HOPE SF: Keeping Our Promises to Families

HOPE SF: Keeping Our Promises to Families

HOPE SF is the nation’s first large-scale public housing transformation project aimed at de-concentrating poverty, reducing social isolation and creating vibrant, mixed-income communities without displacing residents. More than 5,000 residents living in four public housing complexes in the southeast region of San Francisco are moving from run-down, barracks-style housing built in the 1950s into newly designed units on the same sites. Rather than displacing families, HOPE SF is a resident-driven project uniquely committed to keeping all of its tenants housed throughout the development process. Beyond housing, HOPE SF is building safe neighborhoods, high-achieving schools, living-wage jobs, onsite wellness centers and youth leadership.

The Partnership for HOPE SF is led by three organizations: the San Francisco Foundation (where it is housed), Enterprise Community Partners and the city of San Francisco. The partnership brings together public, private, nonprofit and philanthropic leaders, leveraging the skills and resources of each sector to ensure that HOPE SF communities are places of opportunity for all.

Ways to Support HOPE SF
  1. Funding allows us to innovate, launch new programs, invest in resident leaders and conduct evaluation.
  2. Leadership and advocacy ensure that HOPE SF remains a long-term priority initiative in San Francisco.
  3. Industry partnership helps us think about ways to expand economic inclusion in San Francisco. Employers and institutions, for example, can support HOPE SF through hiring, local business procurement and by investing directly in infrastructure.

Interested in learning more? Please contact Ellie Rossiter, initiative officer and partnership director for HOPE SF, at erossiter[at]sff.org or (415) 733-8578.

Visit the HOPE SF website

By the Numbers
  • 750 new affordable homes completed in 2018
  • 5,000 mixed-income homes projected by 2030
  • Up to 90 percent resident retention (compared to 25 percent nationally)
  • Median income increased by more than 50 percent

Thank you to more than 20 organizations and individuals, including: 50 Fund (Super Bowl 50), The Annie E. Casey Foundation, AT&T, Bank of America, Chan Zuckerberg Initiative, SH Cowell Foundation, The California Healthcare Foundation, Enterprise Community Partners, David A. Friedman and Paulette J. Meyer, The Friedman Family Foundation, Evelyn and Walter Haas Jr. Fund, Walter and Elise Haas Fund, Hellman Foundation, Genentech, John and Marcia Goldman, JP Morgan Chase, Kaiser Permanente, Living Cities, Metta Fund, Salesforce.com Foundation, The San Francisco Foundation, The Stupski Foundation, Wells Fargo Foundation, and the City and County of San Francisco.