1491 Sunnydale Ave, San Francisco, California 94134

The ​​​Sunnydale HOPE SF Master Plan calls for 785 units of replacement housing plus an additional 900 units of tax-credit affordable and market rate apartments located on the 50-acre site of San Francisco's largest public housing project, currently home to more than 1,700 ethnically diverse residents. Additional plans call for a new community center, new parks, a community garden, farmers' market and neighborhood serving retail. To develop the Master Plan for a new mixed-income development, Mercy Housing California and Related California conducted a comprehensive community planning process that included residents and community stakeholders.

Phase one will consist of a 55-unit development for low- and very low-income families with studios, one-, two- and three-bedroom apartments. Common area amenities will include a community room, podium-level courtyard, management office, laundry rooms, on-site parking and bicycle storage for 55 bicycles. Completion of phase one is slated for fall 2019.

This area is still under construction but roughly 30% of the current Sunnydale residents have transitions to the newly renovated units.


Unit (Bd/Ba) Ft2 Rent
Studio (Studio/1) 426-474 Call for Price
One Bedroom (1/1) 512-556 Call for Price
Two Bedroom (2/1) 756-759 Call for Price
Three Bedroom (3/1) 1087-1115 Call for Price

Sunnydale Details

  • 700 studio, 1, 2 and 3 bedroom units.
  • Public Housing
  • Low-Income Housing Tax Credit (LIHTC)

Property Amenities

  • Community Room
  • On-Site Manager
  • Laundry Room
  • Bicycle Storage
  • Courtyard

Office Hours

Day Hours
Monday 8:30am-5:00pm
Tuesday 8:30am-5:00pm
Wednesday 8:30am-5:00pm
Thursday 8:30am-5:00pm
Friday 8:30am-5:00pm

Public Housing

Since this property is owned and managed by a Public Housing Authority, all of the rents at this property are based on tenant incomes. Tenants will make a monthly contribution toward rent equal to 30% of their adjusted income. A housing authority may establish a minimum rent of up to $50.

Low-Income Housing Tax Credit (LIHTC)

Since this property has received funding in part through the Low Income Housing Tax Credit (LIHTC) program, a certain number of units are set aside for lower income households. Households must earn either less than 50% or 60% of the area median income (depending on the set-aside option chosen by the property owner) to qualify for these units. Rents in these units are capped at a maximum of 30% of the set-aside area median income (adjusted for unit size). Some rental units in this property may not be subject to LIHTC and therefore have higher rents and no maximum household income requirement.

San Francisco HUD Rental Assistance Income Qualifications

Generally, households earning up to the income limit in the table below for their household size are eligible for units participating in a HUD rental assistance program in San Francisco but actual income limits may differ for units at Sunnydale.

AMI Band 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
30% $39,150 $44,750 $50,350 $55,900 $60,400 $64,850 $69,350 $73,800
50% $65,250 $74,600 $83,900 $93,200 $100,700 $108,150 $115,600 $123,050
80% $104,400 $119,300 $134,200 $149,100 $161,050 $173,000 $184,900 $196,850

Sunnydale is managed by Related Companies.

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