Affordable Housing Bills Signed at Hunters View

Date Posted: 10.10.2017

California governor Jerry Brown was in San Francisco on Friday, September 28th to sign into law 15 housing bills at the Hunters View public housing redevelopment, a Mithun project. The bills address funding for subsidized affordable housing, streamlining the approval process and enforcing local laws to ensure they meet affordable housing mandates.

“These new laws will help cut red tape and encourage more affordable housing, including shelter for the growing number of homeless in California,” Brown said in a statement. Governor Brown acknowledged the legislation just begins to address the state’s housing shortage.

Jack Gardner, President and CEO of The John Stewart Company, the developer of Hunters View stated, “These new funds will replenish the state’s proven affordable housing programs and jump-start many, many projects that are ready to get started and will make a real impact; at the same time, the regulatory changes will help get shovels in the ground and reduce the time and expense of providing critically-needed affordable housing for struggling California families.”

Additional information about local housing challenges and this package of bills is available via San Francisco Housing Action Coalition.

About Hunters View
Mithun completed the Hunters View Master Plan, and also designed Block 4 of the redeveloped community. The project transformed an isolated and dangerous public housing site into a walkable and safe new community.

Mithun’s urban design at Hunters View has been recognized with a Charter Award from the Congress for the New Urbanism. The master plan tripled the previous density in a mixed-income neighborhood. It reorganizes city streets to connect with the surrounding blocks and takes advantage of the neighborhood’s hilltop location, offering public housing residents splendid views of the cityscape and the Bay. A new public park is situated in front of a large community room, and each block has a semi-private interior courtyard for children to play in a secure and supervised environment.