New Affordable Senior Housing at 5600 Third

The BMA has been hard at work recently preparing for the 2010 Bayview Merchant Retreat next Monday, September 27th,  but there have been a number of important pieces of information that have passed our desk that we are taking some time today to blog about.

The first is the opportunity to own one of 116 new, affordable apartments on Third Street in a beautiful new apartment complex built by non-profit developer, BRIDGE Housing Corporation.  Details from the promotional flier:

San Francisco Redevelopment Agency Certificate of Preference Holders from Hunter’s Point and Western Addition receive first priority on renting of these units. Certificate of Preference holders are primarily households displaced by Agency action in Redevelopment Project Areas during the 1960’s and 1970’s, but may also include other persons displaced by Agency action.  San Francisco Redevelopment Agency Certificate of Preference Hotline: 415-749-2432.

Applications are accepted until Friday, October 1st, 2010 at 4:00 p.m.

To receive an application, stop by 5600 Third’s leasing office at 5600 3rd Street in San Francisco or call the number below to have an application mailed to you.

CONTACT
Leasing Phone: (415) 822-1260
Leasing Office: 5600 Third Street, San Francisco CA 94124
Office Hours: M-F, 9am to 4pm

BMA August Meeting Minutes

For your reading pleasure.

BMA August Meeting Recap

Thanks to all that came out to last night’s BMA meeting at Taqueria La Laguna on Third and Fairfax.  Despite the extreme heat (yesterday’s high was a whopping 99 degrees!) and the low  attendance (low being a relative term, as we usually have  upwards of 30 attendees) due to summer vacation and a District 10 Supervisor candidates’ “Meet & Greet” a few blocks away, there was a wealth of information at the meeting of concern to Bayview merchants and residents alike. And thanks to BMA Secretary ShaMauda Bishop’s videotaping of the meeting, the BMA is able to share this information with everyone who wasn’t able to make it.

The meeting began with a brief report from the SFPD Bayview Station, followed by an introduction and subsequent debate on Proposition G, a Proposition on the November ballot that would change the work rules and pay structure of MUNI drivers and operators. District 7 Supervisor Sean Elsbernd, author and sponsor of the proposition, and Rafael Cabrera, interim President of the San Francisco Transit Workers’ Union, discussed the merits of the Proposition:

This conversation was followed by another MUNI-related issue: fare evasion “stings” conducted by the SFPD and SFMTA to set an example for folks who do not pay their MUNI fares and to help generate revenue for the cash-strapped agency.  Critics attest that these “stings” are being disproportionately targeted at low-income communities of color.  Here is the second half of the Proposition G debate followed by SFPD Deputy Chief of the MUNI Response Team speaking to the Bayview merchants about the recent uptick in these “stings” that have resulted in several fines and even some arrests:

The remainder of the meeting was dedicated to a couple of presentations and announcements, including a presentation on the Southeast Food Access (SEFA) Working Group’s efforts to improve safe & healthy food access in the Bayview and a presentation on the available affordable apartments for sale at 4800 Third Street at Oakdale in the heart of the Bayview.  For more information on this meeting, please see the meeting’s minutes or the Bayview Merchants’ Association’s Youtube channel, where the rest of the meeting’s footage is posted.

Affordable Senior Housing Units Now Available at 5545 Third Street

For seniors interested in locating or relocating to a one-bedroom, affordable apartment close to retail and public transit in the Bayview, Geraldine Johnson Manor at Third Street and Yosemite Avenue has some pretty attractive units at some very affordable prices.  See the flier below for more details and call (415) 822-9501 with any further questions regarding the properties.