San Francisco city officials have chosen two developers to build the first affordable housing complex in the Mission District in 10 years.
What is now the city's homeless Navigation Center at 1950 Mission St. is slated to become 165 units of rental housing for low-income and homeless families on city-owned land that will be leased to the developers. The site is a former school that sat vacant for years.
The units, according to a press release, will be available to families earning between 45 and 60 percent of the area median income. Some 20 percent of the units will be set aside for homeless families.
The $81 million, eight-story complex, just north of the 16th Street BART Station, will feature a rooftop garden, artist studios and a mural walkway, along with a community kitchen and media lab.