Building Affordable Housing in San Francisco: One Project at a Time


Bernal Gateway Apartments at Mission and Cesar Chavez Streets

Amy Beinart (MPA, 2001) gave a guest lecture at Professor Ayse Pamuk’s Urban Housing Policy class (PA 783) – a newly created graduate course for PA students specializing in Urban Administration. Amy is the Housing Director at Bernal Heights Neighborhood Center. Following the Thursday evening lecture (April 24, 2014) Amy led a Friday morning tour of Bernal Gateway Apartments with her colleague Sumi Imamoto, Director of Asset Management at BHNC. Bernal Gateway Apartments is a 55 unit affordable housing development completed in 2001 at the corner of Mission and Cesar Chavez Streets in San Francisco. The project layers multiple, deep subsidies to allow BHNC to serve families with extremely low incomes. The project includes replacement housing for households displaced as a result of HOPE VI redevelopment of Bernal Dwellings, public housing development in the neighborhood. There are on-site supportive services to help residents maintain their housing and stabilize their lives as well as on-site employment training and childcare.


Amy Beinart speaks to SFSU undergraduate and graduate Housing Policy students




Amy Beinart and Sumi Imamoto giving students a tour of the property.



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