Newsom lauds Hunters View groundbreaking 

Today’s groundbreaking of Hunters View, the first revitalization of public housing projects, gave Mayor Gavin Newsom a fair chance to take a clean shot at Fox News.

“To some of my friends at Fox News, here is a stimulus program that’s working,” Newsom said at the podium at Hunters View. "The work that is being done and the construction is because of that stimulus.”

It’s not just the $7 million in stimulus money that’s helping The City rebuild the 50-year-old dilapidated public housing projects in Hunters View. The City is using $95 million in general funds as well as raising money through private donations, $40 million from the state and $1 million secured through HUD.

Hunters View is the first of eight housing projects being rebuilt and renovated in San Francisco as part of the mayor’s HOPE SF initiative. The project includes reconstruction of 267 units, with plans for market rate condos to help pay for the reconstruction efforts.

There are 137 families that live in Hunters View, with some who were recently relocated to allow for demolition.  

“It’s about 50 years overdue,” Newsom said before turning a gold shovel with the development team and community members, marking the start of construction.

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