Mayor London Breed and Supervisor Vallie Brown joined community members in San Francisco’s North Panhandle neighborhood on Wednesday to celebrate the reopening of 97 public housing units – all completely rehabilitated.
The 12-story residence at 1750 McAllister Street was renovated under the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development’s Rental Assistance Demonstration program, also known as RAD. The residence serves seniors and people with disabilities.
“Many of you know that I grew up in public housing, under some of the most challenging circumstances, but also some of the most terrible conditions,” Breed said of her upbringing just blocks away at the city’s Plaza East Apartments public housing complex.
“The conditions that have existed since I lived there: the mold, the busted pipes, the messed up bathrooms, the roaches; when you have had to live like that for over 20 years of your life there is nothing that’s going to be more important to you than to changing the conditions for the people who still unfortunately have to live like that,” she said.