Resident Services Program Featured by Boston Private
Boston Private, a major Mission Housing partner, sat down with Mission Housing’s Deputy Executive Director, Marcia Contreras, to learn...
IN THE NEWS: MISSION HOUSING ADAPTS TO PANDEMIC TO CONTINUE SERVING RESIDENTS
The low-income senior housing community at 670 Valencia Street was designed to encourage socializing amongst its residents. Common spaces like a library, a community garden and a physical therapy room were built near circulation routes to make it as easy as possible for seniors to be active participants of Alcántara Court, a complex managed by Mission Housing Development Corporation (MHDC).
One of the favorite activities was grocery “shopping” at the building’s lobby on Friday mornings, when the Marin Food Bank would make their weekly deliveries. Residents had a chance to catch up with each other while picking what they needed from the food bank delivery.
Units served by Resident Services
Vaccination clinics facilitated by our staff
Food pantry pop-ups across 7 sites
Pounds of food distributed to our residents
IN THE NEWS: AFFORDABLE HOUSING COMPLEX BRINGS VACCINES TO ITS RESIDENTS
The courtyard of Mission Housing’s affordable complex off Valencia Street near 16th was opened today for residents, many of them elderly, to receive a dose of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine. There was supply for 45 shots.
Regino Blanco, 84, was waiting in her wheelchair with her daughter for 15 minutes after receiving a dose of Johnson & Johnson.
Blanco, who has lived at Mission Housing for almost 12 years and was born in the Philippines, said she “is so happy, although before I was scared because of the bad news and reactions that are not good.” Her daughter said Blanco had cancelled her first appointment out of fear.
In partnership with Resident Services, Tenant Empowerment held 9 virtual Community Meetings in 2021.