Tag Archive: HOPE SF

  1. Hope SF’s New Approach to Public Housing Garnering National Attention

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    theNextEconomy The Fund has been an early investor in HOPE SF, the ambitious initiative to rebuild public housing and improve the lives of public housing residents while creating new mixed-income neighborhoods. Pam David, the Fund’s Executive Director, serves on the public/private partnership’s steering committee, and was interviewed for a thoughtful new article in the National Journal, part of the Next Economy series. The article’s author, Sophie Novak, was struck by the innovative approaches being supported by HOPE SF, including putting authentic community involvement at the center:

    Public-housing reform is not new, but Hope SF’s emphasis on resident-based programs like the walking school bus, in addition to rehabbing old buildings, could lead the effort to succeed in a way other housing projects have not—particularly in a city like San Francisco with its rapidly rising housing costs. The biggest challenge now is convincing residents, who have been so neglected in the past, that this time is different…

     

  2. Grantees in the News: HOPE SF and the Walking School Bus

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    The Chron ran Lois Kazakoff’s article about the Walking School Bus on November 29th.

    The article does a great job of describing one of the innovative programs HOPE SF has launched to address safety and increase school attendance of kids in public housing on Potrero Hill. We’re very proud how this project engages and supports resident leadership in a very simple and low cost way, with good results so far – for both the kids and the adults.  It’s also a good example of how the City and the housing developer (in this case, BRIDGE Housing) has started working with residents way in advance of the actual housing construction.

    The Fund is supporting HOPE SF through a grant to the Northern California office of Enterprise Community Partners which supports the stakeholders involved in the HOPE SF public/private partnership, and the Campaign for Hope SF.

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