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SF’s public housing was crumbling. Is a multibillion-dollar makeover the answer?

J.K. Dineen   In late October, 58-year-old Rodney Randolph will move down the hill from his public housing unit in San Francisco’s once notorious Sunnydale public housing project to a fifth-floor apartment in a new building just completed two blocks away. It’s a five-minute walk from the old […]

Crossing Pointe North Grand Opening

Crossing Pointe North, the affordable senior housing project in Thornton, CO celebrated its grand opening today. The Crossing Pointe North project is unique in its mission to promote a healthy lifestyle to its residents through its design and location adjacent to the Colorado & 104th […]

VMWP Has Opened in Minneapolis!

We are excited to bring our passion for designing equitable, sustainable, and affordable housing to the Twin Cities.   In Fact, We've Been Here for Years VMWP has been serving Minnesotan neighborhoods since 2007. We have completed several infill urban design studies, responding to the need for mid-size transit-oriented […]

Colma Veterans Village Dedication

We are excited to celebrate the grand opening and dedication of Colma Veterans Village. Colma Veterans Village is a new affordable community serving low-income veterans, the first Mercy Housing community of its kind in the San Francisco Bay Area.The 66-apartment, three story building features a variety […]

VMWP Celebrates 30 Years

On Friday we were honored to celebrate 30 years of work with our VMWP family. Surrounded by former employees, colleagues, collaborators, clients, and partners we are grateful to have had the opportunity to work alongside so many amazing people throughout our thirty years of sustainable […]

Senior housing development rises in Thornton

Crossing Pointe North meant as first part of multi-generational community Scott Taylor The ultimate goal for Thornton’s new Crossing Pointe North housing development, according to Unison Housing Partners Executive Director Peter Lifari, is to build a multi-generational community. “Ultimately, the concept for this is inter-generational living,” Lifari said. […]

Sheltered from the superheated real estate market, Valencia Gardens residents view the changing Mission from a different vantage point

By Eric Murphy In the Mission, gentrification and displacement loom over daily life. Stories abound of wealthy newcomers pushing out longtime community members, skyrocketing rents, and local businesses changing to fit the tastes of a new class of neighborhood residents. But for the people of Valencia Gardens, […]

Tim Van Meter’s Net-Zero HildaHaus Featured in Dwell

Creating the HildaHaus: Our Story Preamble: An architect has visions of a Net Zero, Carbon Neutral House in the high Rocky Mountains, in one of the coldest areas of the US. His Mexican born wife / an Energy Industry white-collar, has a firm mandate for staying warm…Our […]

Community Feature: Woman, 90, Creates Scale Model for Whistlestop Project in San Rafael

Woman, 90, Creates Scale Model for Whistlestop Project in San Rafael By Kate Fitzimmons Sally Lewis turned down a request to create a scale model of the proposed Whistlestop building planned for San Rafael. She is no stranger to creating scale models of buildings. She even spent a […]

Richardson Hall Elders Honored in The New York Times

The Most Fabulous Old Folks Home By Wendy MacNaughton House of Elders It’s hard getting old. It’s even harder for LGBTQ seniors, who are all but invisible both in conversations around aging and within the youth-focused LGBTQ community. For the end of pride month, I visited San Francisco’s […]
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