Museum of the Hidden City
Museum of the Hidden City
Audio and AR Walks into the History of Affordable Housing




the tenderloin

While the Fillmore’s resistance to urban renewal couldn’t stop the wrecking ball, the Fillmore district experienced a nationally-unique preservation of its housing stock, creating the greatest concentration of Single Room Occupancy Hotels in the United States.



Inclusionary housing is a relatively new mechanism to create affordable housing. This program requires apartment complexes to build a certain percent affordable. While San Francisco has the highest required inclusionary housing rate—30%—the program highlights how hard it is to fulfill the vision of economically diverse neighborhoods. Follow one mother’s story from homelessness to an inclusionary unit in a luxury tower next to Twitter’s headquarters in the Mid-Market neighborhood.


the bayview

In a neighborhood where Urban Renewal programs built hundreds of affordable, but isolated housing units a new vision is sweeping in. A form of gentrification that brings economically diverse households together and provides job training to try and bring folks out of poverty.