An interview with San Francisco’s Ellie Rossiter on the HOPE SF work transforming and improving public housing communities

By Jeff Raderstrong.

Last April, five new sites from the southern and western U.S. joined the existing partners in The Integration Initiative (TII). Albuquerque, New Orleans, San Antonio, San Francisco and Seattle/ King County will apply the principles of collective impact to increase opportunities for low-income people.

Living Cities and our partners learned a lot from the first round of TII – and know we still have room to grow. In the second round, we’ve committed to a developmental evaluation approach. We will be refine what we are doing – and sharing our learning – as we go.

With that in mind, we asked the directors of our new site partners to share what they are learning as a part of TII. We’ve already heard from Albuquerque’s Mayor Berry and Initiative Director, Robin Brule, New Orleans’ Angela Taylorand San Antonio’s Jeanne Russell.

Today, San Francisco Initiative Director, Ellie Rossiter, shares her reflections on what HOPE SF has learned about transforming and improving public housing communities.

Did what Ellie said resonate with you? Share what you are learning about collective impact in the comments below.