About Marty's Place


Marty's Place Affordable Housing Corporation is a housing first for low-income people living with HIV/AIDS in San Francisco, known as Marty's Place. It is a partnership with the San Francisco Community Land Trust (SFCLT), and a nonprofit organization as a 501(c)3 in California.

History: Marty's Place was founded in 1993 by Richard Purcell, a Franciscan friar who came to San Francisco to care for his brother Marty, who was dying from AIDS. After Marty's passing, Richard continued using his brother's apartment to care for low-income people with AIDS. Richard passed in 2011. The building was left to the Aurora Dawn Foundation, which had been set up to manage Marty's Place and its publication called Seasons. The foundation turned the property over to Dolores Street Community Services and they approached the SFCLT for a solution. Today, Marty's Place is that solution.

Today, our networks extend through various, local AIDS service organizations and communities in San Francisco, and our friendships are everywhere.  

The current housing market in San Francisco has become unaffordable for many long-term, HIV-positive San Franciscans, who deserve  to have affordable housing and access to a high standard of medical care.  Marty's Place is a solution as a tenant-based model of self managed housing.

For information about our Board of Directors, please continue to scroll to the bottom.

Contact us:

Marty's Place Affordable Housing Corporation

P.O. Box 40342, San Francisco, CA  94149-0342

Email: mpahc@mpahc.org, Fax: 415-500-2224

On social media:

Facebook:  facebook.com/martysplacesf

Twitter:  @MartysPlaceSF




Board of Directors



Michael Rouppet, member director.

Michael is a Bay Area native and moved to San Francisco in 1992. He has lived throughout California and Smedjebacken, Sweden, and was in San Francisco during the mid-80s as the AIDS crisis continued to peak.  Michael got involved with the community response to HIV/AIDS through Queer Nation and ACT UP (AIDS Coalition To Unleash the Power) in the early '90s.  In 1993, he went to the March on Washington D.C. and marched with AIDS activists from around the country to hold the first red ribbon around the nation's capitol building and pay tribute to those lost at the site of the AIDS Memorial Quilt on display at the National Mall.

His experience as a tenant advocate began back in the '90s with the Alamo Square Neighborhood Association, and his work continued as a housing counselor at the Housing Rights Committee of San Francisco from 2014 through late 2015.  During that same time, Michael served on an HIV & Aging workgroup through the Department of Aging & Adult Services to represent the needs of homeless street populations and make policy recommendations for San Francisco to implement its Getting To Zero strategy.  He has also served for one year on a planning committee for Honoring Our Experience groups and retreats through the Shanti Project, facilitated groups on the retreats, and has worked with Let's Kick ASS (AIDS Survivor Syndrome). 

In 2015, Michael raised $3,600 for HIV services on the AIDS/LifeCycle and rode 545-miles on a mountain bike from San Francisco to Los Angeles as a homeless person, and to raise awareness about Marty's Place a month before it opened.  He has also worked with the David Lynch Foundation to emphasize wellness while exploring the impact of Transcendental meditation (TM) for people living with HIV/AIDS, and has spoken to national audiences about his experiences, improved health, and transition from the streets while using TM as a guidance tool.

Michael is a trained group facilitator with the Positive Living for US (PLUS) weekend seminars through Positive Force at the San Francisco AIDS Foundationhas spoken publicly about his experiences as a person living with HIV/AIDS since 1997. From 2000 to 2010, Michael worked as a peer educator at City College of San Francisco doing rape and domestic violence prevention through Project Survive for countless classes on campus.  His background includes a major in psychology with emphases on ethnic/minority cultural studies, women's studies, LGB studies and social justice coursework.  He is a certified Sexual Health educator and worked at the San Francisco AIDS Foundation through their Syringe Access Services program until late 2016.  

He was the first elected President for MPAHC in January 2015 and is currently serving his fourth term as a strong advocate for more housing for people living with HIV/AIDS in San Francisco.  In March 2016, he was elected to the Board of Directors for the San Francisco Community Land Trust and served one term as an advocate for quality of living standards and strategic infrastructure development as a Lessee representative until 2018.  Michael currently chairs the Community Outreach Committee and co-chairs the Finance Committee for Marty's Place.



Dominik mollica, member director.

One of the founding residents at Marty’s Place in 2015, Dominik currently chairs the Records and Notifications Committee, serves as vice chair for the Finance Committee, and is Ombudsperson for the Grievance Committee.











Craig has been a resident at Marty’s Place since 2016, and served on the board for Marty’s Place as Secretary. He currently chairs the Finance Committee, co-chairs the Community Outreach Committee, and volunteers at AIDS Emergency Fund focusing on providing financial grants for people living with HIV/AIDS in San Francisco.




Mason Jeffrys is currently the Associate Director of Dolores Street Community Services.  He started as their development manager and over the course of years has served in a variety of positions helping the agency grow from a shelter program to include a number of supportive housing programs, immigration programs, and most recently the Day Labor Program.  He began his career in nonprofits after graduating from college as a Volunteer Coordinator for a homeless shelter in Miami.




Dr. Win is an HIV specialist and primary care physician in the San Francisco Bay Area. Her academic affiliation is with UCSF Medical Center Parnassus where she is an Asst. Professor of Community and Family Medicine, Dept. of Community and Family Medicine, and Clinical Instructor in Infectious Diseases, Department of Medicine, UCSF Medical Center. She holds further certifications in HIV Medicine and Chronic Liver Disease, including Hepatitis B and C. She completed her residency training at U.C. Irvine College of Medicine. In addition, she is a medical epidemiologist and biostatistician graduating from Stanford University School of Medicine. She has greater than 12 years of medical practice and clinical research experience. She is passionate about promoting universal wellness and empowering the public through community education, medical education, and clinical research. In her free time, she enjoys hiking and spending time with her happy, canine companion Sebastian. Her qualities include Respect for all individuals embodied in humility, compassion, equity, and dignity.

Community Service Summary:

  • San Francisco AIDS Foundation, Community Education Speaker

  • Speakers Panel, American Liver Foundation

  • Member of Medical Advisory Committee, American Liver Foundation

  • Member Board of Directors, American Liver Foundation

  • Speakers Panel, Hepatitis B Foundation

  • Harm Reduction Volunteer, Hepatitis C and HIV, GLIDE

  • Clinical Instructor (Voluntary), Family Medicine Residency, UCSF/Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital.