San Francisco, CA
Tenderloin Neighborhood Development Corporation
Kelly Cullen Community, located in a historic nine-story building on the corner of Golden Gate and Leavenworth Avenues in the Tenderloin neighborhood, provides 172 units for formally homeless single adults.
Year Completed/Renovated: 2012
Number of Units: 174
Residents: Formerly homeless single adults
Project Cost: $95,0000,000
Architect: Gelfand Partners
General Contractor: Cahill Contractors, Inc.
Financial Partners: Citi Community Capital, PNC Bank, US Bank, City and County of San Francisco, Federal Home Loan Bank, Corporation for Supportive Housing, CalHFA (MHSA)
Named after the late Brother Kelly Cullen, TNDC’s former executive director who dedicated his life to providing the people of the Tenderloin with opportunities for a brighter future, the project represents Kelly’s drive to see TNDC provide a comprehensive set of services to its residents. This historic rehabilitation and adaptive re-use building features a historic auditorium, lobby, atrium, mezzanine and grand entry staircase, and is also home to the Tom Waddell Urban Health Clinic — a Department of Public Health and Wellness managed clinic. “Kelly’s passion for the poor, fierce pride in the Tenderloin, and his drive to see TNDC provide a comprehensive set of services lives on at TNDC. The Kelly Cullen Community will honor his legacy as a unique community gathering place, and will be a living embodiment of the values so important to Kelly.” —TNDC