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Three Studios Available @ 308 Turk Street!

As part of the City's "Small Site Acquisition & Rehab" program, SFCLT is delighted to offer three affordable, remodeled studios at rent prices affordable to households earning between $45,000 to $100,000 annual income. Please share this opportunity with your clients and network! 

 

Three Affordable Studio Units Available

308 Turk St. @ Leavenworth

 

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Unit#

Bedroom Count

Bath Count

Square Feet

Floor

Rent

Income Maximum

Min. Monthly  Household Income Required 

Deposit Required

14

Studio

1

600

2

$2,000

112% of AMI

$4,450

$2,000

7

Studio

1

400

1

$1695

95% of AMI

$3,800

$1,695

8

Studio

1

400

1

$1695

95% of AMI

$3,800

$1,695

 

Open House Dates:

February 101-2pm (Wednesday)

February 113:30-4:30pm (Thursday)

February 132-3pm (Saturday)

 

Applications due by February 16, 2016

 

Applications can be mailed to or dropped off at SFCLT’s office Monday-Friday 10am-5pm, or dropped off at the open houses. Contact SFCLT at (415) 399-0943 or  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it  for more information. 

 

View the full unit posting athttp://www.sfmohcd.org/index.aspx?page=1399

Download the application here

 

All applicants are encouraged to apply. Lottery preference will be given to Certificate of Preference and Ellis Act Housing Preference holders and households that live or work in San Francisco.

 

*Certificate of Preference holders are primarily households displaced in Redevelopment Project Areas during the 1960’s and 1970's, but may also include other persons displaced by Agency action.  Ellis Act Housing Preference holders are long term San Francisco tenants who were evicted because of the Ellis Act.  Contact 415-701-5613 for more information. 

 

 

Great News: Three New Acquisitions for SFCLT!

SFCLT is pleased to announce the acquisition of our three newest properties, in which seven lower income households were actively fighting against their Ellis Act evictions but are now stabilized in their homes:
 
1353-1357 Folsom - a 3-unit building in the South of Market
70-72 Belcher - a 5-unit building in the Duboce Triangle
1684-1688 Grove - a 3-unit building in the North of Pandhandle
 
In April 2015, one tenant, actively engaged with Eviction Free SF, reached out to SFCLT to ask if we could try to buy their building to stop the eviction; this led to a larger community collaboration with the South of Market Community Action Network (SOMCAN), eviction defense lawyers at The Tenderloin Housing Clinic (THC) and the Mission Economic Development Agency (MEDA), since several other properties are located in the Mission neighborhood. By August 2015, SFCLT and MEDA were in contract to purchase six buildings from the same owner, with financial interest from the City's Small Site Program and First Republic Bank, which already had existing loans on these properties. On January 22, 2016, SFCLT and MEDA closed escrow for five of the six properties (the sixth property is still in process). 
 
Just one year ago, in January 2015, Mayor Ed Lee announced his prosperity plan for San Francisco, which included a top priority to prevent the loss of affordable, rent-controlled units and the long-time residents who live in them, by implementing the Small Site Program to help rent-controlled tenants buy their own buildings. Acquisition is the first step. Next we renovate and work towards stabilizing and keeping these homes permanently affordable for future households, with an option for residents to share ownership through the cooperative ownership model. After all, ownership is the only sure way to prevent a no-fault or low-fault eviction.
 
The message is clear: The City will not stand by while long-time residents get evicted by investors who "flip" rent-controlled units into TIC units, displacing lower income residents with higher income residents. We have a win-win solution for tenants and landlords. The Community Land Trust is proud to have been able to create a win-win situation for the owner and tenants of these three apartment buildings, and we look forward to working with other apartment building owners who want to sell to the nonprofit community to stabilize existing residents and neighborhoods, while ensuring these homes remain permanently affordable for future households. 
 
Extra Thanks to SFCLT's funders for supporting this work through grants and donations: The SF Mayor's Office of Housing & Community Development, The San Francisco Foundation, The Levi Strauss Foundation, Enterprise Community Partners, and many local banks - USBank, Boston Private Bank, California Bank & Trust and the SF Federal Credit Union. 
 
For more information, contact SFCLT at 415-399-1490 or visit our website at sfclt.org/donate to help support these and future permanently affordable projects.
 
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In 2014, San Francisco activist and artist, Tony Robles, wrote a poem about an elderly widow who lives in one of these properties:  
 
We Declare The Home of an African American Elder in San Francisco an Eviction Free Zone
By Tony Robles
 
It smells like home
It smells like butterscotch candy
It smells like a kitchen that breathes
It smells like warm gravy on thanksgiving
It smells like my grandma’s hug
It smells like me grandfather’s rug
It smells like the blooming flower of a garden’s dream
This is an eviction free zone
The ceiling is stucco that
Sparkles like stars
There is a dusty chandelier with light bulbs
Shaped like candle flames
All the flames are out except one, and it
Flickers
This is an eviction free zone
On the mantel are pictures of black
Faces, of grandmas, grandpas, grandchildren
Watercolor pictures of mountains and oceans
That melts the eyes in warm light
This is an eviction free zone
This is a maple syrup zone
This is a gumbo, black eyed pea zone
This is a Western Addition, Bayview zone
This is a down home black folk zone
This is the heart of San Francisco zone
This is an honor your elders zone
This is a house of memory
This is a house of no evictions
This is a house of songs
And a house above all houses
With songs above all
Songs
This is a down home home
With down home songs,
Down home voices
The eviction notice has been sent
The notice of intent has been sent
It has been received
Papers covered in dead verse
Sealed with a lead tongue
And the letter is addressed
To Mrs. Smith
43 year resident of her flat
In San Francisco

This is an eviction free zone

(c) 2014 Tony Robles

 

SFCLT is Hiring!

SFCLT seeks a Part-time Associate Director to co-lead our team as we grow and move forward in the new year. 

 

SFCLT seeks a professional Construction Manager to lead the renovation phase of numerous new acquisitions in San Francisco.

 
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