Coming Home

The 990 Pacific Relocation Story

Public housing residents from 990 Pacific were relocated to units throughout the San Francisco Bay Area during a year long renovation process under the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) program called Rental Assistance Demonstration (RAD). The Coming Home 990 Pacific Relocation story documents the lives of eight seniors and people with disabilities as they move to temporary units and return home to the Chinatown community.

Full story coming soon in summer 2018.

Why is this program needed?

After decades of dilapidation and lack of government funding these buildings were in desperate need of restoration. In order to preserve public housing the City of San Francisco in partnership with HUD decided to transfer ownership of approximately 3,500 units in 29 buildings – worth $2 billion in real estate – to local nonprofit housing developers under SF-RAD, so that they could access affordable housing financing desperately needed to perform urgent repairs and create a financially stable future for these homes. San Francisco’s public housing is undergoing a once-in-a-lifetime conversion. Nine ninety Pacific is one of the buildings which has been rehabilitated with updated units and supportive management by Chinatown Community Development Center.