Located near City Hall in the heart of San Francisco, the Drs. Julian and Raye Richardson Apartments (Richardson Apartments) provides 120 permanent supportive housing (PSH) units to former chronically homeless San Franciscans. The modern architecture project is a model both for its green design and for providing stable and affordable housing for individuals who have experienced prolonged homelessness.
The development team and the San Francisco Redevelopment Agency (SFRA) have demonstrated that a thoughtfully planned building with housing for formerly homeless residents can be a positive addition to the neighborhood. In May 2012, the Richardson Apartments development was honored with the 2012 American Institute of Architects/HUD Secretary’s Housing and Community Design Award for Excellence in Affordable Housing Design.
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