The San Francisco Chronicle reports that the city of San Francisco is offering an affordable housing tour today. Thirteen sites will open their doors to the public. ”We’re trying to demystify who lives in affordable housing,” Peter Cohen, co-director of the San Francisco Council of Community Housing Organizations, told the Chronicle.
Affordable housing is very competitive in San Francisco. The Chronicle reports:
“At Crocker Amazon Seniors Apartments (CASA), for instance, there were 1,600 applicants for 37 studio and one-bedroom apartments when it opened in 2005, said Amy Beinart, housing director for Bernal Heights Neighborhood Center, which has developed 18 affordable buildings in the city.
“‘Every affordable developer will tell you a similar story,’ she said.”