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Hear from residents in our affordable housing programs (YouTube video)
Episode 1: Rental Assistance Demonstration (RAD) Program
The Rental Assistance Demonstration (RAD) program is transforming public housing in San Francisco. Hear from longtime resident Bobby Cocharn in Bernal Heights about how the City’s rehabilitation of 118 units of public housing impacted the lives of those who call it home.
Episode 1 (YouTube video)
Episode 2: Downpayment Assistance Loan Program (DALP)
The Downpayment Assistance Loan Program (DALP) provides financial assistance in the form of a deferred payment loan up to $375,000 to qualified low to middle income first-time homebuyers in San Francisco. Hear from the Ruiz family who used the DALP and Teacher Next Door Program to purchase their home in SF’s Mission Terrace neighborhood.
Episode 2 (YouTube video)
Episode 3: HOPE SF
HOPE SF is the nation’s first large-scale public housing transformation and reparations effort aimed at de-concentrating poverty, reducing social isolation, and creating vibrant mixed-income communities in San Francisco without mass displacement. Hear longtime Hunters View resident Lottie Titus describe how this initiative has changed her life and the lives of her neighbors.
Episode 3 (YouTube video)
Episode 4: Small Sites Program
MOHCD's Small Sites Program protects renters like Ani Rivera from displacement by removing small rent-controlled properties (5-25 units) from the speculative market and converting them to permanently affordable housing. Visit http://sfmohcd.org/small-sites-tenants to learn more.
Episode 4 (YouTube video)
Episode 5: Below Market Rate Homeownership
Hear from William Clements, who successfully purchased a below market rate apartment in SOMA through the Mayor’s Office of Housing & Community Development and the Office of Community Investment & Infrastructure. Visit https://sfmohcd.org/affordable-homebuyer-programs to learn more.
Episode 5 (YouTube video)
Episode 6: Certificate of Preference Program
Episode 7: Displaced Tenant Housing Preference Program
After a devastating apartment building fire, MOHCD's Displaced Tenant Housing Preference Program helped Leslee McCray remain in San Francisco and purchase a new, below market rate home in the Dogpatch neighborhood. Visit https://sfmohcd.org/displaced-tenant-housing-preference to learn more.
Episode 7 (YouTube video)
Episode 8: Home rehabilitation through RAD
Hear longtime resident, teacher and mother of two Shirley Jackson share how her home was rehabilitated through MOHCD’s Rental Assistance Demonstration (RAD) program. The City is transforming nearly 3,500 public housing apartments across San Francisco so residents can permanently enjoy safe, quality and affordable housing with supportive services.
Episode 8 (YouTube video)
Episode 9: Neighborhood Resident Housing Preference Program
Hear longtime Hayes Valley resident Mario Watts share how his Neighborhood Resident Housing Preference helped him secure a beautiful below market rate apartment and remain in the neighborhood where he was born and raised. Visit https://sfmohcd.org/lottery-preference-programs to learn more.
Episode 9 (YouTube video)