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Marcus Garvey

Affordable Housing
Contact Information
The Numbers
Units 211
Square Footage
4.78 acres
Completion
2011

​​​​​​In 2009, Related California led a three-year major renovation of this 211-unit affordable community—originally built in the late 1960's and one of the first developments of its kind—providing low-income residents with an ownership stake by building equity over time. By late 2008, the physical property had declined so much that HUD nearly rescinded its Section 8 status and threatened to foreclose on the property. Related California formed a partnership with a number of entities, including the San Francisco Redevelopment Agency and the development's seven member co-op board, to finance and renovate all units including introducing new security measures, a new community center, two new playgrounds, a new park and laundry facilities.

Design & Construction
Construction Company
​Portrait Construction
Management Company
The John Stewart Company
Market status
Fully Leased
Architects
​Gelfand Partners Architects​
Awards
Best Renovated or Restored Residential Project – Marcus Garvey, PCBC Gold Nugget Awards
Editor's Choice Award – MLK/Marcus Garvey Cooperative, Multifamily Executive Magazine
Best Rehab or Renovation – MLK/Marcus Garvey Cooperative, San Francisco Business Times
Best Renovation – MLK/Marcus Garvey Cooperative, Multi-Housing News Awards