Located in Bayview-Hunters Point, the original Hunters View was a 267-unit public housing project constructed as temporary workforce housing in 1956. The original site faced the challenges of deteriorating buildings, steep terrain, and a street grid that cut off the neighborhood from the rest of the city.
The project benefits from an unprecedented level of collaboration amongst various City, State, and Federal partners. Under the leadership of the City, the following HOPE SF principles have been developed through a comprehensive and inclusive process to guide the revitalization of the HOPE SF sites:
- Resident participation throughout the entire process
- One-for-one replacement of all existing public housing units
- Current residents have first right to new public housing units
- Phased construction to allow for on-site relocation
Phase I of Hunters View was completed in 2013 and includes 107 units of affordable rental housing across three new buildings, as well as new roads, sidewalks, and utilities, services offices, and Promontory Park.
Phase II was completed in 2018 and includes 179 units of affordable rental housing across three new buildings, as well as new roads, sidewalks, and utilities, Ironwood Park, and a community hub with a childcare center, wellness center, and additional services offices.
Phase III will include 118 units of affordable rental housing across two new buildings, the neighborhood’s largest park, new roads, sidewalks, and utilities, and additional community-serving ground-floor space and is slated to break ground in 2021.
The Hunters View revitalization has also created new space for a variety of community-based on-site service partners, including:
- the Bayview YMCA;
- Phoenix Project;
- FranDelJA Enrichment Center; and
- San Francisco Department of Public Health Wellness Center.