This six-story modular building is a prototype of a new financing structure and approach to speed the production of permanent supportive housing. Tahanan offers 145 furnished studios for individuals affected by homelessness, supported by extensive resources and a flexible community-oriented ground floor that opens widely to a sunny mural-lined courtyard.
This affordable mid-rise is located on the border between a low-rise residential neighborhood and a planned high-density TOD at the Coliseum BART station. Part of ILFI’s Living Building Challenge Affordable Housing Pilot, the all-electric, zero-energy-ready building combines simple massing and solar orientation as the basis for ambitious energy-consumption-reduction goals.
Long-awaited affordable housing in San Francisco’s Mission District, La Fénix at 1950 was built to help Mission residents gain stability in their neighborhood. The building offers 157 homes—including 30 homes reserved for formerly unhoused families—supported by extensive services and community spaces.
Williams Terrace is the first dedicated housing for low-income seniors in downtown Charleston, designed to support independent living and aging in place. Inspired by the local single-house typology, the building features broad social porches ringing a central court.
At its time, Five88 (pronounced “five-eight-eight”) was the largest new 100% affordable housing development to open in San Francisco in a decade. The building acts as a gateway to the developing area and provides 200 affordable, transit-oriented homes to help working families stay in the city.
An all-electric building, Edwina Benner Plaza is among the first affordable housing projects in the nation to have zero operating emissions. The new community offers supportive housing for 66 formerly homeless and low-income families in housing-crunched Silicon Valley.
This building provides 91 homes for low-income seniors—including 32 reserved for formerly unhoused, special needs seniors—just one block from the renovated Lake Merritt waterfront, shops, transit, and services.