Today, the Department of Housing and Urban Development announced a $30.5 million Choice Neighborhoods grant to revitalize, redevelop, and expand the Alice Griffith Housing Development in Hunters Point. The project is part of the larger Candlestick Point-Hunters Point Redevelopment Project, integrating it alongside new mixed-income residential units, office and retail space, more than 300 acres of parks and open space, and creating thousands of jobs for the area.
I was proud to support this project alongside Senators Barbara Boxer and Dianne Feinstein, and commend Mayor Ed Lee, city housing officials, HUD representatives, and community partners for securing this grant. This project reflects the key goals of the Choice Neighborhoods initiative: to build sustainable, mixed-income communities with affordable rental and below-market homes alongside market-rate houses; to connect local households to services and schools, public space and parks, transit and jobs. And it upholds the principle of one-for-one replacement, ensuring no loss of public housing units.
With this announcement, San Francisco has secured more than an investment in new housing; our city has begun to transform a neighborhood, revitalize a community, strengthen our economy, and provide a fresh start for the families of Alice Griffith.