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Why Developing
1. Why is Mercy Housing developing this site?
The San Francisco Mayor’s Office of Housing and Community Development (MOHCD) has identified the Laguna Honda campus as a location for a new senior housing and assisted living community. MOHCD selected Mercy Housing California (MHC) as its development partner through a competitive Request for Qualifications (RFQ) process. MHC is a nonprofit organization whose mission includes the development of affordable housing for seniors on fixed incomes. Since 1981, MHC has developed 23 senior properties throughout San Francisco
2. Where will the new construction be located on the Laguna Honda campus?

The location of new construction will be on a vacant parcel just west of the entrance to the new hospital building. The site is vacant and currently used as a temporary service yard. Please refer to the Home page to view the site in the aerial image of Laguna Honda and the surrounding neighborhoods.

3. When will initial conceptual plans be available?

All design work is on pause until the hospital has been re-certified by the federal Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services. Please, check back at this web site for updates.

​How will feedback from the community be considered? 

Mercy Housing and City department partners will continue to incorporate the local community into the development process through a variety of means, including input from neighbors, neighborhood associations, and local leaders, as well as written and electronic communications. Community members can share suggestions, concerns, and questions using the Contact link. 

5. How can I stay informed about the progress of Laguna Honda Senior?

Check the Updates page on this website for information on upcoming opportunities to learn more about the development and to share your thoughts and insights.

6. Who will live in this new community?

The new development is intended to serve both independent seniors and seniors who need a higher level of care.  Households with incomes below 50% of the Area Median Income, or AMI, ($46,650 for a single-person household in 2021) will be eligible, and many of the apartments will be rented to very low-income households with fixed incomes.  Applicant preferences approved by the City and County of San Francisco will apply as allowed by other funders. Apartments will be marketed through

7. When will construction begin?

Construction will begin no earlier than the third quarter of 2025.

8. Who is the Architect?

Mercy Housing has selected the local, award-winning firm of Herman Coliver Locus Architecture (HCLA) to design the master plan of the new supportive senior housing. Visit their website to learn more:
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