Mission Highlight: Thank you Chad for sharing our Mission Highlight on District 10. District 10 includes the neighborhoods of Bayview-Hunters Point, Potrero Hill, Visitacion Valley, and Dogpatch. It is 30% Asian, 29% Black, 26% White, and 15% Hispanic.
Chad and his wife Theresa have been living in Dogpatch for about 9 months to live close to work, where Chad is an architect in FiDi and Theresa walks to work to UCSF Mission Bay Hospital. They love the Dogpatch for its sunshine, walkability, and industrial buildings that are being redeveloped into shops, artist collectives and restaurants.
Chad gave a history of the T-Line connecting this district leading to significant economic development, which has both increased employment opportunities but has raised cost of living (median home prices have doubled in ten years), displacing long-term residents. The African American population has decreased in the last 15 years from 50% to 30% today. Of the eleven districts, District 10 is 2nd highest in homelessness and 3rd highest in poverty. The Bayview is often referred to as the "Last Frontier in SF Real Estate".
Chad led us in prayer for District 10, for district supervisor Malia Cohen, for policies that balance neighborhood revitalization with the rights and wellbeing of underserved and long-term residents of the community. We prayed for the schools and students. For Old Skool Cafe, which Christ Church has supported, to continue to provide employment skills to at-risk youth in an effort to reduce cycles of violence, incarceration, and recidivism. We prayed for local gospel-centered churches such as The Bay City Church, led by Pastor Eddie Williams who has visited our congregation once before. We prayed to bless the Williams family as they prepare to launch this church in Fall 2018 with wisdom and discernment of God's will, encouragement and stamina for the marathon ahead, and the presence of God's Holy Spirit as they share Jesus with your people. Let's continue to pray for District 10 this week!