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Covia announces affiliation with Bethany Center

Covia Affordable Communities is pleased to announce it is entering into an affiliation with Bethany Center Senior Housing (BCSH) of San Francisco, strengthening both organizations’ ability to provide housing and services to low-income seniors in San Francisco. The affiliation agreement was approved by the Department of Housing and Urban Development and was finalized on March 15, 2018.

Bethany Center, located in the Mission District, was established in the late 1960’s as a ministry of the Methodist church in San Francisco to provide affordable housing for low income seniors. In addition to 133 apartments, Bethany offers programs, activities, and special events at Ruth’s Table, an art and wellness space named for renowned San Francisco artist Ruth Asawa.

Covia Affordable Communities and Bethany share a common mission to provide a continuum of care for seniors of all backgrounds. Bethany Center Chief Executive Officer Jerry Brown continues in his role leading Bethany Center.

“Together BCSH and Covia will be able to expand affordable housing to low and middle income seniors and meet the needs of our aging population with innovative services that allow them to remain at home as long as possible circumventing institutional care,” says Brown.

BCSH will join other senior affordable housing communities operated by Covia: Lytton Gardens in Palo Alto; Presidio Gate Apartments in San Francisco; Oak Center Towers in Oakland; and Jennings Court in Santa Rosa. Brown states he “looks forward to becoming part of the Covia vision on how to best meet the needs of our aging population through housing and supportive service delivery in the place they call home.”

Karim Sultan, Vice President of Affordable Housing for Covia, says, “We are so pleased that Bethany is now part of Covia Affordable Communities because they serve a very low income population that would not be able to live in San Francisco – or anywhere near San Francisco – without them.”

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