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a warm welcome to mayor ed lee (clapping.) thank you, don i know that short welcome has everything to do with the fact real purpose that say we need to get people into units and this franciscan towers as you may know and that it was a victim of a big fire in 2011 and you know a lot of victims of fires particularly residents i think very few get the side the fact day tare, is reopened because it take a step back a long time to battle with insurance companies all kinds of things make it difficult again that's why we celebrate those opportunities this franciscan towers a hundred and 4 units of affordable housing the middle of tenderloin reopening the middle of a housing crisis and so it is
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blessed with being is very, very helpful solution to many and i know that supervisor kim understands this she and i have been working to get more affordable housing built if not rehabbed and also the middle of that whether a conversation or working with the fact private developers or work with our city tame family to produce more housing we made a commitment at least 10 thound affordable units built by 2020 this helps interpreting the fact story is not just about the fact this is rehabbed and reopened lives have been here the middle of tenderloin that also need to be rebuilt that's why this investment is too important that's why the tenderloin neighborhood development corporation valued in the city they keep increasing that portfolio of love i call it
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actually up to 33 different proposals the city in directly helping 6 thousand plus people to make sure they do more than survive in the city this is what the fact tndc does we we partner up so the clerk will take the roll with them and more to come i i know that portfolio they got a lot of projects we've got to announce and we have in a had your we don't want to take 5 years to do this when you look at the building you see how it was damaged and and the units that are very, very small studios are one bedrooms 95 e 35 of the one and 35 are dedicated to formally homeless people this is incredible and burglary hips oh, help us with our challenge facing the fact homeless as i
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this more navigation centers and add supportive housing working with the fact board to make sure we can do with the last round and we're going to get 8 thousand people off the fact streets by the end i finish that will no longer have to be a victim this is our promise behind the fact naefktss and the nexus we're building so we don't have to talk about the fact shifters we have access out of homelessness and that projects like this the middle of communities like the tenderloin are really important to getting that story completed i want to say thank you to the tndc and all the corporate sponsors others are are part of solution to make sure that the financial part of this is done because that's when what is it takes
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creativity initiative financed not just again money but the creative relationship with the fact financial products that really helps to accelerate this housing and want to thank tom dbi and some of the other agencies i know your staff was around and have been inspecting a fire building your probably happy this building will be with good lives thank you, everyone for the fact elephant e tenant and the former building that were patient and the team of people that have brought this to fruition congratulations to the corps (clapping.) thank you, mayor ed lee please welcome supervisor jane
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kim (clapping.) >> i just want to congratulate the entire team that, ma'am r made this happen 0 over the last 4 years a tremendous mulch work to building that after a major fire actually, i think this happened on a tuesday 5 years ago i left really late that evening around 8:30 i decided to have dinner and the middle of the are dinner i heard a major fire i ran over here and got to talk to the tenants at the alexander across the street and it was my first time experiencing a major fire as member of the board of supervisors and it is incredibly frightening one of most unfortunate things when a major disaster you have a responsible
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and consciousness property owner with a protocol portfolio to use the fact tenants i just have to congratulate tndc that's one of the most did the things to actually, the humans were enacted and the fact staff did a tremendous job providing a compassion that for weeks to come after to find new housing and help support people with the fact tradition and work quickly in fact, i had little work in the case of my first fire because the fact frng was taking care of and had staff on hand and work to make sure that tenants were able to transition i think actually in many ways a bigger accomplishment that tenant didn't move back they were able to find permanent housing they felt was secure and
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wanted to stay in this is actually new housing and will house many that individuals that live on the fact streets it is a tremendous accomplishment i want to say this because this is as an opportunity to talk about tndc and the fact partnership i'm lucky to serve under a mayor with affordable housing is clearly his top priority for the fact city and an extensive history to have as much affordable housing and we'll work together to secure the gap furnld for the fact what will be affordable housing for formally homeless families an eddie-taylor a tremendous project we're able to work with tndc and the mayor's office to get the fact funding for the 5 m project project and excited for
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a project coming online we've been talking about the fact fortunate we we have in long time institutions like be tndc that will have been building in the tenderloin for decades that's in many ways why the tenderloin continues to be a working class neighborhood we have nonprofit and leader this stuck around for decades to continue doing this work and one of the reasons i love tndc and come back and see the fact same people continuing to do the fact work with the a testament hard to find nonprofits to do that and frankly you get paid this to d this work yet you believe in it and a tremendous leadership to run an organization that people continue to believe in and finally i just want to acknowledge your organizers go amazing work
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(clapping.) i've saying this because because wants legislation and funding more affordable housing the community didn't come out and residents not informed at the local and state level putting pressure on the stories out the media that's ultimately had drives our accomplishments we're not able to do that and beyond housing building and housing neighborhood not just about neighborhood we need to convert and build a healthier and stable environment outside of the residents i want to thank tndc for your comprehensive vision and for the fact neighborhood in helping us build not only more audible city but a healthier one thank you (clapping.) thank you jan bank of america
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(clapping.) >> thank you don. >> how you doing i just wanted to thank tndc for building this amazing or rebuilding i had the fact honor of being here years ago and as beautiful we see that again with new community groups i aim thankful for the mayor and city for building affordable housing and an honor to see a city that is so committed to building affordable housing and make sure that you know our residents are the place to be bank of america buildings we are better when we're connected we truly are that's why we build save and secure communities in 2014 alone bank of america provided 4.5 whether they would say in financing across the country most importantly in san
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francisco in the past 10 years bank of america has 1/3rd of affordable housing not including the fact investment money today and great to be a partner with you guys and with tndc a number of projects and our apprenticeship didn't aspire we worked for bank of america now for the fact greater innovation thank you. >> thank you (clapping.) >> it is my great pleasure to introduce to say tndcs social work manager doreen franklin kin (clapping.)
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a >> okay good morning i'm here to honored to be here today with you and in a brewing community room of the franciscan towers this is a day i've been hoping and dreaming of for 5 years please forgive me my role this morning two-fold first i'd like to over some reflection aftermath of fire in second give thanks to the unimagineably folks that 2rshd to the resilient community in 2011 was an average day for me, the walking through the intend to to get to another meeting when i left work at
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4:00 p.m. i never imagined i'd be bad actor in back in a few hours at 8:30 the fact crowds were coming in there's a fire at the towers - okay there was a fire at the towers and arrest rick were on the scene and everything under control while talking on the phone he glantd at the tv i saw the franciscan towers on fire when i arrived most of the tenant were across the street the lobby of the alexander residence told me and in they're afraid pa ganlz and others in mire bathrobes in a few hours as the fact disaster in two things were
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really clear the first that tenants wouldn't be going home imagine having been unhoused in a single second without notice and having only one minute to gather a few blorjz imagine arriving in the building after a long day of work with no place to go no food, no water, inform id, no money, no tone phone and no clhes the fact second thing that was clear to me that tndc staff would not rests until all the fact tenants we are safe and secure by 8 a.m. all of the tenants were, in fact, safe and secure while many that few weeks stayed with folks and family families be doubled up in apartments and adults were the streetcars in
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the ambassador and cc r the next 10 days at tndc were controlled chaos the fact workers the shelters while property management searched for alternative housing for one and some tenants tndc was a blessing we had amazing staff, we had a lot of building, and we have some really good friends the community to r two of our best friends are he american red cross and by 12 p.m. all one and 25 tenants we are settled in temporary housing and properties and dish properties or with friends and families while this data was a milestone for us it was really just the fact end of
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chapter one the fact rest of the story unfolds with with tndc tireless purity of hours after one year of working with the fact community partners the fact late tenants was housed on march 3, 2012 equally important that tndc would not settles for a red-tagged icon. >> equally important tndc would not settle are are for a red-tagged icon in the middle of the tenderloin after several years of having a vacant property on the famous corner of two-thirds they began to rebuild the fact towers there are many significant milestones
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each of them leaving me at times bracket also and overwhelmsed i remember that the fact admin and the tndc after-school program was moved to the parking lot not we called the budget lows i remember the directive and the lottery i remember the fact day the knowledge was painted and the first i stood ♪ r5078 and cried i remember the fact day the first tenants came back home and another day of tears tears of joy and stand the franciscan towers very own community room something they deserve just above us one and 4 unit of beautifully renovated affordable apartments it's been 5 long years since this corner of eddie
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taylor felt like home i account reasonable doubt for hours for the fact folks that supported the fact tenants and tndc to recovery from such a tragedy i'd like to thank the franciscan towers tenants who were kind, caring and compassionate with each other they were patient and never gave up on tndc they taught me the true matt haney of human the fact san fncisco fire department saving retrieved medication for people if the people and the tenants the back of residences that opened they're afraid home on the night of the fire and first responders dale, art, georgia, orlando are
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yvette and monique and linda, and state and federal the fact department of emergency services ben i'm not sure he's here we want to thank them on behalf of the fact city and county of san francisco tenants at the ambassador and cc r for 10 days graciously shared they're afraid home and tndc social work team operated the fact shelters around the fact clock and the american red cross that provided meals and three hundred and 34 hours hours of volunteer support the san francisco food bank for providing food and vouchers for basic household items and tndc
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precipitate management team for the fact 10 days to make sure that all tenants were in a safe and secure housing tndc admin and it team especially in a few days had the fact office up and running and tndc 65 for ooefg stability to the franciscan towers families and not missing a beat by operating out of the circulation the team that grashz left hand they're afraid rooms of temporary units and welcomed the fact tenants onto the community without question or gymnast the human services for continuing for the fact support the shuttle mrs. care especially shannon to help us to maintain and ultimately double our subsidies the dult who operated across the
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fact clinic the manor house for accepting the hundreds of vouchers that were provided for the fact tenants the fact san francisco housing authority for the fact emergency applications public school to a very special grew up of people that plays a role ms. jones john's, joe sanchez at the know that sanchez at the is here joanne goldberg and tfa list and others and the countless folks i imagine i've left out to the tndc leadership and most specifically don and paul and others
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and the face of such tragedy the 3 of you - dug deep and was forced to ask users the fact question who does tndc want to be at this time of crisis you made did the decisions and had care and compassion tndc staff and the tenderloin community the final group i'd like to thank all the fact people that believed in tndc those that believe that tndc will one day rebuild the franciscan towers on behalf of the tndc we want to thank you from the bottom of my heart
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(clapping.) thank you >> thank you. >> burnett it's your turn please welcome vernon (clapping). >> good morning, everybody. this is a brand new opening thank you thank you all for being here we go celebrating with us mooirns are very happy it have franciscan towers to call home my wife and i were homeless for a year people are homeless for no reason i believe you don't kick people when they're down we
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working hard to keep her healthy from diabetes she's lost both of her legs we tried to stay off the fact street and stay clean and healthy we have no family to support use it is just we have we found a place to say for 450 question had be out at soubs and ask for a shower it was better than the fact street but not good we got a connection to 3 social workers with them working together we got a wheelchair for my wife and best of all a home we're happy to have a home we work hard and my wife says she's never leaving with our new home we get healthy and stable who
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knows what is possible (clapping.) >> now my turn for a few concluding remarks there are so people people i'm not xaefrg hundreds and hundreds the aftermath of a fire but putting together the new franciscan towers rather than call anyone out i want to direct you to a program recognizing those who contributed and we want to commend i guess replenishment on a couple of things because identify cabin sleeping by myself in my bet bed the first we tndc can't do anything alone we exist in a
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community that part of community and the community depends on us our success is he really a function how we work together and one can't see that anywhere better than the fact franciscan towers the other thing i've learned i want to share with people is that affordable housing is a safety net i really only understood how true when i saw what happened when affordable housing was jagged from flaerths people's lives so thank you all for coming question appreciate everything you've done and enjoy your lunc
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(clapping) >> welcome everyone and tutor joining you us for the launch of branch at downtown street scheme (clapping) together we've created a sustainable and dignified motel to end homelessness in san francisco and bay city's through the work bathroom, folks are sro hair time in the community to make a difference the live of themselves and others our team members earned a what this in which that'll they're gaining pipelines into employment this year in 2016 we're celebrating our thousand success housed and
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employed (clapping) and just our few short 8 weeks in san francisco about 50 folks attending the meetings on a weekly basis and 22 folks on the ground behind us and 3 folks that gained employment and many more the pipeline (clapping) we've averaged a debris removal of 4 hundred thousand gallons of debris each week and needles each week (clapping.) with the positive support of local businesses communities and corps the project area we know we're on the right track in doing something correct he wanted to add and recognize some of the service provider and partners the community that have been working hard to end homelessness inform san
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francisco glide mission resource and st. anthony's, as well as code tenderloin and many others we know that takes a community. (clapping.) in addition, we want to take a moment to recognize andy cohen the city of san francisco as well as the perry foundation that has supported us from the start (clapping). >> yeah. >> for your graduates if he could see a show of hunks who graduated into the downtown program your diligent work in changing the face of homeless and moving started stability has been an incision to the communities and folks that come after you and folks not here today, i want to add in addition thank you guys to the staff who is here chris richard the
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regional director of silicon valley and our ceo eileen richardson (clapping) and last but not least i want to recognize all the folks the yellow shirts behind us making a difference inform san francisco i'm so proud of i can't wait - . (clapping.) without further ado, i'd like to introduce andy sherman vice president of duo by labors that brought u.s. bancorp us here to san francisco. >> thank you brandon a treat and honor to be part of launch the welcome of the streetscape of san francisco welcome to the neighborhood (clapping) existed to have you here dolby has been in san francisco this is home we're committed to the city part of big or being a good
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a neighbor it investing in and supporting organizations that address the champs we fascinate community i want to thank the streets for doing that it is exciting to be here we've moved into the new corporate harder a couple of minutes windfall we're excited to be an activity member of the mid market and the tenderloin and i and an active partners western approached by the mayor's office this was a great fit so thank you for doing with you do in the city i'd like to thank mayor ed lee for his leadership and focus on this important issue as we look at the horizon and think about the excellent work with the streetscape team and look forward to providing this support and progress with you thank you very much (clapping.) thank you, andy
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heights my honor to introduce a i can't tell you of downtown streetscape for santa fe in san francisco she was the mentor and the leader holly (clapping.) hi, everyone i'm holly is everyone excited to be here just to share high story identify been criterion and sober over one year and seven months a. >> awesome. >> i've been housed for over a year and employed by santa fe ground work (clapping) it starts by the opportunity of joining the downtown streets team after that i hit the ground running they give us kurjt and support us in any way and allowed me to completely turn my life around as a result (clapping)
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the latest give my children with coming home we've been separated because of my a addiction (clapping) when we asked me to ask i was honored because of important people i want to encourage you to support and encourage everyone to do the best you can do thank you. >> yeah. (clapping.) thank you holly next we want introduce mayor ed lee who was here and thank you for his support for the downtown streets. >> good morning. >> good morning holly and mark brought out the sunshine for us well, you know when we talk about homelessness in the city we shouldn't talk about that as simply the debate about space yes, of course, people need a place to live but that part of
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people's lives that need a job good skills people support them to get back into the workforce and it compromises so many of the other partnerships we've created in this wonderful city to help people exit homelessness forever whether the clean city coalition or public works or mayor's office, or the community groups the community ambassadors program downtown streets offers that that can help a lot more people get out of poverty so we should always when we talk about homelessness mention the groups birng like downtown streets for public works and our macy's and homelessness and our workforce development when they work with organization like dolby and others who are lucky enough to find space in the city to have
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haeshdz but that he say where are we who are we about as a company they allows the employees and others to begin relationships we wish all companies in san francisco would do in a few years later on market street look at the relationships date of birth by the they have a relationship with the abstains and the women's auto mission and the communities school with 826 van ness and helping to create those relationships with downtown streets with all the folks that really want those jobs because i think the people who are hopeless want that helping hand and they can do the best with this support this is what it is the city we want to be a city that understands the entire
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challenge and supports everybody at every level so when we have a center like the navigation center it is about the support we give people that's why people that are hopeless want to go to the center they know they'll get support to rebuild their lives out of homelessness it takes people from the office of hope working with the agencies the city work with all community partnerships and working with the business community to over that way out permanently not just the housing it is jobs and the feeling that you can contribute to your neighborhood it is working on plazas like our civic center and the united nations plaza working with the nonprofit groups and others to make our city cleaner and improve it so people like
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randy shaw can i finally event we're working together because of all the people i know he's been and ground level when will it happy with mid market and the plazas whether it is beginning to happen the right way a about people's lives and how they change and how we help them and support them in changing this is what existing thoems needs not about room but the community working together with downtown straits thank you, everybody and there is a new member (clapping.) of downtown streets someone i want to recognize today he's turning his life around in a positive way and taking care of kids and starting this brandon you call that volunteer what this something like i earn a volunteer what this
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(laughter) and so allow the skill sets and is leadership for his own family and ultimate for his own improvement that is marcus marcus come on here and please receive over membership (clapping.) to the downtown streets thank you thank >> we love our parks, but we love... >> and the community who is really the core of it all, came together and said what we need is a place for our teenager to play, not just play grounds for
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the kids and soccer fields but we need a skate park that will keep the kids home in the neighborhood so they can play where they live. >> the children in the neighborhood and it will be a major boone. and we have generations, the youth generations that will be able to use this park in different places. >> the best park in san francisco right here. >> creating place where people can be active and lead, active, healthy life styles that are going to just stay with them for life. ♪
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