What is the omi..

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Located in San Francisco’s southwestern-most area, District 11 (D11), the Ocean View-Merced Heights-Ingle­side (OMI) area is a vibrant community with a strong tradi­tion of service. Approximately 45,000 people live in the OMI (2000 U.S. Census) and it is one of the most diverse areas in the City and County of San Francisco.


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 The Resilient OMI (ROMI) Resilience Action Plan development process is designed to provide all essential community stakeholder organizations an opportunity to contribute to the creation of a unifying Resilience Action Plan for the neighborhoods along the Brotherhood Way Corridor. Each partner community will be able to craft a customized resident planning process that reflects their location and availability.          


In September 2009, San Francisco District 11 Supervisor John Avalos and the Community Development Division of the Mayor’s Office of Housing (MOH) began discussing a planning process that would increase the capacity of Ocean View-Merced Heights-Ingleside service providers to collaborate to address and advocate for the community’s needs and to further the dialogue between the community and the city.

Supervisor Avalos and MOH envisioned a planning process that would:
1) contribute to a responsive community-driven vision for the OMI and
2) create a collective under­standing by the City, Supervisor, and the OMI community of the assets, needs, and community priorities in order to make strategic investments.

The process would represent a partnership and continued investment by the city in the OMI community. The OMI Service Providers Cohort was created as the main vehicle through which this process would be implemented.


The OMI Service Providers Cohort has since merged with other community groups and stakeholders to form the OMI Community Collaborative (OMICC).

The group has identified core objectives for its continuing work, including the following:
• Raising the profile of the OMI community to “place the OMI back on the map”
• Creating a united voice to advocate on behalf of the needs of the OMI community
• Exchanging information, collaborating, and leveraging knowledge and resources
• Highlighting the assets and cultural richness of people living and working in the OMI
• Fostering government-community dialogue and partnership
• Strengthening existing services and assets
• Closing service gaps
• Furthering community cohesion and strengthening community pride
• Increasing investment in the OMI (government, foun­dations, educational institutions, and businesses)
• Eliminating blight and beautifying the community


The OMI is comprised of three unique smaller neighbor­hoods: Ocean View, Merced Heights, and Ingleside/Ingle­side Terraces. (Ingleside and Ingleside Terraces were once two separate neighborhoods, but are now treated as one neighborhood.)

The origin of each neighborhood is distinct and varied by time, social class, ethnicity, land use, and economic activity. Historically, each neighbor­hood developed separately.

Ocean View began to develop during the 1860s and saw mostly agricultural uses during the 19th century.

Merced Heights emerged as an island of African-American home ownership after World War II, uphill from earlier residential parks and apartment complexes that banned ownership or occupation by people of color.

Ingleside’s birth depended heavily on gambling and racing institutions in the late 19th century. Its growth as a working-class neighborhood only came after the end of those businesses. Ingleside Terraces developed as a “high-class residen­tial park” in the early 20th century with a master plan of curving thoroughfares and residential restrictions.