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West Bay Pilipino Multi-Service Center

West Bay Pilipino Multi-Service Center is the oldest Filipino-led organization in San Francisco, serving the city’s Filipino immigrant and Asian Pacific Islander communities in the South of Market (SOMA) neighborhood for more than 50 years.

In 2020, with support from private and in-kind donations, including grant awards from the city of San Francisco and Community Vision through the San Francisco Office of Economic and Workforce Development’s Nonprofit Sustainability Initiative, West Bay secured the necessary funding to acquire a permanent building for their program. Community Vision’s Real Estate Solutions Consultant’s partnered with West Bay to provide technical assistance support, which helped the organization navigate the purchasing process, understand the intricacies of managing a building and usher the project forward. For a long standing organization like West Bay, finding their first long-term home in the heart of their community means preserving their organizational legacy, and is an opportunity to deepen their roots.

For local residents, the building helps create a sense of permanent belonging and stability in their lives amidst an environment of continued displacement. West Bay is on track to open the doors of its brand new building to the community by the Fall of 2022.