Startup Landed Helps Bay Area Teachers Buy Homes

Picture: The Landed Team Last week, Landed, a San Francisco Housing Action Coalition member, announced a $5 million investment from the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative. We wanted to check in with their team about all that’s happening with teacher housing, and what’s next. Here’s our chat with Ian Magruder, Landed’s Director of Partnerships.  What is Landed and…

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Three Proposals Revealed For Balboa Reservoir

Three Proposals Revealed For Balboa Reservoir

The three finalists selected to create a mixed-income community at Balboa Reservoir revealed their visions this past Saturday at a large community community. In attendance were Supervisor Norman Yee, the Balboa Reservoir Community Advisory Community (CAC), local residents and housing advocates. Owned by the San Francisco Public Utilities Commission, the Balboa Reservoir site is currently…

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California Legislature Votes on Housing Bills

If you were unaware, 2017 is the “Year Of Housing Bills” at the state legislature. Funding, streamlining and prevailing wages have been top of mind for many housing advocates, and we wanted to give you a quick rundown of what happened on “Deadline Day,” June 1st. All bills starting with SB (Senate Bills) now need…

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What’s Happened Since San Francisco Passed ADU Legislation?

In 2016, both the City of San Francisco and the State of California passed groundbreaking “Accessory Dwelling Unit” legislation. This means all Californians are, for the first time, allowed to add additional homes to their property or house. Commonly referred to as “granny flats”, these units often come in the form of backyard cottages or converted…

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Brisbane Baylands: A Once-In-A-Generation Opportunity

In the 18-year history of the San Francisco Housing Action Coalition (SFHAC), we had never stepped out of our 7×7 sandbox. Simply, San Francisco had enough challenges when it came to building housing, so our focus was always in the City. However, we acknowledged that a regional approach to our housing shortage was the only way…

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HOME-SF: Building Homes for Families Teachers, Firefighters, EMTs, and Working Middle-Class Families

HOME-SF: Building Homes for Families Teachers, Firefighters, EMTs, and Working Middle-Class Families

You can support this family-friendly housing legislation by reaching out directly to your elected official and speaking in support at the Land Use Committee on May 8th. This is will be the last opportunity to give public comment on the legislation. After misguided and unproductive delays, Supervisor Katy Tang’s “HOME-SF” legislation is back. The legislation…

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Central SOMA and a Region in Flux

On March 24th, the San Francisco Housing Action Coalition’s (SFHAC) Regulatory Committee heard from the Planning Department’s Steve Wertheim. Wertheim is the department lead on the Central SOMA Area Plan, a City effort to rezone a part of the neighborhood. Wertheim said the goal of the Plan is to create an economically, socially, and environmentally…

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SFHAC Supports Assembly Bills 71 and 73

SFHAC Supports Assembly Bills 71 and 73

The San Francisco Housing Action Coalition (SFHAC) is pleased to announce our “Intent To Support” for Assembly Bills 71 and 73. SFHAC’s Executive Committee (our governing body) still must sign off on the official endorsement. Both pieces of legislation come from the office of Assemblymember David Chiu, who represents the east side of San Francisco….

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FUF: Keeping San Francisco Green

FUF: Keeping San Francisco Green

On March 10th, the San Francisco Housing Action Coalition’s Regulatory Committee heard from Jasmine Lim from the Friends of the Urban Forest (FUF). Last November, voters passed “Prop E” which shifted ownership of trees on public sidewalks from property owners to the City. Developers are also required to add trees in front of major development…

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New California Building Code Adopted Starting 2017

The California Building Code (CBC) impacts housing development in San Francisco and across the state. Updates to the CBC occur every three years, and these changes can dramatically impact our approach to future projects. The City of San Francisco has significant amendments to the code, particularly relating to the Green Building Ordinance. State building codes…

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