About Mission Housing Development Corporation


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Since 1971, Mission Housing Development Corporation has provided affordable housing options to residents of San Francisco. Now, Mission Housing is one of the largest nonprofit housing organizations in San Francisco, owning or managing 35 buildings. The organization currently serves some 3,000 residents in 1,600 units. 1,000 additional 100 percent affordable rental units are being developed.


Since 1971, Mission Housing Development Corporation has created and preserved quality affordable housing, and pioneered innovative, award winning housing developments that define the personality of the Mission District.

The Mission Coalition Organization, formed in 1968, brought together more than 100 different organizations to address concerns of Mission District residents and businesses. Through MCO’s organizing efforts, the Mission District was declared a Model Cities area for community development, enabling the neighborhood to develop a solid program of better housing, social services, education, health care, and economic development. One product of the coalition was the creation of Mission Housing Development Corporation.

What is Mission Housing Development Corporation?

Mission Housing Development Corporation is a nonprofit, community-based organization which creates and preserves high-quality affordable housing for residents of low and moderate incomes in the Mission District and San Francisco. Mission Housing Development Corporation provides housing for families, seniors and special needs individuals. Mission Housing Development Corporation also provides technical assistance to help other organizations develop affordable housing that meets the needs of the physically or mentally challenged, and the critically ill.

Our Mission

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Mission Housing Development Corporation develops high-quality, well-managed, affordable, sustainable homes and communities that promote the self-sufficiency of low and moderate income families, seniors, and persons with diverse needs.

Our Values

CommunityOur history is rooted in the advocacy, preservation, and growth of affordable housing development in San Francisco’s Mission district. As a community-based organization with a strong internal identity, we focus on developing and preserving affordable housing that is sustainable for all San Franciscans.

Mission Housing Development Corporation believes in “people first” respecting and building community with our residents and staff— the Mission Housing Development Corporation family.

We believe in building relationships and collaborating with our community and city partners to advocate for equitable solutions to affordable housing.

LeadershipMission Housing Development Corporation is a leading and influential voice in the development of affordable housing in the Mission District and in San Francisco. We continue to be pioneers and innovators in affordable housing. The decisions we make are well thought out and we are accountable for the outcomes.

IntegrityWe use Mission Housing Development Corporation’s mission as our decision-making compass. We are intentional in the programmatic, operational and policy decisions we make. We do what’s right because that’s the right thing to do. We are transparent about how we operate as an organization and base our decisions on what is best for Mission Housing Development Corporation, our residents and the community.

Mission-DrivenWe stay true to our core mission in everything we do. Mission Housing Development Corporation builds and preserves affordable housing for the diverse population of San Franciscans who work hard to build a life in this city.

QualityDevelopments by Mission Housing Development Corporation are well-designed, sustainable and built to endure beyond current generations. They are maintained to be preserved as an asset to the community. We partner with professionals who uphold high standards and pay prevailing wages and benefits to employees enabling them to support their families and the local economy.

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Board of Directors

Joshua Arce

Board Chair
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Director, CityBuild SF

Community Liaison, Laborers Union Local 261

Past President, San Francisco Commission on the Environment

Delegate, San Francisco Building and Construction Trades and Labor Councils

Member, San Francisco Democratic County Central Committee

Executive Board Member, Sierra Club

Alternate Commissioner, Bay Conservation and Development Commission

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Irving Gonzales

Vice Chair
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Principal, G7A | Architecture + Urban

Member, AIA SF Board of Directors (immediate past president)

Certified Green Building Professional, Build It Green.org

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F. Gómez-Benítez

Board Secretary
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Fernando Gómez-Benítez

Deputy Director, Mission Neighborhood Health Center

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Eddie Ahn

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Executive Director, Brightline Defense

Nonprofit attorney

SF Commission on the Environment

Bay Conservation and Development Commission

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Jon Layman

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Partner, Hogan Lovells

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Pete Gallegos

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Realtor, P & A Realty

Member, National Association of Hispanic Real Estate Professionals of San Francisco

Steering Committee Member for Road Map to Peace Initiative

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Toby Levine

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Retired teacher and community health outreach worker

Member, San Francisco Bay Area Planning and Urban Research Association (SPUR) since 1978

San Francisco Planning Commissioner, 1992-1996

Member of numerous community organizations

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Shirley Wang

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Attorney, The Davis Wang Law Firm

Advisory Board Member, A Miner Miracle

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Rhosie Tolentino

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Membership Director, The United Food & Commercial Workers International Union

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