of Mithun|Solomon, the architect for the Broadway Sansome Apartments and the Broadway Family Apartments. “Our intention has been to give low-income housing a sense of permanence and dignity, inside and out, that is appropriate for this area, which also functions as the gateway to some of the most treasured parts of San Francisco.” Construction is by Cahill Contractors.

The public-private partnership of funding sources behind the Broadway Sansome Apartments include:
- California Debt Limit Allocation Committee
- California Dept. of Housing & Community Development
- California Tax Credit Allocation Committee
- City & County of San Francisco
- Federal Home Loan Bank of San Francisco
- Local Initiatives Support Corp.
- Raymond James
- San Francisco Human Services Agency
- San Francisco Municipal Transportation Authority
- Silicon Valley Bank


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