Chinatown Community Development Center Groundbreaking Ceremony of Broadway Sansome Apartments 75 New Affordable Apartments for Low Income Families




SAN FRANCISCO (September 12, 2013) - On Thursday, September 12, Chinatown Community Development Center will host the groundbreaking of the new Broadway Sansome Apartments. The groundbreaking event will take place at 10am on Broadway, between Sansome and Battery Streets in San Francisco.

The Broadway Sansome Apartments will consist of 75 units of 100% affordable residential apartments with two retail spaces on an approximately 17,850 square-foot, located on Broadway between Sansome and Battery Streets in San Francisco. The site of the apartment was originally part of the ramps to the Embarcadero Freeway, which was demolished in 1991 due to the Loma Prieta earthquake. In 2007, the Mayor’s Office of Housing selected Chinatown CDC as the developer of the site.

The apartments will include a mix of studios, one, two, and three-bedroom apartments and provide replacement housing for residents who lost their homes due to the construction of the SFMTA Central Subway station and will be restricted to households earning no more than 50% of the TCAC median income. Chinatown CDC will provide supportive services to assist residents with the resources they need to be more self sufficient and participating members of the community.

The Broadway Sansome Apartments are located near resources for children and youth -- the Kai Ming Head Start Center and the John Yehall Chin Public Elementary School are both within one block of the proposed building.

“San Francisco must remain a viable place to live and work for everyone, and the Broadway-Sansome Apartments will ensure that 75 low income families remain and thrive in our City,” said Mayor Lee. “Creating affordable housing in San Francisco will also help build our economy and create jobs in San Francisco.”

“We look forward to the opening of Broadway Sansome Apartments in 2015 with the community and local leaders who have helped make this project possible,” said Rev. Norman Fong, Chinatown Community Development Center’s Executive Director. “This is another important milestone for the City and community to improve the economic status of residents and stabilize lives.”

About Chinatown Community Development Center
Founded in 1977, Chinatown Community Development Center’s (Chinatown CDC) goal is to build affordable housing, develop grassroots leadership, and empower low-income residents and youth for civic engagement in San Francisco. Chinatown CDC own and/or manage 23 properties in San Francisco, totaling nearly 2100 units of affordable housing for over 2,300 low-income seniors, formerly homeless adults, and working poor families. Chinatown CDC’s residents are diverse and speak 14 languages including English, Chinese, Tagalog, Spanish, Russian, and Vietnamese.

Chinatown CDC believes in a comprehensive vision of community that includes a quality environment, healthy neighborhood economies, and active volunteer associations. CCDC is committed to empowering low-income residents, building coalitions, embracing diversity and advocating for social and economic justice.

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