A celebration is being held today to mark the opening of a new low-income housing complex in San Francisco’s Mission District.

Casa Quezada, located at 35 Woodward St., near Duboce Avenue and Mission Street, is named after Eric Quezada, the former executive director of Dolores Street Community Services and a longtime affordable housing advocate who passed away last year.

The building, which was used for supportive housing in the 1990s and early 2000s, had been vacant for five years before the Mayor’s Office of Housing selected DSCS and two other nonprofits to bring it back into operation.

The rehabilitation project was paid for with federal money, while its operations and services will be funded by the city’s Department of Public Health.

The 52-unit complex will provide housing to extremely low-income city residents–those earning $11,200 per year or less, DSCS officials said.

Representatives from DSCS and the other two organizations that helped rehabilitate the building–Mission Neighborhood Resource Center/Mission Neighborhood Health Center and the Bernal Heights Neighborhood Center–planned to attend a 10:30 a.m. ribbon-cutting today.

Dan McMenamin, Bay City News

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