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  • Church Revival: Building Remade as Seniors Housing

    SAN FRANCISCO - Buena Vista Terrace accomplishes two important goals—preserving a historic church building and creating 40 affordable apartments for seniors in one of the nation’s most expensive housing markets.

  • Refuge in the Tenderloin

    SAN FRANCISCO - The Salvation Army has built a major housing and community center in the heart of one of the city’s most troubled neighborhoods.

  • From Freeway to Seniors Housing

    SAN FRANCISCO - Parkview Terraces sits like a glass jewel on an unlikely corner of the city. One of San Francisco’s newest affordable housing developments, it is built on land that used to be filled by a longtime freeway on-ramp.

  • Q & A with NIMBY Expert Debra Stein

    Developers spend too much time and resources trying to placate their anti-housing opponents rather than mobilizing pro-housing supporters, according to Debra Stein, president of GCA Strategies, a San Francisco-based public affairs firm specializing in controversial land-use projects across the...

  • Energy Savings

    Three lighting retrofits provide substantial paybacks.

  • LISC Writes the Book on Green

    SAN FRANCISCO -- The homeowners at Unity Homes here aren't experts in green building, but they're still in charge of a renovation that is making their community of aging government-subsidized co-op apartments a healthier, more energy-efficient place to live.

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  • Living on Holy Ground

    SAN FRANCISCO -- It was while riding a city bus that Linda Jennings first noticed a beautiful converted church.

  • AHF Announces 2008 Readers’ Choice Winners

    Affordable Housing Finance is pleased to announce the winners of its 2008 Readers’ Choice Awards for the Nation’s Top Affordable Housing Developments.

  • HUD Chief Talks Foreclosures

    San Francisco—More than 2 million foreclosures are expected this year, said Steve Preston, secretary of the Department of Housing and Urban Development, at the Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA) annual convention in San Francisco.