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makes up 1,000 storefronts. and, of course, being a bid by the property owners within our boundaries. currently our budget is about 3.7 million and i'll go over what we are proposing today. since inception we've raised $12 million. since 2010, those could be sponsorships, private funds, so on and so forth. we are bostonne boston bid govef directors and 50% have to be on behalf of property owners and 20% from businesses and elected by member. we're serving a ten-year term. and right now, we are proposing an additional ten-year term for our third renewal starting on july 1, 2019 and going through
june 30 of 2029. right now we're proposing minimal changes to our boundaries. we're started back in 2017 and supervisor peskin was there since day one and we reached out to our member and have gone through this extensive community outreach process to ask the property owners, business and even residents what they would like to see in our district going forward and what kind of union square that the city would like to have in the future. based on a comprehensive survey with our property owners and stakeholders, there are 365 services again for cleaning, safety. our security camera programme will be enhanced and also, they've recognisedded the importance of public realm improvement and our choosing to
invest in that, as well. so our appropriated assessment for this renewal will be 6 million. as i mentioned previously, we're proposing minimal boundary changes, as you can see to north of the district at bush and kerney, rounding out the district. what's a big change for this iteration of the bid is we're proposing two zones of assessment. zone one is clearly the core of the district, which is also, you see, the majority of the foot traffic, especially along powell, coming from the cable car turn-around. zone two is around the other areas of the district. in terms of the methodology, for this iteration of the bid we've gone with a fair and equitable assessment methodology that is based on the community benefit district in supervisor matt
haney's be strict based on benefit point. so you can assume that as various land use ties residential properties, condominium properties and public properties, that they would assume various benefit points and those are directly related to the aesthetic, the cleanliness of the sidewalks, safety services that we provide and also the economic benefits to that. this is our proposed budget for our third renewal starting june 1, 2019. basbased on that extensive surv, we heard from that our businesses and our stakeholders, that they would want to see more cleaning, more safety services and certainly this budget reflects that at 74% of our budget dedicated towards cleaning and safety services. about 12% will be dedicated to public realm improvements, marketing events and advocacy
and then, of course 14% for management and expenses. as i mentioned, our district will be divided between two zones of services. as you can see zone one will be investing in additional cleaning and safety services per day and your see the differences between the two. for example, cleaning ambassadors will be cleaning those businesses in zone one, four cleanings a day versus zone two and pressure washing will be done for those properties in zone one every week versus every weeks in zone two. all properties will receive services 24/7, 365, which is a crucial key to our organization going forward. and, of course, those folks will again from our security camera
programme and so on. for our management plan, these are our current services that will also be giving as part of the iteration of the bid. for cleaning we address excessive trash and we work with to address legal dumping. we've removed hazardous waste like needles. we pressure-wash our situation and our businesses can call the dispatch line for any sort of sidewalk stains, et cetera. just some stats based on the calendar year of 2018, we removed over 572,000-pound of trash which is two full dumpsters a day if you think about that. and we also removed about 17,000 graffiti tags so they can be the slab stickers on the polls on
the electrical poxes. we removed about 9,000 needles in 2018 and we for sure like to see that number go down. and in terms of safety, these are the services that we'll be providing for the management plan. we will address give panhandling. the primary role of the ambassadors is to observe, advicadvise and report so thesee the services we'll carry on for safety. also in the 2018 calendar year, we addressed quality life issues and that can be tresspass, drunken disorderly, and we pack a big punch. we make up less than 1% of the city's land mass but the general consumer goods are actually purchased right here in the heart of the city.
also, 24% of the is ace transit tax comes from union square and we have 23,000 workers. together, our properties make about $6.2 billion in assessed property value. in adistinctiodecisionwe want tr peskin for making this a more vibrant lane and we access food, entertainment and public art and this is the the paparazzi dogs and it's instagram grammablables what we want in our city. last but not least, we do destination marketing and part of that was having winner walk on stockston. this brought 2.2 million visitors to union square during
the holidays with a $47 million economic impact. so now that stockton has reopened, we're looking for a new home so we can continue that hollywood tradition in the bay area. holiday tradition. i want to thank you for your time. we're available for question. >> thank you. any questions from members or president xi? any members of the public who would like to testify on item number 4? if you'll line up to my left, your right, go ahead. >> hi, i'm don thomas and thank you, supervisor peskin and president xi. we've been involved with post and mason since 1986. we began to notice a difference in this term that we use call clean and safe.
having the block by block organization, the neighborhood street's team which is, i think, onwhich is one of the benefit's teams makes a difference. having 20 individuals that were previously homeless to now be gainfully end i employed is whan square means. we appreciate your support and we think clean and safe will make a difference for owners and guests and people that come to the union square area for the future. >> thank you. next peek, please. speaker, please. >> good afternoon. thank you very much for moving this item forward. supervisor peskin, you've been there from the beginning begin, as i have. i've been part of the bid from the very beginning and i don't want it to get lost in robbie's presentation that we did
extensive outreach and what the services and the enhancements that stakeholders union square and this is moving forward and it was the 24/7 camera monitoring, clean and safe dispatch. the zone one and zone two, zone one is going to be receiving double the services from the past with this new budget. this new budget is a 65% increase. so the members of the district overwhelmingly said we want more. it needs more and we're willing to pay for to get it. and so, i appreciate you moving this item forward and look forward to the next term of the union square i.d. >> next speaker. >> good afternoon, supervisors, board president. i'm the general manager at the grand hyatt san francisco and i want to thank you for your time and hearing about our requests. i am in support of the bid
expansion and renewal. as the general manager of the hotel with colleagues from around the world, the clean and safety is of utmost importance and i have the unique scenario of living within the bid. i see union square early mornings, late in the evening and expansion of services are needed and there's nothing more important to myself regarding the safety of our colleagues and our guests and i encourage you to support this, thank you. >> good afternoon, supervisors and thank you supervisor pekin for supporting the business district. i'm kelly powers and i'm the director of the hotel council and a board member of the improvement business district and i enthusiastically support the bid renewal.
the bid is important to the health and economic vibrancy of the hotel industry, our employees and that of the guests who stay if the hotels. the hotels work closely with the union square business improvement district to support programmes for clean and safe services that are greatly needed in our district from powerwashing, trash pick-ups to our ambassadors providing a welcomed atmosphere to the visitors that visit the union scarsquare area. these are critical services to the health and tourism industry in san francisco. i thank you for use consideration of supporting the renewal. thank you. >> thank you. next speaker, please. >> good afternoon, supervisors and members of the lan use committee. my name is james goodie, the chief financial office of trinity which owns several
commercial buildings. trinity is a part of the business improvement district and one of the principles of trinity is on union boar squared of directors. i've been attending the bid renewal committee since june of last year and participated in the renewal process and have seen firsthand how well the organization is run, the caretables and visitors to union scare area and the thought that went into the renewal process. as a life-long bay area resident who lived in san francisco for over 20 years, i have spent an continue to spend a considerable amount of time both personally and professionally and in the union square area and have seen the changes that occur in the city and know the many challenges it faces. i would like to speak to one particular topic to the bid renewal today which is safety. it is extremely important that the bid be able to continue to
operate the surveillance system of 350 cameras and to increase the coverage from 60% of the district to 100% of the district. the renewal includes increased nighttime security and 24/7 dispatched services. the union square bid security services are a valuable tool keeping the area safe and protecting those that visit or work in the area. if the services were not renewed and expanded, union scare would not be a safe place. i would like to thank supervisor peskin and the other supervisors to hear this important item. please support the expansion of the bid. >> thank you. next speaker, please. >> hello, board. thank you for taking the time to hear this item on expansion and renewal of union square bid. my name a brandon davis. i'm the director of downtown street's team and we support this renewal and expansion of union square bid.
for those who aren't aware we run workforce development programmes, and at risk volunteevolunteer their time. the majority of what they're doing is removing debris, a meaningful daily activity and solution to homelessness and addressing cleanliness, safety and homelessness all at one. when we came to the city through years ago, outside of our seed funding, union scare bid was the first to invest if downtown street acetenyl since the and wn times over, remaining 1.2 million pounds of dedegree from this community, 48,000 needles, moved 47 into permanent housing and 69 and two employment for 90 days or more. we would be unable to operate in
the union scare community and we hope you'll renew this effort. >> thank you. necessity speaker work. and thank you for your work. >> this is casandra costello from sanfrancisco travel. good afternoon. union square is the heart of our city and a significant destination for our over 25 million visitors who come here every year. the visitors are spending over $10 billion and generating over $770 million in general fund taxes. it's important that union scare is safe and clean. as you heard earlier, the union scare is a flagship bid and sets the example for the other land-based cb d. they coul do a traffic job and y have an ambassador programme and their security camera programme, as well as one of the first to pilot the big belly garbage cans. we're impressed how the bid can activate the public realm
spaces. you've heard of the winter walk and thank you for the support of those efforts. we're pleased to see the proposed budget to expanded to $6 million. this will make a tangible difference on the streets and not only to visitors but people working in the district and people living in san francisco. so i would be happy to ask your your support for renewal to continue your work to beautify our city. >> thank you. next inspector, please. >> good afternoon. i ran here to support the bid renewal, literally. my name is kevin adler, the founder and ceo of miracle messages. we're a partner to the union scare bid. we're a nonprofit that helps people personsin experience homs reconnect to their loved ones. they record short video, audio and text messages to family and friends and we have a network of volunteer digital detectives that help to deliver the
messages to reunite them. union scare bid has been our first partner in san francisco and instead of giving you all of the numbers, i wanted to give you one story. so wayne cor nett had been on the streets for eight years and want dooring withouwandering wif hope. we had them record a message from wayne to his family. within three weeks, we found his niece jasmine who had been in san francisco wo wandering lookg for her uncle wayne. they were able to get reconnected. wayne is in the east bay after 18 years on the streets. that would not have happened without union scare bid and a few results from that, we've given the first job to brian and beverly and are now living in
the tenderloin. we received positive press from cbs and we started having inquiries from other city, counties and bids to expand this work. so in closing, i just wanted to express my sincere gratitude to the june square bid for the work we've done together and looking forward to expand on that into the new year. thank you. >> thank you so much. seeing no other members of the public, we will close public comments. sousupervisor ha h. >> this bid is in district 6 and looking password to partnering with you moving forward and a
lot of what you do is noticeable and impressive and i appreciate two quick questions. zone one and zone two approach and it's a new thing and i've been thinking about some of the things thinking about services and assessments in the other cbds in district six. is this something that the parcels themselves, the members that you serve have been largely supportive of. the only thing that i would flag here and ask about is there are parts of the bid area that are within district six that are in zone two that i would sort of view as higher need areas, some of the areas down along mason and taylor and sort of what has been the thinking there and providing some lesser services to those areas. >> mr. silver?
>> thank you for that question, supervisor. as i stated previously, when we embarked on our 18th month, expect outreach process, we began to look at zones of services thanks to our partner, who is right behind me who conducted our engineer's report. and through that very thorough process when we went out to those storieded and those property owners, part of what we have asked was if they prefer to be in zone one versus zone two or even have zones in general. having zones in general was an impact that our stakeholders and our property owners were supportive of. i'll go ahead to complete your question and turn it over to tim with mbs. >> good afternoon, supervisors. i'll briefly answer your question or what your question is about the use of zones is actually a very common thing.
we researched about 20 bids all across the united states and i want to say 70% do use zones for various reasons. clearly with all of the outreach by the union square folks, there was a sense of the core and the other services and so the inner zone will pay essentially about 20% more than the folks in the other zone for the enhanced serviced and that's detailed in the engineer's report. >> i would like to add, soup store, that compared to current services right now, those properties and businesses in zone 2 will be receiving double compared to what we have now. >> wow, ok, thank you. but. >> pleasure. >> another quick thing, in some of the recent cbd renewals we brought forward, we had a refusessereduced assessment lev.
so in the outreach process, we're aware of two nonprofit owners within our district. but both residents and those nonprofits currently pay a lower rate in assessments and will continue to do so. as mentioned a lot of the big-bellied style trash cans. for the record, do you like this and are they working out? >> yes, we do. we started out with a pilot of five and then grew and expanded to -- right now we have 25 big bellies in our district. we hope that we can extend that in the future. although, it will take some additional sponsorship revenue for byes and stakeholders to do
that. but we are confident in the ability of that design of the big bellies have because it keeps folks from rummaging and spillage and our property owners are paying less from us having to keep going and then addressing those. >> some of the 25 are paid for by sponsorships, not out of your budget. >> we currently have a lease with the big bellies and then what we do to augment that cost is that we will do like a sponsorship and they do branding on the sides of the bins. >> got it, thank you. >> if there are no other questions from sou supervisors,l see you at the bay restoration area. (please stand by perform. by (.
>> it is really just to encourage the quality of life of our district, overall. our security ambassadors, we do those checks to see if those folks are okay and if they need certain services or not. >> is that happening now? are you saying you will increase that, or is this a lot of the safety services that you're talking about will just be competing or what is existing? >> the services we are promoting are happening currently, and will continue with the next iteration of the bed. >> okay. if there are no other questions from members, can we have a motion, previously described, number 15 should be ten on page
five line 16. we should replace north of tenderloin c.b.d. with union square b.i.d. motion to that effect made by supervisor safai and we'll take that without objection. we will take this item as amended to the full board without objection with positive recommendation. madame clerk, please read the next item. >> item five is a resolution declaring the intention of the board of supervisors to rename gilbert street to jeff adachi way. >> supervisor haney requested that the site and be continued. are there any members of the public who would like to testify on item number 5? >> good afternoon, jordan davis again. i didn't realize it would be continued but i just want to say that i was one of the many people who was upset and worried
about our future when jeff adachi past. and very supportive of this street renaming, but i want to say that this not one of those things that we can say one and done. we need to, as a safety, do better by our most vulnerable. we need to close juvenile hall and close 850 and reinvest in housing services and other life affirming programs that get to the root cause of transgressions we need to make sure that the public defender's office is adequately funded so our real-life -- real-life superheroes are not overworked and not paying -- not dying of heart attacks. street naming his are extremely powerful. once again i support this. if we don't do the work that transgender people are healthy, happy and free, it will not do justice to jeff's legacy. pass this and do better. >> next speaker.
>> i am going to speak now because i won't be able to come back when you next here this item. i have known and worked with jeff for many years. he supported me through the de-escalation training for the public defenders and the staff, which i did for over half his department. i really miss him, i am glad you're honoring him with this street name. i assume it will be approved unanimously, it will not be controversial, it will not be an issue, that department does amazing work. they save lives and thank you for honoring jeff. i'm sure his family will appreciate it. thank you, by. >> thank you, david. next speaker. >> committee members, senior disability action. i didn't know this is on the agenda, but i just want to go on the record as saying that jeff was good people, and jeff care deeply about the safety.
i was very moved by his work and their sincere concern for the people of san francisco. you can only just say nothing but good things about him and positive things about him as a man, as a human being, as a person who believes injustice, and also as an artist much appreciation to him and his memory. >> thank you, sorry. see no other members of the public on this item, is there a motion to continue this one week motion made. we will take that without objection. madame clerk, next item, please. >> item number 6 is a hearing to receive presentations on the affordable housing resources for seniors, including but not limited to the existing portfolio, future projects and analysis of present and future needs.
>> before i turn it over to president he, i'm cosponsoring this along with supervisor safai , fewer, and mar. as a supervisor representing the district that has the highest concentration of low-income seniors in the city, many of whom are being pushed out of long term rent-controlled housing and north beach, chinatown, telegraph hill and throughout the district, i'm looking forward to hearing from the departments today on the strategy for ensuring the city does its part to construct safe and stable housing for the more than 50% of seniors whose fixed incomes do not currently qualify them for the affordable housing. this november touch affordable housing bond appropriate lee prioritizes this unmet need to.
president has to go to the meeting at the -- of the bond at 4:00 p.m. so i will turn it over to him. thank you for calling this meeting. i have one announcement, come up and say, there is an interpreter who will simultaneously interpret into cantonese and during public comment, those who speak in cantonese will have twice as much time so the interpreter can translate. >> it is actually not a service provided that we usually do, is a volunteer for this item, so they are just borrowing our equipment. >> got it. >> president g.? >> thank you chair peskin. i will have some presentations before we take public comment, so if you want to rest your feet , for people who are already lined up, you may just want to
sit down and rest for a few minutes before we take public comments. i want to thank the committee, my colleagues, the mayor's office on housing and the department of aging and adult services for attending the hearing today on the city's effort regarding the affordable housing needs of our elders. as you may already know, we have been going through numerous discussions with the housing bond work groups regarding the most urgent affordable housing needs citywide. it is critical that we understand the facts about what is in the affordable housing pipeline, what is missing, and how this correlates with our city's population and the most urgent needs. to call for this hearing because i have personal experience trying to address assisted-living needs for our elders. my mother needed affordable
housing that would include support for her daily living activities. i was able to secure that housing for her in this city, and this was in 1985. when my aunt needed the same care 50 years later, i searched citywide and there was nothing available. anecdote at lee, i heard from many friends and associates who had the same problem. then i requested and received a report about the unmet needs of seniors, and the data shows the anecdotes were correct. assisted-living beds have been disappearing at the same time that our senior population has been increasing. at present, senior housing is only 12% of the city's pipeline for affordable housing, that is simply far too low relative to the growing need of the city's
seniors. a majority of them whom are on fixed incomes that cannot keep up with the rising housing costs according to the census bureau, seniors 60 years or older are 24 % of all persons in the city who are under the poverty line. this hearing's objective is to establish the problem. i have two departments that will have presentations, and i don't know who will be coming up first , stand up so i know. shereen mcfadden from the
department of aging and adult services. would you like to present? >> sure. good afternoon supervisors. i am going to start off and i apologize in advance, i just got that question early this morning , so i didn't have time to put together a full presentation for you, but i was asked to provide some demographic background about the senior population in san francisco, and then to talk a little bit about some of the programs that we have to serve this population. according to the american community survey of 20165 year estimate, there were 172,450 seniors aged 60 and older in san francisco. about 24,000 of those, or about 14% had income at or below the poverty threshold, which is the federal poverty threshold. the projected senior population in the city over the next five years is, we are projecting at
about three% per year over the next ten years. we continue to see the population grow and to be expected to be close to 30% in 2030. i was asked to talk about the unique needs of seniors with respect to how, and in addition to meeting housing, other things , so there's often challenges of maintaining housing stability you are on a fixed income, when you have social security or s.s.i., the consideration of issues related to accessibility and the need for home modifications, as, you know, a lot of older adults are living with disability, so sometimes they need their houses to be outfitted to really make sure that they can get in and out, have accessibility that they need to, and that they are safe. there's also functional impairment and personal care needs, as you probably know,
in-home supportive services is by far the largest program that we run at the department of aging and adult services. we serve about 25,000 people in that program annually, it is just a critical program to help keep people in their homes. people are also at risk of social isolation, and at a higher risk of abuse with self neglect which leads to destabilization of housing. the median income for seniors taste waste on census data, the median income for a single senior household is $21,900, this includes both homeowners and renters. approximately half of senior households in san francisco are renters, another 25 are homeowners in the process of paying off a mortgage, and 27 owned their homes outright.
about 50 7% of senior households who are renters are considered rent burdens, even, though they% -- they pay more of their income to housing costs. the -- essentially the percentage of the homeless population that is comprised of seniors is about 30 to%, and that is on the 2017 -- that is about 32% and that is on the 2017 homeless count. homeless seniors are at risk for many more things, most of them that i already mentioned, risk of abuse, et cetera, certainly people who we know, who are even 50 years old, exhibit symptoms of being much older because living on the street is so hard. we don't have a lot of research out of our department on the effects of older people living on the streets or numbers about
who are homeless. we don't track that as well. our focus really is on preventing homelessness in the first place, so we worked really closely, as i mentioned earlier, our biggest program certainly is really critical to helping people stay safely at home. we have also started providing some other programs, though, one of which is housing subsidies, and so we have a couple different housing subsidy programs, one that is long-term housing subsidy, one is shorter-term, and we do this in cooperation with the mayor's office of community development, and they will talk about their own programs a little bit later, but that is something where we have really seen -- i guess it has been really helpful to keep people stay-at-home. it is a very expensive program, but it is a lot better than having people be homeless, so while it is limited, it has been very effective. we also have the community living fund, which helps people with intensive case management, and also can help them sometimes to get into assisted-living.
president yee, you mentioned the importance of that, and that program can really help with that, or can help people stay-at-home in their community with the added supports that they need, including nutrition services and in-home supportive case services management and all of that. and we've really been reaching out to the mayor's office of community -- housing and community development to partner better and make sure we are really coming up with good policy guidelines and policy recommendations for the city, and that work is being done through a long-term care coordinating council. we're doing a lot of work around that. we just released a report on assisted-living facilities in san francisco. we'll be talking with the long-term care council with the mayor's office about which of those recommendations might actually take hold in san francisco. our role is to prevent homelessness in the first place,
we are willing to be involved in any other conversations within partnership with the other departments that really focus more on housing. if you have any questions beyond the ones that you sent to me, president yee, i'd be happy to answer anything. >> okay. why don't we wait to finish all the presentations and then we will see if we have questions. thank you for putting your comments together on such short notice. >> thank you. >> okay. next up is amy chan who is from the mayor's office of housing. >> we have a powerpoint presentation. good afternoon, chair peskin, supervisor haney and board president he, my name is amy chan from the mayor's office of housing and community development and i am joined by her deputy director of housing, john adams. first of all, a little overview of our office's mission, which is to support san franciscans with affordable housing opportunities, and essential
services to build strong communities. we described that in four priorities, which is to create 100% affordable housing, mixed-income housing to transform communities and to provide affordable homeownership opportunities to preserve existing public housing, and existing affordable housing, to protect vulnerable residents and their communities, and to empower communities and neighborhoods and people seeking housing. first, i want to start off by providing a little bit of context for our office's work around senior housing. we recognize that the demographic of this population is growing, as director mcfadden has described, particularly in the homeless population, i think 30% of more -- or more of the population is at age 50 or above we know this is a challenge. unfortunately, our office has relied for many decades on federal subsidy through the programs to provide both capital and operating subsidies to serve
seniors, h.u.d. has, for the last few years, not provided new funding for this program. unfortunately, we have not had federal support for building more senior housing, we have largely been funded just through the city. related to that related challenge in providing affordable housing, especially for extremely low income senior households is this lack of rental subsidy. i want to say, despite these challenges, our office is still very much committed to serving this population, to expanding our pipeline, and as director mcfadden had said before, working closely with programs for the long-term care coordinating council and identifying ways we can work together better. so who is -- within the portfolio affordable housing, how much of that housing is serving seniors? we have housing, 100% affordable
housing that is specifically set aside for senior households, and that is comprised of 50 buildings with a little over 5500 units just set aside for seniors. this represents about a quarter of our portfolio of 20,000 units of affordable housing. within this 5500 units, about 1,000 or so units actually can have h.u.d. subsidies so that we are -- so we are able to serve extremely low income seniors at the 20% a.m.i. threshold or below. 349 units of these portfolios a set aside for formerly homeless seniors, up to 30% a.m.i., and then we also have over 2100 public housing public housing units that are set aside for senior and/or disabled residents that typically also serve extremely low income households.
this map shows you where our projects are located, our senior projects are in the city. you will see that they are spread out through the city with some concentration in district five and six. these sites are seniors at a minimum at 55 touch at 62 years old and above, and typically the affordability levels range from 20 top to 80% a.m.i. there were also a number of sights that are funded solely through h.u.d. that don't have local city dollars. these will be an additional 27 sites with over 2700 units through the following h.u.d. programs, and they serve seniors because they provide rental subsidies, they serve seniors at 20% a.m.i. or below. in terms of the public housing that i referred to below before, we have 29 sites that have been
rehabilitated or will be soon finished with rehabilitation through the r.a.d. program. these are set aside for seniors and disabled residents and therefore residents who are 30% a.m.i. or below, and we have done this work through collaborating with our nonprofit development partners. if you look at the entire mocd portfolio, we serve seniors and all of our affordable housing. seniors are qualified to apply for affordable housing, not just in the units that are set aside for them specifically, but for the general public as well. so just based on a snapshot of annual reporting from our developers and owners and operators in 2017, we actually served almost 10,000 units of our portfolio that has a senior households in our portfolio. so that represents 45% of the
portfolio. we are serving seniors more broadly within all of our 100% affordable housing, and i think something to note is that when we are providing affordable housing for low and moderate income people, they are aging in place in that housing, so the amount of housing that we are providing for folks will eventually serve seniors as they age in place. in terms of our pipeline, here is a map of the projects that are in our pipeline that have set-asides for seniors. these are nine sites was 778 units set aside for seniors. they are located in various parts of this city, as you will see mostly on the east side, and they mostly our new construction , 100% affordable housing, and then also on a small site in district one, which was an s.r.o. building serving seniors. and then finally, we recognize the importance of not just
building affordable housing for seniors, but really providing the important services that they need to continue to be housed, and our service connector model includes providing on-site mac services for seniors within the building, connecting them to intensive case management and behavioral health services, for formerly homeless seniors, and really connecting them to broader neighborhood services. we recognize the housing also must be complemented with important services for the seniors. with that, that concludes my presentation, and we are happy to take any questions. >> just a quick question, any. in regards to the 2015 bond measure, prop a, that $310 million, do you know how many units from that bond measure was dedicated to affordable housing for seniors?
>> from the 2015 bond, we funded two projects that were specifically set aside for seniors, that's 1296 shotwell and there were 94 units in that site. that project is still in our pipeline, and then we also funded find it 735 davis, which has 53 units, and davis specifically has 15 units that are set aside for formerly homeless seniors, at the 30% a.m.i. level. >> so in order to qualify at the 30% a.m.i. level, do you have to be designated as homeless before you qualify? >> that is correct. >> so if somebody were just addicted, for instance, because their rent -- they were just evicted because the rent went up
, they wouldn't qualify? if they were at the 30%? >> that is correct. the formerly homeless units are set aside for households that are getting referred to us through h.s.h. all the other units at the 50% a.m.i. level of the 60% a.m.i. level are obviously not serving the extremely low income households that you are referring to. for a household that is just getting evicted, you know, the challenge, as we mentioned before, is the lack of rental subsidy that is tied to that unit, for us to be able to serve the extremely low income households at the 30% a.m.i. level. >> well, this is certainly not directed at you personally, but this seems to be a fundamental problem here. you are basically -- we know from reading an article a few
weeks ago that many of the first time homeless individuals are seniors to the tune of 50% at this point, and basically we are saying to seniors at fixed income, by the way, i know you'll be losing your housing, but you'll be homeless for a little while before we even help you, as a safety, i think that is the wrong approach. it cost so much more to even bring people back in to being how list, it is not the housing itself, but also just the services and reaching out to them, and finding a way to help them. i think we need to change that. if people are losing their housing, we need to help them at that point, and we need to allow
for those individuals to actually apply, and we need to really look, as a city, whether we try to get the evaporated federal funding, or nonexistent state funding, that if we can't find it, we need to do it locally, because at the end of the day, as you know, what's his name -- the homeless person? he would tell you how much it costs to service a homeless individual, and in a way, when you look at it from that point of view, you're almost better off, you know, in terms of economics, to help people before they get to be homeless. again, that is probably not a question. >> yeah. i think we agree with that. we absolutely agree with that. we also focus on preservation as part of our work, and in the
pipeline, i mentioned we do have a small site that is specifically serving seniors, and so for us, we do agree that we should proactively do the work to keep existing senior households housed, and not be, you know, basically reacting to folks once they are becoming homeless, and then we need to, you know, get them to the coordinated entry system, which prioritizes folks based on how long folks have been homeless, and so we do agree that we do need to take a very proactive approach. >> i appreciate that comment. i can see that there's going to be some public comments, and i am time limited at this hearing, so i have other questions, but i also want to hear the public comments, but right now, supervisor haney wants to ask a question. >> yes, thank you.
i also -- thank you for this presentation and for this hearing. it is an external really important issue. the preservation side of this and a small sites, how does that fit into it, and his any of that targeted by supporting seniors specifically, into than also, there was some mention of a subsidy program that we operate. what is that, and how many people does it serve? i don't see it in here. i see the h.u.d. funded ones. >> in terms of the small sights program, there isn't specifically a call out in the program for specific categories or demographics of people. the program prioritizes sites where there are residents at risk of displacement, so often times where there is an active ellis -- eviction or a risk of conversion to market, our nonprofit affordable housing developers who are doing this work in the communities are
bringing sites to us, so we are prioritizing sites based on need , and the site that i mentioned before also happened to be in a situation where they potentially could have been losing their affordability, so that is an example of a case that we would want to continue to prioritize, and then in terms of the rental subsidy, i believe we work with the programs to provide rental subsidies to individuals who are seniors, and i don't have the numbers in terms of how many folks that we are serving. i think about -- i will ask director mcfadden to provide data on the numbers of folks that we are serving, but that is funding them. >> do you have that data? >> it sounds like 275. >> the department of aging and adult services, we have 275
ongoing subsidies in two different programs to keep people housed. >> right. >> thank you. i know there will be public comment. i also just wanted to appreciate president he, your work to make sure that this is prioritize as part of the bond. i wanted to add my support for that as well. thank you. >> thank you. so what i would like to do is, you know, we are just scratching the surface of the needs, and right now we are talking about independent living for the most part, and one of the things that we have spoken in different situations about is this whole other category of need, which is assisted-living, housing, making sure that we can reverse the residential care facilities for elderly. as you know, the pattern for
those facilities have been -- we are losing a lot of those beds. when we actually need more beds, so that is sort of a subcategory of this whole discussion, and i wish we had more time to get into it, because i think that needs to be addressed as much as this affordable housing for seniors living independently. so right now what i like to do -- thank you for your presentations, right now i would like to call a bunch of cards here. i will call you in the order that i received it. [calling names]
>> on up, line up. [calling names] >> okay. come on up. if your name is called and you're standing in line, just come on up. >> hello, supervisors. my name is karen, i am on the board charge of senior and disability action sta and haight-ashbury neighborhood council. i am not here today speaking on behalf of myself. thanks to my parents, my housing is secure, but this is a very important issue to me. as an msw and in lcsw, i worked
at a number of nonprofits serving seniors in san francisco for over 40 years. still, my s.s.a., my social security is just under 24 -- $20,000 a year. as you know, the nonprofit community is a way for the city to save money and provide services, so they are low-paying agencies, but they are providing wonderful services. i attended what is called choo-choo, council of community housing organization. i attended their meetings for a number of years. this group is populated, for the most part, by nonprofit housing developers. i thought i sat amidst low income housing providers. imagine my shock and surprise to learn recently that i only received income of about one half to two thirds of the income required to apply for one of their units