Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi released the following statement today after 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, a community of 256 units of multi-family public housing in San Francisco. 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:
"Today, 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.
"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.
"It is a source of pride for all San Franciscans that the federal government has placed this down payment on this new development. I was proud to advocate for this project alongside Senators Barbara Boxer and Dianne Feinstein, and commend Mayor Ed Lee, city housing officials, HUD representatives, and our community partners for securing this grant. We look forward to working together to ensure the success of this effort in the future."