Freedom West 2.0

50th Year Anniversary Celebration Event

October 28, 2023

Celebrating the Past & Reimagining the Future



The Freedom West 50th Anniversary Celebration event is designed to be a celebration and recognition of the families, community members, government leaders, industry partners who made the original vision and mission of Freedom West possible some 50 years ago.

Founded by Bethel AME Church in 1973 in the wake of Urban Renewal, Freedom West was created to provide safe, affordable housing for low-income families of color. Using a co-op ownership model to enable housing stability and a pathway for underserved populations to build multi-generational wealth in a high-cost high opportunity city.

50 years after its founding, the event will also celebrate the resident, community, government and industry partners who are hard at work to reimagine Freedom West and set it on a pathway to self sustainably so that the next generation will be able to hold the 100th Year Anniversary.

Please confirm your attendance by clicking the “Register” link below and completing your information. (Space is limited. Registration will close once maximum capacity is reached).

The Battery Patio
The Battery Patio
The Battery San Francisco
The Battery San Francisco


What: Freedom West 50th Year Anniversary Celebration Event

Date: Saturday, October 28, 2023

Location: Freedom West Homes, 820 McAllister St, San Francisco, CA

Time: 10am -1pm PDT, followed by a reception.

Hosted by: Freedom West Homes, MacFarlane Partners, Avanath Capital, and Legacy First Partners

Welcome & Recognition of Partners • Mattie Scott, President, Freedom West • Opening Remarks & Prayer • Pastor Robert Shaw, Bethel AME Church • Preview of “REIMAGINING FREEDOM WEST” Narrated by Danny Glover Remarks By Senator Scott Wiener



reception to follow

Meet the Speakers

Mattie Scott

President, Freedom West Homes Corp

Landon Tayor

Co-Founder, Legacy First Partners

Victor MacFarlane

Chairman & CEO, MacFarlane Partners

Daryl Carter

Chairman & CEO, Avanath Capital Management

Senator Scott Wiener

California Senate District 11

Pastor Robert Shaw

Senior Pastor, Bethel AME Church

Supervisor Dean Preston

SF Board of Supervisors District 5

Michelle Flowers-Taylor

Co-Founder & CEO, Legacy First Partners


JP Morgan Chase • Low Income Investment Fund (LIIF) • Bethel AME Church • MacFarlane Partners • Avanath Capital Management • San Francisco Foundation • City and County of San Francisco

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ABOUT Freedom West

Freedom West Homes Corporation is a nonprofit housing cooperative containing 382 housing units located in the Fillmore District of San Francisco. In the late 1960s, in a period of civil turmoil, Rev. J Austell Hall had a vision to preserve a portion of the Fillmore District neighborhood that was being threatened by the city of San Francisco’s urban renewal. From this vision, he established Freedom West with the objective of creating a safe, affordable community, protecting cultural diversity, and providing a source of social and economic empowerment through co-operative ownership.

Macfarlane Partners Logo


MacFarlane Partners is a real estate investment management and development firm that acquires, develops and manages properties on behalf of some of the world’s largest pension plans and institutions. Founded in 1987, the firm pioneered the urban investment concept among institutional real estate investment managers in the 1990s and today is a leading investor in and developer of properties that promote smart growth, urban revitalization and sustainability in urban and high-density suburban areas nationwide. It is headquartered in San Francisco and operates a regional office in Los Angeles. For additional information, please visit the firm’s website at

Legacy First Partners


Legacy First Partners advises and invests in companies, organizations, and high-impact individual leaders who launch and scale transformational projects that aim to build multi-generational wealth and sustainability for underserved communities. 

Legacy First Partners


Avanath is an investment firm that acquires, owns, renovates, and operates affordable, workforce, and value-oriented apartment communities across the U.S. Avanath partners with institutional investors – both domestically and internationally – to deliver quality primary housing in major metropolitan and suburban markets.