Hunters View is located on hilly terrain above the old naval shipyard in the Bayview-Hunters Point neighborhood of San Francisco. Originally built as temporary workforce housing in 1956, the site’s 267 public housing units had deteriorated beyond repair by the 2000s. Faced with the reality that Hunters View would soon become uninhabitable, the San Francisco Housing Authority selected the development team of Ridge Point Non-Profit Housing Corporation, The John Stewart Company and Devine & Gong, Inc. in 2005 to work with residents, the community and the City to revitalize Hunters View.
Hunters View was the first public housing project to be redeveloped in the HOPE SF program, the nation’s first large-scale community development and reparations initiative aimed at creating vibrant, inclusive, mixed-income communities without mass displacement of the original residents. Of Hunters View’s original families, 70% have remained at the site through the transition from public housing to mixed-income development.
The Hunters View team is currently working on the first two phases of market-rate units and the third and final phase of affordable housing, which will include 118 units, completion of the site’s street grid and infrastructure, and construction of the neighborhood’s largest park.