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Crocker Amazon Senior Apartments

Address

5199 Mission Street, San Francisco, California 94112

Residential Population

Supportive housing for seniors with incomes at or below HUD Very Low Income

Number of Units

36 apartments - 12 one bedroom, 24 studios

San Francisco affordable housing builders team up to construct Crocker Amazon Senior Apartments

Crocker Amazon Senior Apartments is an affordable rental housing community with a total of thirty-six Section 8 assisted living units. These affordable apartments provide an independent living environment for seniors. Also known as CASA, the complex was co-developed with Bernal Heights Housing Corporation. Construction on Crocker Amazon Senior Apartments was completed in 2005, after an intensive community process. The site is now a jewel of the Crocker Amazon neighborhood.

The three-story, Spanish-style building was constructed on the site formerly occupied by a Mel’s Diner (purportedly, the restaurant was visited by Katharine Hepburn and Spencer Tracy in the 1967 film “Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner?”)

Designed by SGPA Architecture & Planning, the design incorporates features of adjacent homes “honoring” the surrounding residents. A trapezoidal site on a major transit corridor in San Francisco, the complex features a community room with attached kitchen, an exercise room and courtyard garden.

Primary development funds were provided by US Department of Housing and Urban Development, Section 202 – Supportive Housing for the Elderly Program, the San Francisco Mayor’s Office of Housing and Federal Home Loan Bank, San Francisco – Affordable Housing Program (AHP)

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