Mayor London Breed Announces Opening of 160 Units of Permanent Supportive Housing at 1321 Mission
Opening of new units builds on Mayor Breed’s historic Homelessness Recovery Plan
San Francisco, CA — Mayor London N. Breed today joined community leaders to celebrate the opening of 160 units of Permanent Supportive Housing (PSH) at 1321 Mission Street. Formerly known as the Panoramic, the site consists of 40 multi-bedroom units for families and 120 units for adults with histories of homelessness. Today’s announcement comes following the City’s announcement of a 15% reduction in unsheltered homelessness and a 3.5% reduction in overall homelessness in the 2022 Point in Time (PIT) Count.
Delivering Innovation in Supportive Housing (DISH) was selected through a competitive process to operate the site, and Compass Family Services and UCSF Citywide Case Management will provide the on-site social services to the families and adults living in the building.
“It is investments like this one in permanent housing that have allowed us to move so many people experiencing homelessness off the streets and into shelter,” said Mayor Breed. “We know we still have a lot of work to do to get to where we want to be, but the opening of 1321 Mission helps move us in the right direction. Permanent supportive housing is an essential part of our long-term solutions to getting our unhoused families and individuals the resources they so desperately need. I want to thank our city partners and Governor Newsom for their support in helping to make this project a reality.”
The new units at 1321 Mission are part of Mayor Breed’s historic Homelessness Recovery Plan, announced in July 2020, which calls for the largest expansion of PSH in 20 years. Since July 2020, the Department of Homelessness and Supportive Housing (HSH) has added 1,490 new PSH units and has an additional 1,054 units in the City’s pipeline, putting the City on pace to reach 170% of Mayor Breed’s goal to acquire or lease 1,500 PSH units by the end of Fiscal Year 2021-22.
“This new PSH building is a great example of advancing Mayor Breed’s Homelessness Recovery Plan,” said Shireen McSpadden, Director of the Department of Homelessness and Supportive Housing. “This beautiful building will add 160 new homes for people struggling to exit homelessness and reflect the mayor’s emphasis on providing housing with safety, dignity and privacy in mind.”
“The Panoramic is San Francisco’s greatest new example of meeting our housing affordability goals while providing hope and dignity to so many families,” said District 6 Supervisor Matt Dorsey. “I know firsthand the positive impact on our vulnerable and at-risk populations when City leaders work with our communities to meet people where they are, and provide them with the resources they need to thrive.”
The Mayor’s Office and HSH proposed to purchase this property in the fall of 2021, which was approved by the Board of Supervisors and executed by Mayor Breed on October 22, 2021. The City was then awarded a Homekey Grant from the State of California for the site in December 2021. 1321 Mission was the first building with multi-bedroom units the City acquired accommodating families with children.
“At Delivering Innovation in Supportive Housing, we are thrilled for the opportunity to provide a beautiful, dignified home along with HSH and our service partners from UCSF and Compass Family Services. Our unhoused neighbors deserve high-quality permanent supportive housing as the foundation for building a safe, vibrant, and joyful community,” said Lauren Hall, Executive Director, Delivering Innovation in Supportive Housing.
“We are thrilled to continue our work in permanent supportive housing at 1321 Mission and to be a part of this innovative collaboration with our new partners, DISH and Compass Family Services,” said Alison Murphy, LCSW Program Director of Citywide Supportive Housing Programs of UCSF’s Citywide Case Management, which provides comprehensive behavioral health services to people experiencing serious mental illness and substance misuse. “As with our other programs, our clinical services will be on-site, and we will work alongside our partners to support residents in maintaining their housing and achieving their goals. We are excited to get to work providing a stable and supportive community for residents of 1321 Mission and to continue to be a part of the solution to homelessness in the City. A special thank you to the San Francisco Department of Homelessness and Supportive Housing for selecting UCSF Citywide as key partners and to all who are supporting this project.”
“The beauty of 1321 Mission is not only that it’s a new home in the heart of the City for more than 200 people leaving homelessness permanently behind. It’s also a beautiful, modern space, where anyone who walks through the door with a key in their hand will know that they matter to their city and community,” said Mary Kate Bacalao, Director of External Affairs and Policy for Compass Family Services. “That is a strong foundation for people to build stability, raise their children, and grow in the direction of their dreams. All of us at Compass Family Services are so thrilled to be supporting the families, our new neighbors, in this new chapter of their lives.”
San Francisco provides shelter and housing to over 14,000 homeless and formerly homeless people across the community every night. To date, the City has been awarded $139.07 million in state Homekey funding for new PSH, including; $76.89 million for the acquisition of the Diva and Granada Hotels, $54.7 million for the building at 1321 Mission Street, and $7.48 million for the Eula Hotel.