San Francisco Local Operating Subsidy Program
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The National Low Income Housing Coalition is providing this data as a public service. NLIHC will continue to update the database. The accuracy of the data is based on information provided by the programs' administrators and user submissions.
The Local Operating Subsidies Program (LOSP) is designed to address the gap between the supply and demand for federal subsidies, particularly Section 8 vouchers. Through LOSP, the city pays the difference between the cost of operating housing that serves homeless persons and all other operating revenue for a project. A participating housing project enters into 15-year grant agreements with the Mayor's Office of Housing and Community Development, subject to annual appropriations. Eligible projects include supportive housing that has received capital funding through the Citywide Affordable Housing Loan Committee funding sources. The program does not have income eligibility restrictions, but projects are often restricted by income restrictions tied to capital financing. Tenant referrals come from the City’s Department of Human Services or Department of Public Health. These departments also fund supportive services for the units.
This program is funded through city appropriations. From 2014-2015, the City appropriated $12,125,927 to the program.