HOPE SF is the nation’s first large-scale public housing transformation project aimed at deconcentrating poverty, reducing social isolation and creating vibrant, mixed-income communities without displacing residents. More than 5,000 residents living in four public housing complexes in the southeast region of San Francisco are moving from run-down, barracks-style housing built in the 1950s into newly designed units on the same sites. Rather than displacing families, HOPE SF is a resident-driven project uniquely committed to keeping all of its tenants housed throughout the development process. Beyond housing, HOPE SF is building safe neighborhoods, high-achieving schools, living-wage jobs, onsite wellness centers and youth leadership.
The Partnership for HOPE SF is led by three organizations: the San Francisco Foundation (where it is housed), Enterprise Community Partners and the City of San Francisco. The partnership brings together public, private, nonprofit and philanthropic leaders, leveraging the skills and resources of each sector to ensure that HOPE SF communities are places of opportunity for all
Members of The HOPE SF Partnership participated in a series of strategic planning retreats culminating in a 2-year strategic planning action plan. The process was designed and facilitated by our consultants. The retreat convened partnership members who would participate in formal and informal activities intended to: (a) strengthen teams (b) promote cross functional relationships (c) integrate new staff members (d) develop a two year strategic plan, offer opportunity and space for participant concerns and ideas to be heard.