Our Products & Solutions

The SFHAF was established to fill a need in San Francisco for flexible, fast bridge capital to support preservation of affordable housing, and to accelerate the production of new housing.

SFHAF offers financial products that enable our borrowers to move quickly to acquire opportunity sites which may otherwise be acquired by speculative investors, and we support affordable housing advocates’ and developers’ efforts to deliver housing more efficiently.

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    We provide flexible term loans to sponsors seeking to gain site control with private capital for future development of affordable housing. SFHAF financed BRIDGE Housing’s acquisition of a parcel at 4840 Mission Street in the Excelsior, which will be the site of 175 units of affordable housing.

    We fund the full cost of acquisition and rehabilitation of existing occupied properties.

    Working with the Mayor’s Office of Housing & Community Development’s Small Sites Program, SFHAF has helped MEDA acquire and preserve six properties in the Mission.

    SFHAF has the capacity to make bridge and construction loans for New Construction, and has partnered with Tipping Point Communities to invest in new construction of permanent supportive housing.

    We strive to deliver efficient execution, while developing innovative financing approaches that move the needle on San Francisco’s housing crisis. If you would like to discuss a financing opportunity with us, please contact us.

    Current Borrowers


    Our Portfolio

    In our first 12 months of operations since April 2017, SFHAF has deployed over $33MM into 7 affordable housing projects.

    Please explore the map below for more information, or read about the Impact of our Project Loans here.


    SFHAF seeks to advance and accelerate the preservation and development of affordable housing for all San Franciscans. 

    Interested in learning more? 

    Contact borrow@sfhaf.org. Or download our Notice of Interest Form.