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[train whistle blowing] global warming. [whistle blows] some say irreversible consequences are 30 years away. 30 years? that won't affect me. [brakes screech]
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my name is louis i'm the executive director of the mission economic development agency. i'll very pleased to be here to share our work with the neighborhood. first metro a was founded 20 years ago on business expansion providing loan services to admission district and the latino districts then in the 1990s low income and latino families were faced with the threat of disparity so we decided it metro a needed to expand hiss it's services for
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homeownership counterand closer invention and in subject years we've added free tax and workforce development resources. metro a new provides services to over 7 thousand families annually. we take a holistic integrated service delivery because we're dedicated to insuring that latino families get all the resources they need to be successful. the mission promise neighborhood is based on this philosophy of integrated approach to communities development the promise of the mission promise neighborhood is that all students and all families in the mission district will be successful both academicly and
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economically in the mission promise neighborhood we believe that economic success is that fundamental to academic extensive and the mission promise neighborhood we're working on both. it's my pleasure to introduce to you mayor lee. he and his office have long been instrumental in the success of the admission neighborhood. they've porl they're a true partner in the work. under his leadership because of certify environment in economic groebl growth san francisco has been spared the deficit of years past but has grown to protect the social security where poem
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need them the most and mayor lee has supported the affordable housing with new large-scale projects the hunters point shipyard and treasure island and other veterans stylists. 20 percent of all new homes in construction nearly 12 thousand will be affordable. mayor lee we really appreciate the partnership and you're good work >> thank you very much (clapping). >> well louis thank you very much for that introduction. we're here today thanks in large part to metro a i enjoy working with you louis because a great part of what you do is creating jobs and making sure the community like the mission
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district gets enough resources to operator in a growing economy. we're here to welcome secretary of hud shawn who i have had a chance to work with closely and a lot those days because we want to reenvision the way we do public housing. we don't want isolated poverty housing in san francisco anywhere. created not only so many problems bus it's sustained generations of poverty that i think people deserve to get out of. so we took this opportunity to welcome our secretary and our recreational office to tour valencia gardens is a great example. and thank you to the housing corporation with their literally leadership to help reestablish what used be poverty housing no
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lighting and people who talked about this place were solicited and, of course, a lot of calls to the police department and service calls in so many different ways. now you see here some 2 hundred and 60 units that are integrated with public housing and section 8 and people are waiting to get into this place for good reason. it's no longer isolated housing it's integrated with communities. you'll see in the center a health center with the implementation of obamacare you'll see tvs in the rooms that help people with the skill sets to be part of the 21st century. you'll see thing that are
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listened to this city interest it was so important to allow the secretary so envision what we want to do with the rest of public housing. we've got 31 thousand other units we're deserve reduce of part of comboirlg. i want to thank our city administrator and the president of the new evenly thauld housing authority commission because they along with working with olsen and our recreational hud office and working with the talent that secretary habitation assigned to us we've got talent coming out of chicago and d.c. out of our recreational office to help us with utilizing the
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newest programs that hud is doing in order to get us up and started and running. and we want every site that we visit in to become investments to the private sectors as well as and join our community based orchestras that we, only succeed to put private monies in and their campaigner. our biggest environment is when people want their families to come to san francisco. that's the biggest investment. in order to do that you've got to have schools and a community partnerships and the rest of city government engaged. that's why we have over 1 hundred people engaged in this
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vision for our groups. we have reenvisioned how we can be more innovative & welcoming. so i want to take the opportunity to thank the secretary and thank president obama for gufz this up to this point for reenforcing the president's view we're about creating lards of opportunity for the community. i can't stress how important that is. and to link that up i've been proud to create 6 thousand summer jobs for kids and when they talk to a their parents and they're excited about getting the summer jobs and that's again what president obama has given us when we started this summer jobs plus now we've got 6
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thousand jobs this summer. i'll very proud. we'll continue to be working with secretary don vin. this is going to be part and particle of many visits to come. i want to unveil times we're leveraging the federal programs. i know he's existed with when he looks to san francisco such as the demonstration programs we'll be modeling that with him and how it works in such a decency city of san francisco and we'll continue to protect our community and be safe also for generations to come they'll get out of poverty cycles by working with our agencies. with that, i want to welcome secretary john donovan. he's sharing his expertise and i
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know he joins me with the allergy beginnings for public housing. i introduce to you and again welcome secretary john donovan secretary of hud (clapping) >> good morning. good afternoon. what a beautiful behalf day. and i am so happy to be back in san francisco. i'm reminded as i traveled around the neighborhood this morning something that one of my former colleagues used to say hillary clinton wrote a book to tanks a village to raise a child and it takes a village to revisit liza village
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>> a wonderful wonderful leader mayor lee you're an inspiration. we want all your visions for the city to come true. i continue to have absolute commitment to see what you want to have happen in san francisco. it council be more beautifully presented to us. this is a reactor e remarkable neighborhood. and we're inspired by louis from your team that's the work that's been done and the work in valuing less than gardens it beautiful oar i came from the middle school and saw one of the lottery performing schools in
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the city and have a long time the dramatic leap that san francisco has had here. there's no single silver bullet to solve all the problems but it's about bringing together the credible web of partnerships i've seen today. but everyone that's worked has a single goal in mind that they share with president obama. the mayor said the president's been traveling around the country talking about the most important challenges facing our country how are we going to continue no matter who you are we can create playgrounds of opportunity into the middle class but you, you came to this neighborhood a decade ago at the
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housing project before is a child who no matter how hard they worked in school or no matter he or she parents do to get ahead you might see a child who's life span was determined by the zip code they grew up in and that's wrong. we can't allow children's futures to be destroyed because we've failed to create a neighborhood that nufrnz them. i've come here today not only to segregate you on your success but to take the example we're seeing in the midgets district to places all around this country. and really looking at it and
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i've seen here in valuing less than gardens is a community that came together with over $25 million from hud to start a hope 6 development. and the result of that it the absolutely beautiful investment. i wish you could have seen the pictures that i saw what it looked like before. with an 11-year-old and a fourteen-year-old myself any parent would feel lucky to raise their child here. the next he step is when president obama came in he helped to get fund to schools that were struggling the most and based on a model the harlem children zone in new york city was the area we wanted to create
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an effort we called choice neighborhoods that wanted to take the hope 6 example and take it to the next level. and those two efforts the promised neighborhood and choice neighborhoods are ben this community. over 5 years there was a huge investment to the schools in this neighborhood. i talked to kids this morning and they love their teachers and love to learn and be in sullivan school but when their parents can't get them for a couple of hours after school it's a expensive after school programs that allow them to continue learning after the school day end. they're dealing with the violence around them they can
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get counseling in school. all of the pieces have come together to make sure that no child's future is determined just by their zip code. and finally the last pie we at hud awarded $30 million to help create the next generation. as the mayor said we can't build poverty housing or housing that concentrates the lottery neighborhoods without groceries or hope and instead where a we need to do is take this hope model and take it to the next level. we've done with that choice neighborhood. and alice griffin i get we'll see you over the next few years
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a remarkable vision. and you'll see this around the country this is not just something we should do. there are some say we can't afford to do that and i say we can't afford not to do this. every time we do this $22 million is returned to taxpayers. why? because kids grew up and they can contribute to society crime goes down and school performs get better before they actually save money in the long run for taxpayers. so alice will be the next one
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>> we've been so inspired by examples like we've seen here, the president of the state of the union addressed announced we would be taking all the work choices neighborhoods to the next level throughout promise zones effort. not only are we going to bring housing and the education pieces bus the criminal justice efforts and health and human services with clinics and bring all the pieces together and transportation mayor we heard about this today. all the pieces are coming together when this fall 20 neighborhoods will bespectacled as promise zones. that will be the culmination of our effort to build on this
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credible model we're seeing happen before our eyes. the mission district is an inspiration. i can't thank you enough mr. mayor and louis the entire village to create what i see in front of me today. you are an inspiration and i'll go back to washington and talk to the president and make sure that this example lives up to the expectation because no child should grew up because of the zip code they were born in arrest thanks for hosting this today. let's take some questions >> questions? >> as you know we're not out of
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a housing authority sites and are you saying we should get away from the housing authority model and it's innovate truly a private-public partnership but a nonprofit partnership so this is not the way to go. >> so first of all, this is a housing site. ; right? this is what public housing used to be still owned by the housing authority with a strong partner it guarantees affordable housing and we had a young girl this morning to say what's the challenges and some housing is getting more expensive. look my job is not to come into cities and say this is the only model that can work. in some cities around the
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country preserving public housing is traditional funding form has worked well, but in lots of places examples like this but the mayor has started to do is bring in other partners. we want to support whatever the local vision is and we'll provide the tools. choice neighborhoods is one of the tools for distressed housing. our rental housing has helped bring in almost a billions of capital with no added monies to the tape recorder. so that's another partnership effort but wherever the mayor says they need the tools. i've been impressed and we're going to do everything we can to support that
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>> you know part of that we've looked very detailed at the best talent in the city and i must tell you your nonprofit managers are the best talent in the whole country. if you mentioned bridge or chinese development corporation or mission housing development. all of those are strong based nonprofits are star developments that their managing managing for all different incomes and we're going to use that talent. that's certainly the direction i'm heading towards. the way we've run the poverty housing in the past didn't work. people lost the vision of what they're doing and they didn't integrate the needs of the residents to the rest of the
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community. we stopped investing in the very people we were housing. and to me if you keep that in mind, i think we find new solutions. that's why promise and choice are to invaluable to us how you invest in the people and make the connections for them to succeed >> (inaudible). >> the housing authority capital budgets has been cut and cut again and might happen again on october 1st so if you can't provide the money that we need does it come from capital? >> what i believe and this president buildings is that
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sequestration is wrong it dramatically under funds programs and we have a lot of homeless folks going to be homeless again. we have homeless veterans that will be coming back on our streets. so public housing is one example of the defendant stat effects of sequestration and if we as a nation can get our priorities right and ask everyone those who have done well over the decades to contributor their fair share. unfortunately that's what sequestration has done. so have we tried to find ways to
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insure that public housing doesn't suffer given the bad choices by some in congress >> absolutely. it's not about just bringing up in private capital but whether you can have a grocery store or about creating a partnership that opens up public housing housing to be part of the community as the mayor said. yes part of it is getting new and creative source of capital but? not a neither nor. the federal government should be doing their fair share and with the cuts we've seen we need to do more. and the president has a budget that would significantly increase housing i hope congress
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funds that budget. but we're not going to depend upon on congress we're going to continue with the great leaders to save public housing >> last question. secretary (inaudible). mr. secretary can you tell us >> the first thing the president said his greatest education was on the south side of chicago. he learned a lot of lessons and he has asked the entire constant to travel around the country and learn the lessons from the community that have not just
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envisioned but create revitalizations. he told us to learn but the other message he wanted to make sure i got out if we're going to continue to live up to the ideals of our founders in america if this is a country no matter where you come from or what you look like if you work hard and play by the rules he can get ahead. we need to live up to those ideals and that means in neighborhoods where traditionally kids have had a tough time getting ahead and even though their lifespan was determined by their zip code we can't allow that. for promise zones his promise is to quadruple our budget and all
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those investments will help what the community of admission has become >> anyone else? okay. thank you >> thank you.