Online presentation today – Tackling homelessness through innovative development

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California Construction News staff writer

“Tackling Homelessness Through Innovative Modular Construction, Design, and Service Program Convergence in Permanent Supportive Housing Development”, an hour-long presentation hosted by SV@ Home and Episcopal Community Services (“ECS”), is part of Affordable Housing month.

The free online event is happening today, May 8, from noon to 1 p.m. Click the link to register.

Today’s presentation will showcase how federal, state and municipal initiatives can be catalyzed through innovation and collaborative partnerships through development, design, construction, and supportive service programs convergence. Presenters will explore an actual new 256-units affordable housing development on a 1.16 AC site, 1064-1066 Mission Street in San Francisco, that serves unhoused residents and seniors over 55. The project includes a unique blend of many “FIRST’s”:

  • The largest factory-built modular PSH new construction in the Bay Area
  • The first project that uses the Federal Title V program

It features a new, 6,000 Sq.Ft. CHEFS (“Conquering Homelessness through Employment in Food Services”) commercial kitchen – an on-site, innovative, workforce development culinary training social enterprise program for our residents that was created and operated by ECS. We will discuss how we create service-enriched, welcoming homes for our residents through collaboration and innovation throughout the design and development process, and specific lessons learned. We will also discuss how the partnerships can serve as part of the housing delivery model in the affordable housing development industry.

Speakers:

  • Macy Leung (Moderator) – Senior Director of Housing Development at Episcopal Community Services (“ECS”)

  • Beth Stokes – Executive Director at Episcopal Community Services (“ECS”)

  • Lila Cohen – AIA, Senior Associate and Senior Project Manager, HCL Architecture

  • Jeff Miller – Landscape Architect, Miller Company

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