West Bay Housing Corporation

1390 Market St, Suite 405
San Francisco, CA 94102
(415) 618-0012
1 (888) 618-9242

Our Mission
To provide affordable community-based housing
for underserved populations with an emphasis
on people with developmental disabilities
West Bay Housing Corporation (WBHC) is a 501(c)3 nonprofit public benefit corporation whose mission is to provide affordable, community-based supportive housing for individuals with developmental disabilities and other people with special housing needs.  Founded in 2004, WBHC has grown into a “full-service” housing agency providing housing development, property management, and housing-related services for people with developmental disabilities and others in need of supportive housing.

WBHC’s growing staff of dedicated employees oversees an expanding portfolio of 27 owned and managed properties, a development pipeline of 9 additional properties, and a sizeable housing services caseload that will have secured community-based housing for over 200 individuals with disabilities by mid-2010.  More information about each of our programs can be found below. 

Our Core Programs

Housing Development
WBHC develops affordable, community-based housing for people with developmental disabilities.  Our development activity includes both new construction and acquisition, renovation, refinancing and preservation of existing properties.  Our active development pipeline includes the 15-unit Octavia Court HUD Section 811 Supportive Housing project in San Francisco, preservation and remodeling of 12 units of licensed community care housing for people with autism in San Francisco and San Rafael, 5 four-bedroom licensed care homes in San Mateo County for people transitioning from developmental centers, and 3 four-bedroom homes for people with developmental disabilities transitioning out of San Francisco’s Laguna Honda Hospital.
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Property Management
WBHC provides Property Management services for 18 homes totaling 78 units of community-based housing for people with developmental disabilities in San Francisco, San Mateo, and Marin Counties.  Another 8 homes and the 15-unit Octavia Court project will come on-line over the next year or so, bringing the total portfolio to 27 properties serving over 120 people.  WBHC’s Property Management services include routine and emergency maintenance, accessibility and person-centered modifications, occupied renovations, and long-term asset management and refinancing. In addition to managing its owned properties, WBHC offers customized, affordable Property Management services to other owners/operators of housing and day programs for people with developmental disabilities and other supportive housing needs.
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Housing Services - GGRC
WBHC provides an array of Housing Services for people with developmental disabilities by referral through the Golden Gate Regional Center.  Available services include Housing Options Identifier (intensive housing search case management), Move-In Services, Fiscal Agent Services (rent payment, etc.), and Housing Retention.  All Housing Services are coordinated with the client and their case manager and integrated into the individual’s Individual Program Plan.  This program enables clients to move from severely rent burdened, substandard, abusive or discriminatory, or otherwise inappropriate and unsustainable housing to affordable quality housing in a short time frame.  .
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Housing Services – Laguna Honda Hospital
WBHC has partnered with the City and County of San Francisco’s Department of Public Health to secure over 100 units of scattered site supportive housing in San Francisco for people living at Laguna Honda Hospital and eligible for the program under the Chambers Settlement.  WBHC identifies and leases appropriate units and provides additional services in close cooperation with the City’s Diversion and Community Integration Program. 
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Housing Advocacy
WBHC advocates with Housing Authorities and other public agencies and policy-making bodies on behalf of the housing needs of people with developmental disabilities in San Francisco, San Mateo, and Marin counties.  Advocacy work includes Housing Elements, specific housing and planning documents, funding priorities, and access to Section 8 vouchers, public housing, and privately owned subsidized housing. 
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The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) HUD-VASH
West Bay Housing Corporation is contracted with The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) HUD-VASH program to provide housing placement services and on-going case management to VA referred Veterans and their families. The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) HUD-VASH program is a partnership between the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and VA to place and maintain homeless Veterans in permanent, community based housing using HUD Section 8 Housing Choice Vouchers that are paired with ongoing VA case management services. Many of these Veterans have co-morbid conditions that include serious mental illnesses, substance abuse disorders, and other serious medical conditions.

For more information, please contact Matthew Omelagah, Director of Housing Programs matt@westbayhousing.org


Coming Together for the Holidays
Our most recent annual holiday dinner was a huge success featuring raffle prizes and performances by magician, Ryan Horsfall. We would like to thank Aaron Lee Films for the generous gift of documenting this event.


Contact Us
Phone: 415-618-0012
Toll Free: 1-888-618-9242
Fax: 415-618-0228
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Letter From
Executive Director

Welcome to West Bay Housing. If you, someone you love, or someone you serve lives with a developmental disability and needs housing or housing-related services, you’ve come to the right place.

West Bay Housing’s goal is to provide one-stop shopping for the housing needs of people with developmental disabilities in San Francisco, San Mateo, and Marin counties – the area served by the Golden Gate Regional Center ...
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