Children drawing with chalk
Photo: Felix Uribe, Courtesy of Tenderloin Community Benefit District

Tenderloin Community Action Plan

We Need Your Input!

Please join us and be part of the conversation about your neighborhood’s future by completing this anonymous 10-minute survey – closes November 30th.

Watch recorded videos of our Virtual Meetings on October 5, 2021.

The Tenderloin Community Action Plan is a neighborhood-driven collaboration between residents, community organizations, businesses, and City agencies. The Plan will identify current needs for the neighborhood’s diverse culture and population, and develop a collective vision for Tenderloin’s future. It will also develop an action plan for the following priorities identified by the community: housing and homelessness, open space, health and wellness, transit and mobility, economic development, arts and culture, and environmental justice.

The Tenderloin Community Action Plan aims to meet the needs of the neighborhood’s diverse and vulnerable population including the Black, American Indian, Latinx, Asian Pacific Islander, Middle Eastern/Arab and other communities of color; low-income; people living with disabilities; seniors; families and youth; LGBTQ+; and, unsheltered residents.

Map of the Tenderloin Community Action Plan Boundaries

Neighborhood map

Note that the map does not include Civic Center and UN Plaza since these spaces are included in the Civic Center Public Realm Plan and the Civic Center Initiative, among other efforts. 

Neighborhood Map

Map of area

The Tenderloin is a unique neighborhood with a range of perspectives, with the highest density of children in the city, and high concentrations of communities of color, seniors, people living with disabilities, artists, and community-based organizations and merchants. The neighborhood has long been a refuge for immigrants and the LGBTQ+ communities.

The Tenderloin has a long-standing history of activism and resiliency. The Uptown Historic District, the nation’s first Transgender District, North of Market Special Use District, and the Hotel Conversion Ordinance are a few examples of community-based efforts that preserve and protect affordable housing and tenants and celebrate the neighborhood’s diversity. Today, several community organizations and residents are continuing this tradition. Highlighting one of these achievements, the Tenderloin People’s Congress engaged over 1,200 community members in a conversation envisioning the neighborhood’s future in 2017, which resulted in the Vision 2020 Plan and sparked advocacy for the creation of the Tenderloin Community Action Plan.


We are collaborating with community-based organizations in the Tenderloin and City agencies that manage and administer work in the neighborhood.

Community-based Organizations
  • Tenderloin People’s Congress
  • Tenderloin Community Benefit District
  • Central City SRO Collaborative
  • Boys and Girls Club
  • Code Tenderloin
  • Urban Alchemy
  • The Healing Well
  • Faithful Fools
  • Glide
  • Downtown Streets Team
  • Tenderloin Housing Clinic
  • St. Anthony’s
  • HomeRise 
  • Block Safety Groups 
  • Southeast Asian Community Center 
  • Chinatown Community Development Corporation 
  • San Francisco Community Health 
  • Tenderloin Merchants Association 
  • Transgender Cultural District
  • Tenderloin Neighborhood Development Corporation
  • WalkSF 
  • Bicycle Coalition 
  • Hospitality House
City Agencies and Offices
  • District 6 Supervisor’s Office
  • Department of Public Health
  • Department of Public Works
  • Office of Economic and Workforce Development
  • Department of Homelessness and Supportive Housing
  • Healthy Streets Operations Center
  • San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency
  • Mayor’s Office of Housing and Community Development
  • Recreation and Parks Department
  • Fire Department
  • Police Department
  • Planning Department
We Need Your Input!

Community planning has the best outcomes when people with a broad range of perspectives and experiences contribute to the conversation.

We want to hear from you!

The following outlines the project’s schedule:

Completed in Fall 2020 – Organize
  • Identify stakeholders
  • Develop schedule and key dates
Winter/Summer 2021 – Share, Learn & Vision
  • Engage with community members
  • Collect background information/research
  • Identify Key Issues and Priorities
  • Develop guiding principals
Fall 2021/Winter 2022 – Explore Strategies
  • Develop and evaluate strategies and tools with community and City agency partners
Spring/Summer 2022 – Finalize
  • Prioritize strategies and actions
  • Review draft action plan
Beginning Summer 2022 – Implement
  • Collaborate with community and partners to implement strategies and action plan