Named for Bishop William E. Swing, who initiated Episcopal Community Services' response to homelessness 30 years ago, this 88,000 square foot development houses 134 formerly homeless men and women. Each efficiency unit is accessible or adaptable for persons with disabilities and includes a mini-kitchen and full bath. ECS's dedicated team of case managers and clinicians affords Bishop Swing residents the support they need to retain their housing in a warm community environment, allowing them to sustain increasingly healthy and independent lives.

Bishop Swing Community House (275 Tenth Street) is recognized as a LEED Silver building. In the United States and in a number of other countries around the world, LEED certification is the recognized standard for measuring building sustainability. Achieving LEED certification validates that a building project is truly "green."

The LEED green building rating system—developed and administered by the U.S. Green Building Council, a Washington D.C.-based, nonprofit coalition of building industry leaders—is designed to promote design and construction practices that increase profitability while reducing the negative environmental impacts of buildings and improving occupant health and well-being. LEED certified buildings are healthier places to live, produce lower utility bills, have better air quality, and leave a smaller environmental footprint behind.

To apply for ECS supportive housing, you must be directed to us by the City of San Francisco’s Department of Homelessness and Supportive Housing, having been found eligible for a City program. For more information, please visit the DHSH website or give them a call at (415) 252-3232.


ECS ADMINISTRATIVE OFFICES, 165 EIGHTH STREET, SAN FRANCISCO CA 94103 PH: (415) 487-3300 FAX: (415) 252-1743