Grand Opening Event in front of newly renovated community room and BBQ area.
On April 12th, 2022, The Board of Third Baptist Gardens, in partnership with HumanGood Affordable Housing, celebrated the completion of the extensive renovations of Frederick Douglas Haynes Apartments. Under the redevelopment oversight of Beacon Development Group, the six building, 104-unit redevelopment included fully renovated apartments with all new electrical, plumbing, and all new kitchens, bathrooms, flooring in addition to a new community room, courtyard, children’s play structure, resident services coordinator’s office and resident BBQ area.
FD Haynes Apartments is a multi-family affordable housing community located in the historic Fillmore neighborhood of San Francisco, developed in the mid-1970s by Third Baptist Church, one of the oldest African American Churches in the city dating back to the mid-1800s.
The apartments were named after Pastor Frederick Douglas Haynes Sr. who led the church for over 38 years and built Haynes Apartments to provide affordable housing to African American families. Since 1976, the church has been led by Reverend Amos Brown, who has been a civic leader and advocate for keeping African Americans in San Francisco.
Groundbreaking took place in December. Anticipated completion date for the rehabilitation is September 2022 and new construction is January 2023.
Beacon is proud to announce funding for 25 units of emergency and transitional housing for survivors of domestic violence and their children who are coming out of homelessness or are at risk for homelessness. The project includes rehabilitation of residential housing and new construction of a building to provide services. The site is located close to transit, parks, medical services, and other amenities. Funding awards includes $4.3M Housing Finance Program loan and a $2M award from the State Housing Trust Fund. The project team include Environmental Works and Buchanan General Contracting and the client has a stated priority for Minority Business Representation on the project.
Photo by Edison Creative Group (Valleyford, WA)
On the 246th birthday of the US Marine Corps, Beacon joined more than 100 veterans and elected officials to celebrate the opening of Yakima Housing Authority’s (YHA) Chuck Austin Place. The project is located on the former Yakima Armory which was donated to YHA through a federal property disposition program. It provides 14 studios of permanent housing, 17 one-bedroom units, and 10 two-bedroom units for homeless singles and families.
Photo by Edison Creative Group (Valleyford, WA)
The 12,000 SF of social services space will provide comprehensive services in one location for homeless veterans in the Yakima community. Yakima Neighborhood Health Services will operate a primary care clinic and additional social service office space will be occupied by Veterans Administration Supportive Housing (VASH) case managers and Supportive Services for Veteran Families (SSVF) case managers. This project addresses the need in Yakima for housing and services for homeless veterans in the community.
Rendering by Kramer Marks Architects
Beacon Development Group is pleased to announce that HumanGood East has been awarded 9% tax credits by the Pennsylvania Housing Finance Agency (PHFA) for a 47 unit senior affordable housing community in the Port Richmond neighborhood of Philadelphia. Janney Street Apartments will serve seniors 62 years of age or older with 5 units set aside for formerly homeless seniors referred by the Philadelphia Office of Supportive Services. All units in the new four-story apartment complex will be one-bedroom apartments and average 670 square feet.
Janney Street Apartments received funding via 9% LIHTC in the amount of $12.0M and Pennsylvania Housing Affordability and Rehabilitation Enhancement (PHARE) Fund program in the amount of $0.6 million. Additionally, the project has been awarded $1.5 million from the City of Philadelphia and is receiving $1.5 million from the Bala Presbyterian Home Foundation.
New landscaping, walkways, and building wayfinding at Frederick Douglas Haynes Apartments.
New cabinetry and appliances in resident units at Frederick Douglas Haynes Apartments.
The redevelopment of the 104-unit Frederick Douglas Haynes Apartments in San Francisco, CA and 94-unit Castle Argyle Apartments in Los Angeles have both reached 50% completion. Each Community started extensive rehab in August 2020, the completed phase 1 redevelopment of Frederick Douglas Haynes included the renovation of all units in three buildings which also encompassed the property management office, laundry room and community room. New landscaping, walkways, repaved parking lots, and mailbox locations have also been installed.
Restored original signage at Castle Argyle Apartments.
New cabinetry and appliances in residential units at Castle Argyle Aprartments.
As we cross 50% project completion at Castle Argyle, much of the seismic foundation work has been completed and new sheer walls have been extended to the 7th floor. A new elevator shaft has been constructed, and the total remodel of half the resident units is nearly done. The restoration of key architectural features in the coming work will showcase the building’s classic look.
Beacon Development is pleased to announce that Shantell Rice and Andy Post have joined the team.
Shantell Rice is our new Senior Housing Developer and Financial Analyst who will manage a variety of publicly funded projects and act as financial analyst to multiple projects focusing on analysis, underwriting, and feasibility. Shantell has a strong financial background that stems from her previous experience leading the underwriting and closing of both equity investments and debt transactions for U.S. Bancorp Community Development Corporation. Prior to her role at U.S. Bank, she was an investor relations manager for a LIHTC syndicator.
She holds an MBA from the University of Colorado and a BA in Journalism/Communications from the University of Oregon. Outside of work, Shantell enjoys spending time with her family, traveling, and baking cakes and pastry.
Andy Post is our new Development Associate who collaborates with housing developers and construction managers to support projects through the development process. Prior to joining Beacon, Andy worked as a grant writer for housing stabilization, food access, and statewide advocacy programs at Solid Ground and assisted with the predevelopment community engagement for Community Roots Housing’s LGBTQ senior housing building.
Andy studied Political Science at Colorado College and was a Humanity in Action Fellow in Warsaw, Amsterdam, and Seattle. He enjoys playing and teaching piano and attending plays.
Rendering by Kramer Marks Architects
HumanGood East in partnership with Inglis Housing Corporation has secured financing for a 44 unit affordable housing community in suburban Philadelphia. The site for the proposed Makemie Court community is adjacent to an existing HG community, Grace Court located in Yeadon, Delaware County. Makemie Court will consist of 44 units, including 32 units for individuals 55 years of age or older, 8 units for physically disabled individuals of any age, and 4 units reserved for physically disabled individuals 55 years of age or older.
Makemie Court will be co-developed by HumanGood East and Inglis Housing Corporation (Inglis). Inglis is a nonprofit organization whose founding dates back to 1877. Inglis’ mission is to enable people with physical disabilities — and those who care for them — to achieve their goals and live life to the fullest. Today, Inglis is the largest private provider of affordable accessible housing in the Greater Philadelphia region with more than 300 accessible, affordable apartment homes for people with disabilities.
All units at Makemie Court will be one-bedroom. The new four-story, mid-rise building will include an outdoor amenity space; including a gazebo, meditation garden and a parking area with 22 spots. A walking path will loop around the site and connect to the adjacent Grace Court. This walking path will create the community feeling of a campus and encourage interaction between the residents of the two properties. The first floor of Makemie Court will feature a lobby, community room with bathrooms and a demonstration kitchen, supportive services delivery space, a laundry room, mailroom, commissary, and a manager’s office. The total building square footage is estimated to be 41,552 GSF. Current plans are to have all units setup with Smart Home Technology. Units will sync with the Amazon Echo family of products to give tenants with physical disabilities the ability to be more independent.
The project is fully funded and expects to close its financing by June 2021. The sources of funding include the competitive low income housing tax credits from Pennsylvania Housing Finance Agency, HOME funds from Delaware County, Affordable Housing Program funds from the Federal Home Loan Bank of Pittsburgh and operating subsidy from the Chester Housing Authority. The equity partner is Raymond James and the debt provider is TD Bank. In addition both sponsors have committed funds to the project. Construction is expected to begin this summer.
Northaven Three will be located in the current parking lot of Northaven Senior Living creating an opportunity to share amenities with the existing facilities. As you can see by the photos, the site is very narrow and Walsh Construction’s initial demolition and excavation activities have to be thoughtfully orchestrated. Stay tuned for more updates as the project progresses!
Last week, Northaven Senior Housing hosted a ground breaking ceremony for the new Northaven Three project, a partnership between Northaven and HumanGood. The $24.8 million project includes 82 units of affordable housing for low-income seniors in a campus setting with adjacent dining, health and social services. The 82 units is a mix of studios and 1-bedroom apartments that includes 20 units for seniors earning up to 30% AMI, 42 units for seniors earing up to 50% AMI, and 20 units for seniors earning up to 60% AMI. The project secured a HUD 202 award in 2019 as one of only 14 projects awarded nationally. The project will be located near the Northgate mall and less than a mile from the Northgate transit center and future light rail.
Northaven Senior Housing Executive Director Darlene Storti, Director of Development Bill Dorn, and Washington State Senator David Frockt were among the speakers who shared their gratitude for the project. Northaven Three is a partnership between Northaven Senior Housing and HumanGood Affordable Housing based on their aligned missions to provide high quality communities for seniors. The anticipated completion date is early 2022.
Executive Director of Northaven Senior Living Darlene Storti, Managing Principal & Owner of VIA Architecture Wolf Saar, Capital Investments Manager for the Office of Housing Laurie Olson, VP of Beacon Development Group Brian Lloyd, Washington State Senator David Frockt
Starting in Northern California and in partnership with Third Baptist Church, Beacon Development Group and HumanGood Affordable Housing successfully closed on a $100M low income housing tax credit financing for the renovation of 104 units at Frederick Douglas Haynes Gardens Apartments. This redevelopment will improve the quality of living for the residents and preserves the community’s affordability for years to come. Frederick Douglas Haynes serves low-income families in the heart of San Francisco’s Filmore district.
Rendering of Community Room at Frederick Douglas Haynes by Paulett Tagartt Architects.
The Third Baptist Church of San Francisco was founded in 1852 and has been a staple in the San Francisco community for 168 years. As the first African American congregation west of the Rockies, Third Baptist Church has continuously worked with their community to address the rapidly growing need for affordable housing and equity. The preservation of the Frederick Douglas Haynes Gardens Apartments was critical for the large families and communities of color that have been disproportionately displaced in a quickly gentrify urban core of San Francisco.
In Southern California, Beacon Development Group and HumanGood Affordable Housing closed on $70 million in total financing to preserve and rehab 96 units of senior housing at Castle Argyle Apartments. This project will have major upgrades of all systems and a complete seismic retro-fit.
Originally constructed in the 1920s as an apartment-hotel serving the silent film industry, it housed movie stars such as Clark Gable, Howard Hughes, Ronald Reagan and Cecil B. DeMille. The design intent of this renovation is reveal the building’s classic character and re-introduce its orgins of the Golden Era. Along with rehabbing all units and addition of service spaces, the restoration of the grand lobby and office space will bring the building back to its classic Hollywood style.
These accomplishments in the middle of a pandemic and social unrest are a testament to our team’s professionalism, commitment, and love of the mission.