Looking Back on 2016, Ahead Towards a Bright Future

Looking Back on 2016, Ahead Towards a Bright Future

The San Francisco Housing Action Coalition (SFHAC) experienced the ups and downs of the housing world during an eventful 2016. We want to look back at some of the memorable events of the last year. Most housing starts and ends at San Francisco’s City Hall. The first big win came in February when the Board…

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The State Density Bonus Has Arrived in San Francisco

The State Density Bonus Has Arrived in San Francisco

On Thursday December 8th, the San Francisco Planning Commission approved the first market-rate housing project to apply the state density bonus law. The vote was 5-1. Commissioner Melgar was the dissenting vote and Commissioner Moore was absent. This marks a tremendous win for housing advocates who have pushed for this law’s implementation over many years….

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Mayor’s Office of Housing Rolls Out Prop A Funding

Mayor’s Office of Housing Rolls Out Prop A Funding

Last week, San Francisco Housing Action Coalition (SFHAC) members got a front-row seat at a briefing from Deputy Director Kate Hartley, Mayor’s Office of Housing and Community Development (MOHCD), on the various programs that agency is deploying to fund affordable housing. In particular, we got a report on how Prop A, the Affordable Housing Bond…

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Three More Floors for Affordable Housing

Three More Floors for Affordable Housing

On Tuesday, the San Francisco Board of Supervisors unanimously passed the 100% Affordable Housing Bonus Program. This legislation grants affordable housing developers the right to add three extra floors and additional density in 100% affordable projects. Immediately, it means that seven affordable projects currently in the pipeline could add 203 additional units above the currently…

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AHBP Vote Continued to July 12th

AHBP Vote Continued to July 12th

If you haven’t figured out by now, let’s be very clear. Housing legislation can change on a daily, even hourly basis. We previously told you that the Board of Supervisors was going to vote on a portion of the Affordable Housing Bonus Program on Tuesday, June 28. However, they decided to postpone that vote until…

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Affordable Housing Bonus Program Faces A Vote On June 28th

Affordable Housing Bonus Program Faces A Vote On June 28th

This Tuesday, the San Francisco Board of Supervisors will vote on a portion of Sup. Katy Tang’s Affordable Housing Bonus Program (AHBP). Sup. Tang split the AHBP into two pieces at the Land Use Committee hearing on June 13th: the 100% affordable housing component and the Mixed-Income (market-rate) housing component. At that same June 13th hearing,…

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Two Ways to Build Affordable Housing – Which Do You Want?

On Tuesday, June 21st, the Board of Supervisors will vote between two very different plans to build affordable housing in San Francisco. The San Francisco Housing Action Coalition has reviewed and endorsed the proposed 100% component of the Affordable Housing Bonus Program. There’s an inferior competing proposal attempting to make a coup on this vetted…

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The Rise of the YIMBY

I’ve had a revelation. I’m not going to complain about housing anymore. It doesn’t do any good. I’ve probably complained about the price or availability of decent housing in San Francisco every day for the last five years, and, if anything, the situation has only gotten worse. The city’s population continues to grow, and prices…

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SFHAC’s 2016 Policy Agenda

SFHAC’s 2016 Policy Agenda

The San Francisco Housing Action Coalition (SFHAC) works to solve San Francisco’s housing crisis by creating new housing opportunities for all SF residents at all income levels. Our City needs more affordable, middle-income and market-rate housing, as well as a diversity of housing types for both renters and buyers. The SFHAC wants to ensure that…

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