La Fénix at 1950


1950 Mission Street, San Francisco, CA 94103

Residential Population

Low-Income Families & Formerly Homeless Families

Number of Units

150 +

157 Units of 100% Affordable Housing at 1950 Mission San Francisco

1950 Mission will be a mixed-use housing complex for low to moderate income families, including formerly homeless families. Mission Housing and BRIDGE Housing along with David Baker Architects were selected by the Mayor’s Office of Housing & Community Development to develop the undertaking. The general contractor is Swinerton Builders.

Resident services

On-site supportive services will be provided to residents by Mission Housing Development Corporation and Lutheran Social Services. Another partner, Mission Neighborhood Centers, will operate a new Head Start & Early Head Start youth space.

Mission Housing Development Corporation | 1950 Mission
1950 Mission is being built on the long abandoned site of the Phoenix Continuation High School near 16th Street. Currently the site is offering some 75 homeless adults temporary shelter. The Navigation Center is funded by a $3 million grant from the Interfaith Council.

Design features

Amenities on the drawing board include: a rooftop garden for events, a courtyard, a community room, a kitchen, and a bike workshop that will focus on training youth from the property and the surrounding communities on bike maintenance. Neighborhood-service retail space will be available for local nonprofits and entrepreneurs. Affordable gallery and work spaces will cater to the Mission District artist community.


The development, projected to cost around $80 million, is being financed by San Francisco housing bond dollars and federal low-income housing tax credits.


The 1950 Mission Street site is a 36,398 square foot parcel situated in the heart of the dynamic Mission district between 15th and 16th Streets and a short walk from the 16th Mission BART station. Formerly Phoenix Continuation High School, the site was abandoned and listed as surplus property by San Francisco Unified School District in 2002. The City of San Francisco purchased the property from SFUSD in 2015.

Now, the Mayor’s Office of Housing and Community Development operates an experimental ‘navigation center’ on the site. Homeless people reside there on a short-term basis and access services that help them transition to permanent housing.

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