Bruce Damonte

1064 Mission Street is one of San Francisco’s largest permanent supportive housing communities.

Developed by Mercy Housing California and Episcopal Community Services of San Francisco (ECS), it features 256 affordable homes in a service-enriched environment, with residents having access to on-site clinical, case management, and in-home care services.

“What makes 1064 Mission Street so unique is the unprecedented level of partnership between government at the federal, state, and local levels, nonprofits, and the community in its acquisition, development, and operations,” says ECS executive director Beth Stokes. “… We hope that this innovative service model can be replicated throughout other projects across the United States."

The site features the city Department of Public Health’s Maria X Martinez Health Resource Center, which includes a drop-in clinic and serves as a base for vital homeless outreach and street medicine teams. The ground floor also houses a teaching kitchen for ECS’ Conquering Homelessness through Employment in Food Services academy that offers training for residents and others to work in the culinary and service industries.

Bruce Damonte

“The project hits so many impacts at once,” says Doug Shoemaker, president of Mercy Housing California.

Replacing a parking lot, 1064 Mission pioneers the use of the Federal Real Property Assistance Program/Title V of the McKinney-Vento Act to transfer surplus federal land to an eligible local government to develop supportive housing.

Modular construction was used to meet the program’s requirement that units be placed in service within three years of the transfer to the city.

The $158 million development features two building wings, with one specifically designed for seniors.