BRIDGE and Partners Receive 2022 NALHFA Awards of Excellence

WASHINGTON, DC, May 2, 2022—Broadway Cove and 735 Davis along with Cedar Grove at Jordan Downs have been honored with 2022 Awards of Excellence from the National Association of Local Housing Finance Agencies (NALHFA).

Located in the Northeast Waterfront Historic District and developed on public land leased from the City and County of San Francisco and the Port of San Francisco, Broadway Cove and 735 Davis provide a total of 178 new affordable homes for a wide range of household incomes, on-site childcare, neighborhood-serving retail space and supportive services.

A co-development of BRIDGE Housing and The John Stewart Company, Broadway Cove’s 125 affordable family apartments are available to households with incomes ranging between 30-120% of the Area Median Income (AMI) and include over 30 units supported by Project-Based Section 8 Vouchers, while 735 Davis consists of 53 apartments for seniors, 28 of which are supported by City-sponsored subsidy programs.

“Broadway Cove and 735 Davis are the realization of a shared community and city vision to transform an underutilized parking lot into affordable housing for working families with young children, seniors, and formerly unhoused residents,” said Eric Shaw, Director of the San Francisco Mayor’s Office of Housing and Community Development. “These developments are a model for how investments in affordable housing serve and enhance communities.”

Broadway Cove and 735 Davis were designed by Leddy Maytum Stacy Architects and Cahill Contractors was the general contractor.

With 115 affordable apartments, Cedar Grove is the first completed phase of new residential construction for the revitalization of Jordan Downs, a 1950s-era public housing development in Watts. Amenities include a community room, in-unit laundry and a community park with BBQs,

In 2008, the Housing Authority of the City of Los Angeles, in conjunction with residents and a broad spectrum of stakeholders, initiated a plan to rebuild Jordan Downs into a mixed-use, mixed-income community that will serve as a national model for the renewal of public housing.

The long-term, public-private effort will rebuild 700 units of distressed public housing and create, at a minimum, another 710 new homes with a range of affordability, along with a new community and recreation center, approximately 115,000 square feet of retail, nine acres of green space, and neighborhood programs and services to improve the lives of current and future generations.

“LAHD congratulates BRIDGE Housing (and its partners) on winning the NALHFA award for Cedar Grove at Jordan Downs. The importance of enhancing public housing and creating housing that is affordable for those who need it cannot be understated and it’s good to see those valuable efforts recognized.” Edwin Gipson, Director, Finance and Development, Housing Development Bureau, Los Angeles Housing Department.

Cedar Grove was designed by SVA Architects (architect of record) and Mithun, and the general contractor was Cannon Constructors South.

The NALHFA Award of Excellence is the most prestigious national recognition of local housing finance agencies and the critical work that they do in their local communities to provide affordable housing.


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