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|BAYVIEW & HUNTER’S POINT MEET & GREET FOR ALICE GRIFFITH BLOCK 2 & 4, SAN FRANCISCO
Meet & Greet Outreach for Bayview/Hunter’s Point: Thursday, October 23, 2014 @ 5:00pm – 6:30pm
Location: 1800 Oakdale Ave, San Francisco – Southeast Community Center, Alex Pitcher Jr. Room
Baines Group and Nibbi Brothers Joint Venture team has been selected as the General Contractor for the Alice Griffith Block 2 & 4 project in San Francisco, CA. We are holding a Meet & Greet for the Bayview/Hunter’s Point Community. Several topics will be discussed including an overview of the project design, how to become LBE/SBE certified, how bid documents will be distributed, bidding process, hiring goals, and employment opportunities.
Confirmed Guest Speakers include:
For information regarding this project please contact Logan Daniels, Preconstruction Manager, via email at email@example.com.
From SF Business Times:
San Francisco State University seeks to lease more than 60,000 square feet of space in the former Hunters Point shipyard as part of an innovation district that Lennar Urban is planning for the site.
Read more at SF Business Times.
The Implementation Committee with the help of The San Francisco Foundation held the How to Apply Workshop for the Rental Assistance Request for Proposals (RFP) on September 18, 2014. At the Workshop organizations were able to walk through the RFP process and receive a more in-depth understanding of what the Implementation Committee desires in a response. Below are the questions and answers taken from the How to Apply Workshop:
Q: Why is there a gap between the two income levels outlined in the different sub-programs of the RA program?
A: Apologies for the confusion. On Page 5, the RFP states that eligible income levels are up to 140% AMI. Then following that, it could have been clearer to explain that Respondents might think of the grant as two sub-programs: (a) “middle income assistance”: 50% to 140% AMI and (b) low income assistance: 49% AMI and below. The semantics don’t work perfectly here. We tried to align the “low income assistance” label with the income limits (i.e. 35% AMI and below) set by the prevalent public sources of funds.
Q: Can the Administrator only provide to one income group outlined in the RFP?
A: Section III.D on Page 5 mentions that at least sixty-five percent (65%) of the financial assistance funds must be designated for individuals and households that fall within the range of 50% to 140% AMI. That is one limiting factor in directing funds to income sub-groups. The IC believes that this income group is not being served in D10, and a good use of its private unrestricted funds is to fill this gap. The IC also feels that it is important to support income groups below 50% AMI.
Q; I wanted a bit of clarification on the Target Population piece. The RFP mentions that the IC would like to focus on houses with earned income. Do all involved families have to have earned income? I’m concerned that qualifying families who lose a job and need one-time rental assistance would not qualify.
A: The IC would like Respondents to describe how they would structure these monetary and leveraged-service interventions in a way that will create housing stability. So if someone has lost their job, what is the likelihood that they will still be vulnerable to eviction two to three months after they receive the one-time back rent assistance? How do you prevent this situation from occurring and how successful are you at achieving these intentions?
Q: Why can’t Rental Subsidies be included with Move-in/Security Deposit Assistance and One-time Eviction Prevention Funds?
A: In this initial roll out, the IC wants the rental assistance program to focus its activities and not dilute funds across a wider range of sub-programs.
Q: Is it possible to have all four activities included in a rental assistance program?
A: No. See answer above.
Q: Why does the IC want packages with these certain activity requirements?
A: Same as above
Q: Can staff experience satisfy the requirement of organizational experience around Financial Services? I.e. As an organization, they do not have financial management experience but has listed staff with the required experience, would that suffice?
A: The IC encourages Respondents to state their case for how they would be effective with current staff and organizational capabilities. In this specific case, we’d look for a response to detail how their staff expertise would translate to organizational capabilities.
Q: How much funding does the IC have available for this type of program?
A: [paraphrased answer provided at the How-to-Apply meeting] The IC is soliciting proposals from industry experts that outline realistic costs and services, providing responding organizations the opportunity to present their ability to (1) meet the stated goal in the RFP Section III.A page 5, and (2) be efficient, innovative, and creative without influencing their responses based on the dollar amount of available funds.
Q: Is there an expectation that the funds designed will be designed as loans?
A: The IC places a high priority on structuring funds that can be revolving, repaid, “taken out”, etc. Loans are one common mechanism to achieve that, but not the only way. The IC encourages Respondents to be creative and leverage new and/or existing partnerships.
From the International Review of Landscape Architecture and Urban Design’s Topos Magazine:
Home prices have increased significantly in Bayview Hunters Point in a short period of time. With the vertical construction on the Shipyard underway the relation between the present and the future of Bayview Hunters Point and District 10 as a whole raises many questions…
Two stories by Blanca Torres of the San Francisco Business Times identify the changes surrounding District 10:
Check out the links below to read up on what is in store for the Hunters Point Shipyard!
SAN FRANCISCO –March 4, 2014 – The San Francisco Foundation and the Core Community Benefits Agreement (CCBA) Implementation Committee announced a grant of up to $610,000 to the San Francisco Housing Development Corporation (SFHDC) to provide asset-building and financial empowerment services to residents of District 10. This new comprehensive effort will improve credit scores, financial literacy, increase savings, and provide more working capital and small loans in D10.
“This is an exciting moment for the community,” said James Head, Vice President of Programs of The San Francisco Foundation. “Community residents identified through a number of listening sessions that financial resiliency and empowerment is the top priority. We’re ensuring that these funds meet that vision and need and will bring the best asset-building services in the Bay Area to District 10.”
The San Francisco Foundation provides technical assistance to the CCBA Implementation Committee and serves as the grantmaker for the CCBA funds, which come from the CCBA reached between San Francisco community groups and Lennar Urban, the managing partner of the group redeveloping Hunters Point Naval Shipyard and Candlestick Point.
“The services SFHDC brings to District 10 preserve a promise made to our residents that they will benefit from the development of the Hunters Point Shipyard and Candlestick Point,” said Jacob Moody, former chairman of the Implementation Committee. “This is the beginning of a process to improve lives in a community that has suffered from much neglect.”
SFHDC has a 25-year history of helping people achieve their financial goals and is the core financial empowerment agency in Southeast San Francisco. The grant will support SFHDC’s Financial Empowerment Center and bring financial services to D10 residents to meet people where they are, support them in identifying financial goals, as well as potential obstacles and opportunities, and offer appropriate strategies, services and products to meet those goals.
”The communities in southeast San Francisco are in dire need of these services and have been for a very long time,” said Supervisor Malia Cohen, who represents District 10 in southeast San Francisco. “This grant will help empower some of the most vulnerable residents and truly improve their everyday lives. I am grateful for the San Francisco Foundation and CCBA’s commitment to serving the southeast and I look forward to working with them throughout this process.”
SFHDC and its partner will offer menu of service and product options to residents throughout a 2-year period, including intensive financial counseling for 100 participants, as well as outreach efforts including a Financial Capability Summit, sponsored by CollegeTrack, and a mobile financial fitness clinic consisting of a minivan (the “Financial Fitness Coach”) that will provide financial counseling throughout the D10 neighborhoods at a wide variety of community events throughout the two-year period and beyond.
“SFHDC is proud to have been selected by the Implementation Committee and The San Francisco Foundation to provide an innovative and comprehensive package of financial products and services that will have a lasting and measurable impact on the lives of District 10 residents,” said David Sobel, CEO of SFHDC. “We and our partners look forward to serving the community and empowering residents to define and achieve their individual financial dreams and goals.”
San Francisco Housing Development Corp (SFHDC) will serve as the lead agency and collaborate with project partners including SF Office of Financial Empowerment, Bayview Hunter’s Point Foundation for Community Improvement, Bayview Hunters Point Community Legal, Tax-Aid, College Track, Asian, Inc, New Generation Covenant Church, Salvation Army Golden State Division, Juma Ventures, Mission Asset Fund, Mission SF Community Financial Center, Opportunity Fund, Habitat for Humanity of Greater SF, BRIDGE Housing Corp, and Bayview Hunters Point Multipurpose Senior Services.
“In partnership with the City of San Francisco, we are creating long-awaited opportunities in District 10,” said Kofi Bonner, President of Lennar Urban. “We are meeting our commitments and we expect this grant will enable people to take advantage of those opportunities.”
As the first step to the roll out of these programs, SFHDC will be holding a “meet and greet” with the Financial Empowerment Team and the Executive Directors of community organizations along with interested community members on Tuesday, May 13th 2014, from 11:30am – 1:00pm.
About The San Francisco Foundation
The San Francisco Foundation (TSFF) is the community foundation serving the Bay Area since 1948, granting more than $800 million over the past ten years. Through the generosity and vision of our donors, both past and present, TSFF granted $89 million in fiscal year 2012. TSFF brings together donors and builds on community assets through grantmaking, leveraging, public policy, advocacy, and leadership development to make a greater impact in our community. By focusing on people, organizations, neighborhoods, and policy, advocacy and organizing, the Foundation addresses community needs in the areas of community health, education, arts and culture, community development, and the environment. In response to the economic downturn, TSFF is also focusing funding on safety net partners, job creation and training, and mortgage foreclosure relief and neighborhood preservation. The San Francisco Foundation serves San Francisco, Alameda, Contra Costa, Marin, and San Mateo Counties. www.sff.org