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Nancy Pelosi on hand for grand opening of 143-unit affordable housing complex in the Mission

Nancy Pelosi on hand for grand opening of 143-unit affordable housing complex in the Mission
Image: @HillaryRonen via Twitter
By Joe Kukura - Published on May 05, 2022.

“What a perfect way to celebrate Cinco de Mayo,” House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said Thursday where she spent part of Cinco de Mayo in San Francisco’s Mission District. Pelosi was at the intersection of 16th and Shotwell Streets, for the grand opening of Casa Adelante, a new affordable housing complex that will offer 143 homes for 312 SF residents.

Hoodline previously reported on the 100%-affordable project at 1990 Folsom Street, which is on the site of a former bakery. Two Mission-based nonprofits, Latinx art space Galería de la Raza and at-risk youth organization HOMEY, will occupy spaces on the ground floor.

 

“This place is about respect, respect for the tenants,” Pelosi said, as you can see in the video above. “Last year the House Democrats passed $24 billion for housing vouchers, which would be the largest expansion in decades, and 228,000 affordable housing units in California. And again, President Biden’s leadership. And I must say, without one Republican vote.”

 

“These 143 units come at a time when addressing housing affordability for all San Franciscans is crucial,” Mayor London Breed added. “2828 16th Street allows families to stay rooted in their community while providing critical on-site services that will help them thrive in the neighborhood they call home. This project is a perfect example of how we are working to make San Francisco a more affordable place to live for everyone.”

 

The eight-story, 155,000-square-foot building was completed in November, and is a joint venture between housing nonprofits Tenderloin Neighborhood Development Corporation (TNDC) and Mission Economic Development Agency (MEDA). 

According to a release from the mayor's office, “In addition to the 143 units, the development features an inner courtyard, rooftop urban farm, two community rooms, and bicycle parking. The property also includes an affordable childcare center operated by the Felton Institute, ground-floor space for Mission-based nonprofits Galería de la Raza and HOMEY to provide community empowerment and cultural enrichment programming.”