The city is replacing run-down buildings with a modern mixed income development called "Hunter's View," and Mayor Gavin Newsom broke ground on Wednesday.
Supervisor Sophie Maxwell represents the district.
"The Bayview Hill and Nob Hill should not be so different. To think that they're in the same city, you cannot believe it. When it rains it's like being in Louisiana, Katrina sometimes up here. You can't get out of the front door and you can't get out of the back door. And that's something that should not happen in San Francisco and that's something that will no longer happen in San Francisco," she said.
This is phase one of the "Hope SF" project to rebuild eight public housing sites. It's being paid for funded by up to $200 million in local, state and federal money.