Celebrating with her city, Mayor London Breed announced the recent news of groundbreaking for an affordable housing project at 36 Amber Drive in Diamond Heights, San Francisco. The project will offer eight dwellings available for purchase for low- to moderate-income families. The project is the first City-sponsored affordable housing partnership with Habitat for Humanity. The Mayor’s Office of Housing and Community Development, MOHCD, is the project developer. Kerman Morris Architects is responsible for the design concepts and construction.
The property site that previously housed a single-family house spans an area of 6,414 square feet. The eight new homes will consist of two-bedroom, three-bedroom, and four-bedroom units. All residences will have on-site services like electric appliances, private outdoor spaces, and utilities powered by rooftop solar panels.
Construction is scheduled to start in June 2021, and market availability is anticipated in January 2023. The lottery winner households will invest 500+ hours building their homes.
In addition to City funding, the development benefits from several other funding sources, including CalHome and the Federal Home Loan Bank’s Affordable Housing Program.