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490 S Van Ness Ave., San Francisco, CA 94103

Residential Population
Low and Very Low Income Families

Number of Units


Mission Housing Development Corporation and BRIDGE Housing won the rights to develop apartments on this long-dormant lot at 490 South Van Ness.

Mission Housing and BRIDGE Housing leads a team chosen by the Mayor’s Office of Housing & Community Development to develop 100 percent affordable apartments in the Mission; transit-oriented design to activate dormant corner of 490 South Van Ness will be 81 units of housing for low income families. This is the second complex being developed by the partnership of Mission Housing Development Corporation and BRIDGE Housing.

The apartments at 490 South Van Ness will be affordable to households with incomes between 30% and 60%AMI. The ground floor will have services space available to residents and community members.  Resident amenities include a community room, laundry rooms, bike parking, and courtyard. Mission Housing will provide resident services.


Mission Housing Development Corporation, BRIDGE Housing Corporation 


Ankrom Moisan Architects, G7A

General Contractors

Nibbi Brothers General Contractors, Guzman Construction Group

Resident services
Mission Housing will lead a consortium of community partners, in order to provide on-site supportive services. Another partner, Instituto Familiar de la Raza, will provide health and wellness programs and services for children, youth, adults, and families. People Organizing to Demand Environmental and Economic Rights, otherwise known as PODER, will organize 490 South Van Ness residents around social issues, and provide leadership training.

Design features
The site will have a transit-oriented design, with former parking space plans repurposed to incorporate more apartments, and community-serving ground-floor spaces. 

The development is being financed by San Francisco housing bond dollars, federal low-income housing tax credits, and a combination of city, state, and private sources.

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