A “sustainable” apartment in which residents can live in a single-family house without having to pay for it or buy a separate house in their neighborhood.
The apartment, dubbed “Sustainable Living Village” by developers and the city, is slated to be built on land in the Newbury Park area of San Francisco.
The developers, the San Francisco-based firm San Francisco Architecture Inc. and the San Jose, California-based development company Landmark Realty Trust, are aiming to build an apartment community for people who are “not living in a home and not buying their own home,” the developers said in a press release.
The housing is intended to meet the needs of people who want to live off the grid and are able to live independently without having their daily expenses covered by their families, the developers wrote in a statement.
“The housing will be designed so that residents will be able to create their own communities, and we want to provide a community that is not reliant on a family’s resources,” the statement said.
San Francisco is looking to attract developers who want a citywide project to help solve the city’s housing crunch.
According to the San Mateo County Housing Authority, San Francisco has more than 3,600 units of housing for homeless residents.
More than 5,300 people are homeless in San Francisco, which is roughly a quarter of the city.
With more than a million people homeless, it is estimated that more than 10,000 people are currently living in shelters in San Mateos County, according to the city of San Jose.
This is the second such project to be announced in the Bay Area, the first being the planned apartment project on the corner of 16th Street and Golden Gate Avenue in Oakland.