San Cristina San Francisco, CA
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    HIT Investment

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    Total Development Cost

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    Tax revenue generated

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    Total economic benefit

“The AFL-CIO Housing Investment Trust and San Francisco’s building trades are key allies in our mission to house the city’s unsheltered population. We are making meaningful progress by increasing the permanent supportive housing stock through major investments like this one by the HIT.” —Rick Aubry, CEO, HomeRise


The AFL-CIO Housing Investment Trust (HIT) is helping to finance the $49.3 million rehabilitation of San Cristina, an affordable housing development located in San Francisco, California. Originally constructed as a commercial office building in 1913, San Cristina has been a prominent permanent supportive housing community within the Tenderloin neighborhood since its conversion to affordable housing in 1991. The four story, 58 unit, single room occupancy apartment building will undergo a substantial rehabilitation that prioritizes improvements to the quality of life of the existing tenants, energy efficiency upgrades, and enhancements to the staff’s onsite operating offices. The ground floor will contain a small community conference room, with a computer area, a media center, and a learning kitchen.


The HIT has committed $17.5 million in construction debt financing to the transaction San Cristina is the 3rd project to be a part of the HIT’s Bay Area Initiative.


In addition to creating the union construction jobs and economic benefits shown above, the rehabilitation of this property will provide energy efficiency upgrades that include new roof insulation, a new domestic hot water and plumbing system, added window film on existing windows, and a new HVAC system.  With rental rates set at or between 20% and 50% of the area median income and a rental income subsidy provided by a HUD Section 8 HAP contract, the preservation of San Cristina as extremely low income affordable housing is critical to addressing the homelessness crisis within the City.

*Job and economic impact figures are estimates calculated using IMPLAN, an input-output model, based on HIT project data. Data is since inception, current as of September 30, 2022. Economic impact data is in 2022 dollars and all other figures are nominal.

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