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Affordable Housing: Mayor Breaks Ground on New Housing Project

Affordable Housing: Mayor Breaks Ground on New Housing ProjectMayor Edwin M. Lee with District 7 Supervisor Norman Yee, the Bernal Heights Neighborhood Center, Mercy Housing California and other City and community leaders broke ground on the new 1100 Ocean Avenue Apartments, which include 71 affordable units for low income families and transitional-age youth (TAY) who are young adults that have recently aged out of the foster care system. Following the housing construction, a new public open space plaza will be built to complement the growing neighborhood and allow for community events such as fairs, farmer’s markets and other activities accessible to the public. Read more.


Season of Giving: Mayor Launches Campaign to Support People in Need

Season of Giving San FranciscoMayor Edwin M. Lee announced the launch of San Francisco’s Season of Giving campaign to support organizations that help San Franciscans and organizations helping victims of Hurricane Sandy. The Season of Giving will last through Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday weekend on January 15, 2013 and residents and businesses are encouraged to give back to their own communities or to the American Red Cross for hurricane victims to provide warm meals, a place to stay and other essential services.

At today’s launch, Mayor Lee was joined by many of San Francisco’s nonprofit and community-based service providers including representatives of the American Red Cross, Glide Memorial Church, United Way of the Bay Area, Self Help for the Elderly and the San Francisco Food Bank. Read more.

For more information about the San Francisco Season of Giving Campaign, go to: sfgov.org/seasonofgiving


Bay Bridge Closure: Westbound Deck Closure Schedule

Bay Bridge Closure: Westbound Deck Closure ScheduleBAY BRIDGE WESTBOUND DECK WILL BE CLOSED
Presidents’ Day Weekend 2012
8 p.m. Friday, Feb. 17 — 5 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 21

Motorists will not be able to drive on the upper deck towards San Francisco during this closure, but the lower deck toward the East Bay will remain open. Motorists have numerous alternatives for getting to San Francisco and for traveling around the Bay Area while the upper deck of the Bay Bridge is closed during Presidents’ Day weekend.

Get the Factsheet for more information (PDF).


Housing Funding: Mayor Announces $18m in Federal HUD Grants

Mayor Announces $18m in Federal HUD GrantsMayor Edwin M. Lee today announced that the U.S. Housing and Urban Development (HUD) has awarded San Francisco $18.9 million in HUD’s Continuum of Care grants to fund a wide variety of programs from street outreach programs and support services programs to transitional and permanent housing for individuals, youth, and families experiencing homelessness. The HUD Continuum of Care grants are awarded competitively to local programs to meet the needs of their homeless clients. This year, 51 San Francisco-based organizations and programs received grant awards.

In January 2011, San Francisco’s Point in Time Homeless Count revealed a 47 percent reduction in chronic homelessness over the past two year period.

“These HUD grants help us serve the most vulnerable of our City and will allow us to continue to make a progress in ending homelessness in San Francisco,” said Mayor Lee. “These funds also support crucial outreach, employment, and housing services to homeless San Francisco families.” Read more.


Mayor Announces New Housing Initiative for Homeless

Mayor Announces New Housing Initiative for HomelessNew Initiative with San Francisco Housing Authority, Human Services Agency & Public-Private Partnership with Benioff Family and salesforce.com Foundation to House Homeless Families Before the End of the Year

Mayor Edwin M. Lee today announced a new $3 million Home for the Holidays initiative to provide housing for San Francisco homeless families. Beginning immediately, the initiative will target families in San Francisco in immediate need with children in public schools to move them into vacant public housing units or provide rent subsidies for rental units in the private market. Key to funding this program involves the rental subsidy portion that includes the formation of a public and private partnership between Marc and Lynne Benioff of salesforce.com, community based non-profit organizations and the City in order to provide immediate relief to families in need and a home for the holidays. Read more.