SFMTA to vote on relocation plan for those displaced by Central Subway project 

Nearly 20 households in Chinatown will be forced to relocate because of The City’s proposed Central Subway project, but the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency could approve a plan today that would provide those residents with a new home nearby.

The 19 households at 933-949 Stockton St. are the only units that must be displaced because of the Central Subway project, the SFMTA’s $1.58 billion extension of Metro service from SoMa to Chinatown.

As required by law, the Federal Transit Administration will pay for rental subsidies for 42 months for the displaced residents while construction occurs on the Central Subway. However, after the 42-month time period expires, the SFMTA has agreed to spend $8 million to build an affordable-housing complex at the intersection of Broadway and Sansome streets. The residents forced to move will have first dibs at that housing complex, which is roughly seven blocks away from the Stockton Street residence.

The SFMTA’s Board of Directors will vote on the housing relocation plan today at their meeting.

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