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CREATE. PRESERVE. STABILIZE. 2019 Annual Report


WELCOME TO THE 2019 ANNUAL REPORT

Mission Housing has kept its promise to the community As we look back on 2019, the overwhelming theme for us at Mission Housing Development Corporation is gratitude. About a decade ago, with tons of turmoil surrounding the organization, we decided to hit the reset button, roll up our sleeves and to begin rebuilding ourselves brick-by-brick. At the foundation of that rebuild some ten years ago, we made a promise to the Mission community that we would once again take our place at the forefront of this magical neighborhood. We promised that your trust in us would not go unrewarded. We promised we’d rise once again and become an organization by the people, for the people. And as we look back at the ebb and flow of 2019, we can’t help but feel grateful to you all. You seeded faith -- investing your time, resources and emotional equity in us. And in return, we can say with pride in our hearts that we’ve delivered on that decade-long promise -- because of you. Thank you. - Sam Moss & Marcia Contreras Mission Housing Executive Team MISSION HOUSING TEAM BOARD OF DIRECTORS Joshua Arce Board President Irving Gonzales Board Vice President Eddie Ahn Jon Layman Fernando Gomez-Benitez STAFF Sam Moss Executive Director Marcia Contreras Deputy Executive Director Michael Chao Housing Development Director

Ana Torres Office Manager Julio Lara Senior Communications Manager Chirag Bhakta Senior Community Engagement Coordinator Oscar Grande Community Workforce Manager Marizza Bautista-Ong Controller Hubert Lau Senior Accountant Kate Ouyang Accounting Clerk Lisa Mendoza Senior Asset Manager I Bulbul Goswami Senior Asset Manager

Paul Leone Asset Manager Adan Hurtado Asset Manager John Lovell Project Developer Gail McGuire Project Manager Mehmet Alademir Construction Project Manager Nelson Correa Facilities Manager Martin Ugarte Associate Director of Resident Services Veronica Green Community Associate Director Erin Reeves Tenant Empowerment Organizer

Sully Argueta Resident Services Coordinator Janina Navarro Resident Services Coordinator Shanita Gardner Resident Services Coordinator Pierre McNaulty Resident Services Coordinator Tenesia Miller Resident Services Coordinator John Barber Consultant Scott Falcone Consultant Bhanu Patel Consultant Leigh Ann Llarena Housing Development Intern


BUILDING AN AFFORDABL

Mission Housing Development Corporation develops and preserves high-quality, well-ma

self-sufficiency of low and moderate income families, seniors, and persons with diverse n

3,000+

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Residents

Mission Housing serves more than 3,000 moderate-to-low income people througout San Francisco.

2019 Highlights JANUARY

Buildings

There are 35 buildings in the Mission Housing portfolio with 2 more under construction and another 2 in development.

ANNOUNCED WORK ON ADU DEVELOPMENTS WITH SUPPORT OF SF MAYOR BREED

FEBRUARY

HOSTED CONSTRUCTION JOB FAIR WITH SWINERTON

1,600+

MARCH

Units

There are over 1,600 units in the Mission Housing portfolio with over 200 more under construction.

SIGN NEW LEASE AGREEMENT WITH <DEV/MISSION>

APRIL

HUNDREDS JOIN MISSION HOUSING TO BREAK GROUND AT 1950 MISSION ST.

MAY

JUNE


LE SAN FRANCISCO

anaged, affordable, sustainable homes and communities that promote the

needs in the MIssion District and througout San Francisco.

50+

90%+

Resident Services and on-site partners

All 3,000 MIssion Housing residents have access to a robust menu of social services and on-site partners.

HOST FIRST EVER “BLOCK PARTY” OUTSIDE VALENCIA GARDENS

JULY

AUGUST

AWARDED LIVABLE CITY AWARD FOR WORK ON ADUs

800+

Housing retention rate

The use of Mission Housing’s Resident Services program has accounted for an-above-90% housing retention rate among our residents.

PLANNING COMMISSION APPROVES PLAN FOR VEHICLE TRIAGE AT BALBOA UPPER YARD

SEPTEMBER

OCTOBER

HOSTS “LAS 3 HERMANAS” GALA FUNDRAISING

Units in the pipeline There are over 800, 100% affordable housing units in the Mission Housing pipeline.

LAUNCH “SAN FRANCISCO INFLUX” -A MISSION HOUSING PODCAST

NOVEMBER

DECEMBER

RECEIVE GRANT TO ESTABLISH, “BUILD AN AFFORDABLE SAN FRANCISCO” SCHOLARSHIP FUND


CREATING NEW PARTNERSHIPS

New property management partner: FPI

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PI Management corporate culture is grounded in HEART — Humility, Excellence, Accountability, Respect and Teamwork. These values have been the hallmark of the continued success for FPI Management since 1968. It’s for that reason that in 2019, Mission Housing began a new partnership with FPI Management. FPI Management has learned that success is achieved collectively and not individually. They acknowledge that there is a greater power that moves within the company. It is embraced by an enthusiastic spirit, with its employees, clients, residents, vendors and business affiliates. The current portfolio of Mission Housing properties managed by FPI Management includes: • Betel Apartments • Colosimo Apartments • Apartmentos de la Esperanza • 1637 15th Street • 2945 16th Street • 2943 & 2947 16th Street • 3434 18th Street • 3025-3029 23rd Street • 3019-3021 23rd Street • 2782-2786 24th Street • 3250-3254 24th Street • 890-896 Capp Street • 2800 Bryant Street • 2806-2818 Bryant Street • 426-440 Lily Street • 70-74 Moss Street


COMMERCIAL TENANT SUCCESS STORY

Chile Lindo brings South American flavor to the Mission What I like the most about owning Chile Lindo is that I can make a difference by offering employment to a vulnerable sector of society, a sector that I understand, first hand. Newcomers expect a safe-haven, yet it’s loaded with pitfalls at every turn ready to swindle them in their own language. My bicultural experience allows me to mitigated the exposure of those new to the system. 3. How was the neighborhood changed over the years?

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n 2019, it was announced that Chile Lindo would join the network of MIssion Housing commercial tenants. Below is a Q&A with Chile Lindo owner Paula Tejada. 1. What does it mean to you to know your business will continue to thrive in a place like the Mission? To grow Chile Lindo in the Mission, a community of immigrants representing every corner of the world,

THANK YOU TO ALL OUR COMMERCIAL TENANTS

allows me to contribute to the unique multicultural character of this diverse and vibrant neighborhood. It gives me the opportunity to keep the spirit of the Mission alive at a time when recent trends are contributing towards the destruction of its essence— community. 2. What do you like the most about having your business in the Mission?

Although sales grow, so do the regulations and expenses making it difficult to get ahead. What is most striking is the speed and force that resulted in this most recent metamorphosis, which I call “gentrification on steroids.” It is a sign of the times and I don’t point fingers at any specific group, but it has resulted in significant instability to people in the Mission District, San Francisco and the Bay Area overall. A city must have a low income neighborhood where small businesses can thrive and where rents are affordable for artists, students and the working class. 4. How many employees do you have? How will this new lease effect them? I have one full time employee and two part-time. This new lease will give my staff job security as it will support the very foundation of the business.


CREATING NEW HOMES IN THE MISSION

La Fénix at 1950 breaks ground, rises from the so

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i se pudo! A moment 10 years in the making came to fruition a March afternoon for Mission Housing and the people of the neighborhood when ground at 1950 Mission St. was officially broken.

LOGO FOR 1950 MISSION ST. GROUND BREAKING BY SIRRON NORRIS

Guests enjoyed food and dessert from local eateries -- Mission Boricua, San Jalisco and La Reyna Bakery.

Hundreds of people gathered at the site of the former Phoenix High School and Homeless Navigation Center for “Rising From the Soil,” a celebration to commemorate the beginning of construction of what will be over 150 units of 100% affordable housing. The afternoon began with a special blessing from Estela Garcia, Executive Director of the Instituto Familiar de la Raza. From there, guests of Mission Housing and co-developer BRIDGE Housing, heard from Mayor London Breed, La Mision’s own Roberto Hernandez, District 9 Supervisor

ing Deputy Executive Director Marcia Contreras and BRIDGE Project Manager Mitchell Crispell. Local muralist Sirron Norris created the logo for the event.

Hillary Ronen and Mission Neighborhood Centers Executive Director Sam Ruiz. The ceremony was emceed by Mission Hous-

Months later, during Mission Housing’s Gala Fundraiser, the building at 1950 Mission St. was officially dubbed “La Fénix at 1950.” The name is derived from the history of the site. It’s also meant to symbolize the rebirth of the land as it rises from the soil for a new life -- much like the future residents of La Fenix will. La Fénix at 1950 is currently under construction -- updates are available online at LaFenix.org.

CREATING NEW HOMES IN THE MISSION

LEFT TO RIGHT: La Fénix at 1950 stakeholders pose for a photo; Danza Xitlalli opens the “Rising from the Soil” ceremony; Estela Garcia blesses the 1950 Mission Street site; Hundreds fill the tent inside the 1950 Mission St. site

490 South Van Ness named Avanza 490 A t the tail end of 2018, Mission Housing celebrated its first ground breaking of a new development in over 10 years over at 490 South Van in San Francisco. More than a 100 people gathered to celebrate the ocassion with Mission Housing. Since then, construction is well under way and the building has an official name: “Avanza 490.” The name is a call to action for members of the community to advance forward and is also an ode to the Van Ness corridor that serves as a major transportation route in San Francisco.

Arrow points forward, honoring the name’s call to action

Logo “wing” symbolizes upward advancement of the Mission neighborhood

Elevated V and N letters are nod to Van Ness Street

Custom typography meant to honor the cultural diversity of the Mission

“490” is an identifying moniker for residents as building sits on 490 South Van Ness


SERVING THE MISSION COMMUNITY

Resident Services continues to set the bar extremely high

RESIDENT SERVICES: BY THE NUMBERS

500+

Families used Resident Services

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On-site service partners

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ervices provided by the Mission Housing Development Corporation Resident Services team are born through community input and tailored to address the needs of each housing development and each individual.

Mission Housingâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Resident Services Department act as a bridge between residents and service providers. We manage relationships between property management and residents.

In 2019, the Residents Services team at Mission Housing worked hard providing the resources and services that our 3,000-plus tenants need to maintain their housing stability. This is what truly sets Mission Housing Development Corporation from any other affordable housing developer.

Additionally, the Resident Services Department works extremely hard to build trust and long term relationships not just with residents, but with our services partners. Together, we form a thriving community -each component relying on one another to succeed.

531K

Pounds of food distributed; Monetary value of $677,000

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Resident Services programs

90%+

Housing retention rate

500+

Gifts distributed to children and seniors


TENANT EMPOWERMENT IS THE FUTURE OF AFFORDABLE HOUSING

EMPOWERING OUR RESIDENTS

Pilot program already paying dividends in our communities

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he Tenant Empowerment Program is helping build community and center resident leadership in our work at Valencia Gardens. Because of this program, our residents have access to monthly leadership trainings that strengthen skills on topics ranging from non-violent communication and self-defense to financial literacy and the deeper roots of the housing crisis. Our onsite organizer intentionally prioritizes resident ideas, input, and leadership in the programming we offer, partnering with residents on community

building events like this summer’s Community BBQ and our bi-monthly art nights. We understand that community building and leadership are meaningless if not all residents can understand what’s being said and participate, so we prioritize having interpretation services at every community meeting and tenant empowerment event. At its core, this work is about a culture shift — making changes both big and small to create a Valencia Gardens where residents feel more connected and empowered.

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250%

170%

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of goal; Outreach materials distributed

of goal; Attendance of community meetings

of goal; Attendance at workshops

of goal; Residents taking part in civic engagement activities


NOTABLE COMMUNITY EVENTS

• Kids Winter Craft Night Extravaganza 7 • Housing and Planning Commission 1 Meeting; First ever in the Mission • Valencia Gardens Music Program 14 • Construction Job Fair 2 • Dinosaurs & Unicorns Art Night • Community Game Night 9 • Kid’s Planting & Art Night • Cooking Classes for Seniors 13 • Ribbon Cutting Ceremony at new 4 Instituto Familiar de la Raza offices • “Opportunities for All “event • Emergency Preparedness Fair • Community BBQ 6 • Summer Lucheons at Various Sites • March Sunday Streets at Excelsior 5 • Livable City Awards • Mission Housing Block Party • Ribbon-Cutting Ceremony at <dev/Mission> • Backpack Giveaway 3 • Latino Heritage Night at City Hall • Back to School Art Night • Volunteer Celebration Day 8 • Free Health Screenings at Various Sites • Lowrider tour of potential affordable 16 housing sites in the Mission • Mission Housing site tours 15 • Topping-off Party at Avanza 490 • Town Hall and Toy Drive with 10 Assemblyman David Chui • Pumpkin Carving & Spooky Art Night 11 • Refurb-a-thon Computer Event 12

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ENGAGING WITH THE COMMUNITY

Inaugural Mission Housing Block Party brings thousands to Valencia Gardens

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he Mission Housing Block Party was a first-of-its-kind for the 48-year-old organization. And the nonprofit developer pulled out all the stops for the residents of the Mission on July 14, 2019. Thousands of San Franciscans walked on Valencia St. between 14th and 15th streets and witnessed an array of fun activities for the entire family. The Mission Housing Block Party

was held in partnership with Sunday Streets who has for more than a decade opened up long stretches of San Francisco street, removing all vehicles and handing it back to the community’s residents for a day of open space fun. For the second year, Mission Housing was a sponsor of Sunday Streets. “When we talk about being stewards of our buildings and creating com-

munities, the Block Party is what we’re talking about,” said Mission Housing Executive Director Sam Moss. Attendees of the Block Party enjoyed free ice cream from Nieves Cinco de Mayo -- a Mission Housing commercial tenant. Additionally there were piñatas, cycling, puppy petting, circus highwire activities, a rock wall, bike raffle and of course, the Mission Housing prize wheel.

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CELEBRATING IN THE MISSION

‘Las 3 Hermanas’ sets new fundraising record

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... 2... 3... Take bow, Mission Housing -- that is how you throw a fundraiser!

On September 19, 2019, hundreds filled a transformed Local 261 Hall in the heart of the Mission for “Las 3 Hermanas,” Mission Housing’s 2019 Gala Fundraiser. After a hiatus in 2018, Mission Housing returned to throw its annual party and raised more than $220,000 for their Resident Services programs. The mark is an all-time high for the nonprofit housing developer. Guests enjoyed a custom, Three-Sisters-inspired menu along with a night of programming that included Assemblyman David Chui, Mayor London Breed and District 9 Supervisor Hillary Ronen. Mission Housing also curated an all-women art auction featuring work from prominent San Francisco female artists. The evening was emceed by Lilia Luciano and Luz Peña -- northern California journalists. But the main event of the evening was “Las 3 Hermanas” Awards, celebrating the contribution of 3 amazing women of San Francisco. The 2019 recipients were Susan Cervantes (Precita Eyes), Doña Olinda Orellana (Faith in Action) and Shanell Williams (UCSF). The evening was capped off with a special surprise “Decade of Excellence” award for Mission Housing’s Deputy Executive Director Marcia Contreras who celebrated her 10th work anniversary in 2019.


THANK YOU TO OUR 2019 SPONSORS, DONORS AND SUPPORTERS

Abby Rocha Abraham NuĂąez Adam Lynch Alissa Yee Amanda Isbell Amanda Renschler Andres Tovar Anne Cervantes Armando Vasquez Bobak Esfandiari

Bruce Agid Bryana Flemming Cece Carpio Charlie Castro Colette Crutcher David Stickney Deirdre Weinberg DJ Agana Eddie Alvarado Eduardo Sagues

Edward Ahn EJ Howard Elmy Bermejo Emanuel Yekutiel Fred Pottschmidt Gina Phelan Homegirls or the Arts Homeyra Khosh Howard Blecher Inga loyev

Jahnette Alvarado James Johnson Jane Norling Janet Clyde Jarv Falkard Jo Anne Kizine John Lundsten Juana Alicia Araiza Kate Tova Kavya Ram

Leslie Roffman Lorena Melgarejo Lorenzo Mena Madeleine Tonzi Marc Steyer Maria Evangelista Marissa Cowan Marshall Jackson Marta Ayala Michael Moss

Monica Martinez My Tran Naomi Alessandra Natasha Alvarado Pamela Collier Pati Boyle Peter Darche Rene Acevedo Ricardo Orellana Robert Reinhardt

Robert Stevenson Sandra Vivanco Sharon Steuer Sherry Williams Susan Cervantes Tammi Bryant Thomas Chang Toni Reyes Natalie Garcia Anonymous


SETTING NEW TRENDS

1st ADUs and Vehicle Triage Center helps Mission Housing innovate affordable housing in S.F.

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s the housing crisis looms over San Francisco, Mission Housing used 2019 to launch a pair of innovative, first-of-their-kind ideas to try and continue its mission to provide afforable housing in the city. In February, San Francisco Mayor London Breed (RIGHT) stood in front of a proposed Accessory Dwelling Unit development in the Mission spearheaded by Mission Housing. It was the first to heed the call of the mayor to expedite the ADU process -- receiving ac-

claim along the way. And in December, Mission Housing stood with city supervisors (ABOVE) as the Balboa Upper Yard development opened its doors to a temporary Vehicle Triage Center. The project is the first of its kind in San Francisco and will be used as a pilot for servicing people of the city living out of their vehicles who need a safe, stable place to park their homes.


REINVESTING IN OUR BUILDINGS

Mission Housing construction: By the Numbers

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Units upgrades

4.075

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Buildings upgraded

2.8

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Million invested in building structural work

528K

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3.6

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Million invested in unit upgrades

Invested in predevelopment ADU work

Million Invested in community space upgrades

ALTAMONT HOTEL: BEFORE


CENTER: Before and after photos of structural improvements at the Altamont Hotel; UP TO DOWN: Finished work at 3250 24th Street; Bridge work at Mariposa Gardens; Concept art of Accesory Dwelling Units at 3434 18th St.


ENGAGING WITH THE COMMUNITY

Mission Housing building is home to the new Justice4Amilcar mural

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ore than four years after tragedy struck in the Mission, the people of the community took another step in their healing process. The Justice4Amilcar Mural, “Alto al Fuego en La Misión” located at 3250 24th Street was unveiled a November morning. The mural is the largest in the Latino Cultural Corridor in a decade and came to life on the side of a Mission Housing building. Mission Housing was a major funder and sponsor of the mural. “It’s been an honor to partner with the community to support something that will hopefully bring us all together to heal,” said Mission Housing Executive Director Sam Moss. “This incredible work of art was created to celebrate the life and impact of Amilcar and Mission Housing is truly honored to be a part of it all.” “Alto al Fuego en la Misión” tells the story of Amilcar Perez-Lopez who was shot and killed by San Francisco police in 2014. Lead artists on the project were Carla Elana Wojczuk, Lucía González Ippolito, Flavia Elisa Mora, Cristian Muńoz, Pancho Pescador, Adrianna Adams, Anna Lisa Escobedo, Sonia G Molina — in collaboration with: Mission youth, HOMEY, and The Justice4Amilcar Coalition.


Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s been an honor to partner with the community to support something that will hopefully bring us all together to heal. - Sam Moss


2019 MISSION HOUSING ANNUAL REPORT

Financial Health

EXPENSES OUTFLOW

REVENUE INFLOW

PRE DEV. DRAW REIMBURSEMENT

RESIDENT PROGRAMS GRANTS/ BUILDING CONTRIBUTIONS

PERSONNEL COST

OPERATING EXPENSE

DONATIONS/ FUNDRAISING

OWNER DIST/LOAN REIMBURSEMENT/OTHER

OPERATING EXPENSE

PROJECT ADVANCES

DEVELOPMENT FEES

PROJECT ADVANCES

PRE DEVELOPMENT COSTS


ACCOUNTABILITY

5-year Strategic Plan: Check-in In 2015, members of the Mission Housing team completed the organization’s Strategic Plan to cover the years of 2016 to 2020. The results of the plan were a renewed mission, values, vision and guiding principle for Mission Housing. Long and short-term goals were set to help in fulfilling the commitment to affordable housing in the Mission District and in San Francisco. The plan also establish 5 Bold Steps for the organization:

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EXPLORE AND SEIZE NEW OPPORTUNITIES

In 5 years time, Mission Housing has been awarded 4 affordable housing developments in San Francisco.

DEVELOP AND PRESERVE NEW & EXISTING HOUSING

Aside from an existing portfolio, Mission Housing has acquired properties like the Gran Oriente Hotel which is scheduled for major remodel.

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RE-ESTABLISH RELATIONSHIPS AND PARTNERSHIPS WITH PEERS

The re-establishment of relationships has allowed Mission Housing to expand its service programs for residents.

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SHORE UP FINANCES AND LEVERAGE

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ENHANCE STAFF AND BOARD

Mission Housing’s financial stability is the best it has been in decades.

Mission Housing’s staff has grown to 30 employees and an expansion of the Board is emmiment


MISSION HOUSING DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION 474 VALENCIA ST. SUITE 280 SAN FRANCISCO CA. 94103 (415) 864-6432

VISIT US ONLINE AT ONE OF OUR WEBSITES: MISSIONHOUSING.ORG � LAFENIX.ORG � AVANZA490.ORG � BALBOARESERVOIR.COM “ALTO AL FUEGO EN LA MISION” PHOTOGRAPHY BY CARLA HERNÁNDEZ RAMÍREZ

In 2019, Mission Housing launched its very own podcast -- San Francisco inFLUX. The podcast takes a deep dive into the issues affecting our residents as they navigate a city and neighborhood in flux. You can find the podcast on iTunes, Google Play, Spotify and Podbean, or by scanning the QR code. Thank you for subscribing!

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Mission Housing 2019 Annual Report  

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