As part of our stewardship to the community, we will convert our real property located at 3001-3007 24th Street to serve the youth and seniors of the Mission District. Casa De La Misión (CDLM) will be a senior-affordable, for-rent, H.U.D. Section 202, mixed-use, transit-oriented-development. The project will contain 32 studio and one-bedroom apartment units above MNC youth programming and retail space on the ground floor.
The MNC Casa de la Misión project development team is excited to partner with Mercy Housing California, a non-profit affordable housing developer. Mercy Housing is well known across the country for the high quality, safe, and affordable housing it develops. Mercy Housing and MNC, with strong support from the City of San Francisco, will work together to develop this property and create affordable homes for the senior citizens in our community. The CDLM project is currently in the Entitlement Phase. We have completed the project review meeting with the planning department and plan to begin the environmental review process soon. Items that occur during this phase are the selection of architectural services, securing the application for and receipt of permits, securing funding for planning and construction, and conducting site surveys, feasibility surveys, and environmental tests. We will also conduct a series of community meeting sessions to get community input on the project.
Senior citizens have different housing needs especially as they develop health problems or experience decreased mobility. The 2000 Census estimated that 23% of persons 65 and older have mobility or self-care limitations. The City’s Long Term Care Pilot Project Task Force estimates that the city must develop a minimum 1,500 units of affordable supportive housing. Older and disabled adults who require long-term care have a need for a broad range of on-site and off-site services including central dining, transportation services, limited or complete medical care, recreational and other services. For seniors living independently, there is a need for safe and easily maintained dwelling units. Waitlists for such housing can often contain thousands of names and be several years long. Mission Neighborhood Centers’ Casa De La Misión will meet a portion of this dire need in San Francisco.
Projected construction will begin in late 2014. .