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.
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.