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Coming Home: The 990 Pacific Relocation Story

San Francisco Chinatown Affordable Housing Residents Return to Newly Refurbished Units


San Francisco, CA

Coming Home: The 990 Pacific Relocation Story shares how Chinatown Community Development Center (CCDC) transitioned a San Francisco Chinatown building from government to community control, saving the homes of 100 seniors and adults with disabilities as part of the Rental Assistance Demonstration (RAD) program. Photo/video storyteller Emma Marie Chiang created an exhibit in the building’s community room as well as a multimedia website that combines photos, videos, and text to document and share the stories of 990 Pacific Avenue residents as they transition from temporary units and return home to newly refurbished units and the San Francisco Chinatown community. The work documents the impact of San Francisco’s public private partnership model, making use of RAD funds from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), to transfer management and operations of San Francisco’s public housing from city agencies to community nonprofits with proven experience working in their local neighborhoods.