FCDC was established in March 2016 by tenant association members, community advocates, lawyers, social service professionals and representatives of different community organizations.
As part of our organizing process, we developed a historical timeline of the Filipino Community in San Francisco to provide perspective to our work. In partnership with the Tenderloin Neighborhood Development Corporation, with funding from the 5M Project, we conducted survey research involving 253 Filipino respondents living in SoMa to describe their situation and identify their needs and concerns.
We collaborated with the Mint Mall Tenants Association, Canon Kip Senior Center, Tenderloin Filipino-American Community Association, Pilipino Senior Resource Center, West Bay Pilipino Multi-Service Center, church groups and other organizations on this project and in the process expanded our network. FCDC participated in community initiatives such as SoMa Pilipinas and the Asian Pacific Islander Partnership.
We advocated to keep the Gran Oriente Filipino Hotel as affordable housing and supported the passage to Proposition I, known as the Dignity Fund which supports the needs of seniors and people with disabilities.
We continue to seek partnership opportunities with housing and community organizations.