826 Valencia is expanding.
The Mission district-based literacy nonprofit, which has promoted creative writing in students ages 6 to 18 for the past 13 years, secured a 15-year lease in the Tenderloin, the organization announced on Friday.
The Tenderloin is San Francisco's most densely populated neighborhood. It has a median household income of $23,804 and no social service programs that focus on writing.
Rent for this new space is reported to be 25% below market, according to the San Francisco Chronicle. 826 Valencia will get the first year in the new location rent free.
The organization hopes to open the Tenderloin branch in January 2016.