February 4, 2014

From Long-Vacant Building To Affordable Housing In The Haight


Having sat empty for the past ten years, an ordinance to allow Mercy Housing to convert the vacant four-story Single Room Occupancy (SRO) building on the northwest corner of Page and Masonic to 16 units of affordable housing is slated to be passed by San Francisco’s Board of Supervisors this afternoon.

The building at 1500 Page was approved for use as an SRO for formerly homeless adults back in 2009, but that project was abandoned. The current plan is to convert the building's 38 rooms into 16 self-contained studios for developmentally disabled adults who qualify as Lower or Very Low Income Households and a one-bedroom for an on-site manager.

First Published: February 4, 2014 2:00 PM

Comments from "Plugged In" Readers

Great! How many more vacant sites like this exist in the city? Convert them all to affordable/BMR housing or raze them and build new market-rate housing.

Posted by: OMN at February 4, 2014 2:42 PM

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