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Mary Helen Rogers Senior Center


Location:      San Francisco, CA


Project Cost:    $38 Million





Mary Helen Rogers was completed in 2013 by UrbanCore and the Chinatown Development Corportation.  Mary Helen Rogers Senior Center is a 100-unit senior affordable housing project that includes units for low and very-low income seniors, including 20 units set aside for homeless seniors under the Department of Public Health’s Direct Access to Housing Program.


The Project is located at the corner of Golden Gate and Franklin Streets in the Western Addition neighborhood of San Francisco.  The project features an on-site services office, a community café programmed by the tenant services team, a computer lab, offices, and a resident lobby.


The project honors the memory of Mary Helen Rogers, a long-time community activist and advocate for the Western Addition community, and features art tributes to Ms. Rogers and her legacy.


Funding sources for this $38 million project included 9.0% Low Income Tax Credits together with RDA financing, along with a bank construction/permanent loan.






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