Edwin M. Lee

Our Grand Opening of the Edwin M. Lee Apartments at Mission Bay was hosted on Tuesday, May 4, 11:00 AM.

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Making affordable housing a reality

Completed in February of 2020, the Edwin M. Lee Apartments, a joint development by Swords to Plowshares and Chinatown Community Development Center, saw 62 units for homeless veterans and 57 units for low-income families get filled up quickly during the first few months of the COVID lockdown. After a year of servicing the new residents and impacting neighbors in the greater Mission Bay community, we are finally able to celebrate the opening of this wonderful multi-use apartments, the first development of its kind in San Francisco.


Please register to join the live streaming as we officially open this building named after the late San Francisco Mayor Edwin Lee for his commitment to ending veteran homelessness.

Hon. Nancy Pelosi

Speaker of the house
United States House of Representatives

Jeff Bennett

Wells Fargo Community Lending
& Investment

Michael Blecker

Executive Director
Swords to Plowshares

London Breed

San Francisco Mayor

Ron Conway

Founder and Co-Managing Partner
SV Angel

Rev. Norman Fong

Former Executive Director
Chinatown Community Development Center

Matt Haney

District 6

Vito Imbasciani MD


Sally Oerth

Interim Executive Director
Office of Community Investment
& Infrastructure

Malcolm Yeung

Executive Director
Chinatown Community Development Center

Leon Winston

Former Chief Operating Officer
Swords to Plowshares

About us

Swords to Plowshares
Founded in 1974, Swords to Plowshares is a community-based not-for-profit organization that provides counseling and case management, rapid re-housing and eviction prevention services, employment and training, supportive housing, and legal benefits assistance for low-income, homeless and at-risk veterans in the San Francisco Bay Area. Swords to Plowshares promotes and protects the rights of veterans through advocacy, public education, and partnerships with local, state and national entities. Learn more about the work of Swords to Plowshares, and ways in which you can help, by visiting our website.

Chinatown Community Development Center
Founded in 1977, Chinatown Community Development Center’s (Chinatown CDC) goal is to build affordable housing, develop grassroots leadership, and empower low-income residents and youth for civic engagement in San Francisco. Chinatown CDC own and/or manage 25 properties in San Francisco, totaling 2,500 units of affordable housing for nearly 3,000 low-income seniors, formerly homeless adults, and families. Chinatown CDC’s residents are diverse and speak 14 languages including English, Chinese, Tagalog, Spanish, Russian, and Vietnamese.


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In the news

Mayor Lee, Supervisor Kim Celebrate Groundbreaking of New Family Housing Site in the Tenderloin

PRESS RELEASE | Tuesday, August 22, 2017


New housing for homeless veterans to be named after former Mayor Ed Lee

KTVU | March 1, 2018


On Nob Hill and in Mission Bay, two new housing projects serve much different needs

SF CHRONICLE | August 9, 2020