Mayor London N. Breed, Supervisor Hillary Ronen and community leaders celebrated the groundbreaking of Casa Adelante, a nine-story building located at 2060 Folsom Street led by the Mission Economic Development (MEDA) and Chinatown Community Development (Chinatown CDC) with funding from the Mayor’s Office of Housing and Community Development (MOHCD).
The project will provide 127 permanently affordable apartments for low-income households, including 29 units for homeless transitional age youth and parenting youth, which Larkin Street will provide services for.
“I’m excited that some of the units will house transitional age youth on the verge of adulthood, who are at risk of falling through the cracks into homelessness, and it is wonderful that Casa Adelante – 2060 Folsom will be able to include space for child care, and other community organizations on site,” said Reverend Norman Fong, executive director of Chinatown CDC.
The development will offer residents and the public birth-to-career resources ranging from a preschool to after-school programs and activities for youth and young adults. Proposed service providers with on-site offices will include PODER, Good Samaritan Family Resource Center and Mission Graduates, while Larkin Street and CDC will provide services as well.
“Casa Adelante—2060 Folsom is an innovative and inspiring expansion of housing opportunities for formerly homeless transition age youth. Every expansion of housing for young people is so meaningful because it means they will no longer have to sleep on our streets, but we’re especially excited for this new housing in the Mission which gives young people the opportunity to live in their community of choice,” said our executive director Sherilyn Adams.
Huge thanks to everyone who made this possible: San Francisco Mayor’s Office of Housing and Community Development, US Bank Community Development Corporation, California Tax Credit Allocation Committee, California Debt Limit Allocation Committee, California Department of Housing and Community Development, and the Strategic Growth Council.