At the end of May, the city announced the fruits of a months-long effort to save a building full of longtime Upper Haight residents from eviction.
The seven-unit apartment building at 520 Shrader Street (at Page) has been acquired by the San Francisco Housing Development Corporation, with help by the Mission Economic Development Agency (MEDA) and loans provided through the city’s Small Sites Program and the Housing Accelerator Fund. Now, the building will be converted into permanent affordable housing stock, held by SFHDC.
The turmoil at 520 Shrader began in 2017, when tenants were notified of a forthcoming Ellis Act eviction as the building went up for sale on the private market. But three tenants — Jude Stalker, Joe Palmer, and Alexandra Kulton — weathered the eviction scare and fought to remain in the building.