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May 18, 2023

Maceo May Apartments Grand Opening

With great pleasure, Swords to Plowshares and Chinatown Community Development Center invite you to celebrate the Grand Opening of the Maceo May Apartments on Treasure Island. As part of the city’s initiative to expand affordable housing on Treasure Island, the apartments feature 104 new units for veterans and their families. Please join us and Mayor London Breed for a speaking program and light refreshments.

Event Program

When and where

May 18, 2023

10:30 am


55 Cravath St, San Francisco, CA 94130
Transportation details


May 18, 2023

10:30 am


55 Cravath St, San Francisco, CA 94130
Transportation details

About Maceo May Apartments

A six-story modular construction building on Treasure Island in San Francisco Bay that provide 104 homes for formerly homeless veterans and their families.

The Apartments have multifamily units (studios, 1-BR, and 2-BR), on-site residential services, property management offices, a community room, laundry, parking, bicycle storage, common outdoor areas, a forested healing garden, a playground, and a roof deck.

The land

104,500 sq. ft; 0.74 acre


  • California Community Reinvestment Corporation
  • California Department of Housing and Community Development
  • California Department of Veterans Affairs
  • Citi Community Capital
  • Federal Home Loan Bank of San Francisco
  • Home Depot Foundation
  • LISC-NEF-Bring them HOME Fund
  • Mayor's Office for Housing and Community Development
  • MetLife Foundation
  • Northrop Grumman
  • Raymond James Tax Credit, Inc.
  • San Francisco Department of Homelessness and Supportive Housing (Continuum of Care Program)
  • Silicon Valley Bank
  • Treasure Island Development Authority
  • US Department of Veterans Affairs (HUD-VASH Program)

Key Project Partners

  • ACC Environmental
  • Arthur J. Gallagher & Co
  • Cahill Contractors (General Contractor)
  • California Housing Partnership
  • Cox Castle LLP
  • Design Studio Gonzalo Castro
  • Gubb & Bashay LLP
  • Mithun (Architect and Landscape Architect)
  • One Treasure Island

About Maceo May

This housing site serves in memory of Swords to Plowshares’ first-ever housing director, Maceo May. A Vietnam combat veteran, Maceo was a trailblazing advocate for homeless veterans and worked tirelessly to increase public understanding of PTSD. He joined Swords in 1988 as a counselor and made strides in addressing homelessness amongst his Vietnam peers and other veterans. As the need for veteran-specific housing became clearer, Maceo rose quickly into the role of housing director and oversaw the expansion of the Swords housing program from 15 units to 200. Maceo retired from Swords in 2000 and served on our Board of Directors from 2004 until he passed away in 2014. His life’s work has made a lasting impact on our organization and generations of veterans in the San Francisco Bay Area.

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About Swords to Plowshares

Founded in 1974, Swords to Plowshares is a community-based not-for-profit organization that provides supportive housing programs, housing placement and eviction prevention services, mental health counseling, employment and job training, and legal benefits assistance for low-income, unhoused 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:

About Chinatown Community Development Center

The mission of the Chinatown Community Development Center is to build community and enhance the quality of life for San Francisco residents. We are a place-based community development organization serving primarily the Chinatown neighborhood and other areas throughout the City. We are a community development organization with many roles-as neighborhood advocates, organizers, planners, developers, and managers of affordable housing.

We believe in a comprehensive vision of community, a quality environment, a healthy neighborhood economy, and active voluntary associations. We are committed to empowering low-income residents, diversity and coalition building, and social and economic justice.

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