SFHAC Applauds Land Use Committee Appointments

Last week, Board of Supervisors President London Breed selected her appointees to the San Francisco Land Use and Transportation Committee. The members include District 2 Supervisor Mark Farrell, who will chair the committee, District 3 Supervisor Aaron Peskin and District 4 Supervisor Katy Tang (pictured in that order from left to right). Supervisor Peskin is the…

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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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Scott Wiener Answers Our Housing Questions

This November, Supervisor Scott Wiener is running to represent San Francisco and part of San Mateo County in the California State Senate. Since housing is a top-of-mind issue for many residents, the San Francisco Housing Action Coalition (SFHAC) asked the Supervisor a number of questions. As a 501(c)3, SFHAC does not endorse candidates and these answers…

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Jane Kim Answers Our Housing Questions

This November, Supervisor Jane Kim is running to represent San Francisco and part of San Mateo County in the California State Senate. Since housing is a top-of-mind issue for many residents, the San Francisco Housing Action Coalition (SFHAC) asked the Supervisor a number of questions. As a 501(c)3, SFHAC does not endorse candidates and these…

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Tell Mayor Lee You Want By-Right Housing in San Francisco

Tell Mayor Lee You Want By-Right Housing in San Francisco

Governor Jerry Brown’s recent proposal to allow by-right housing could play a major role in addressing California’s chronic housing shortage. Creating more certainty for building housing in cities, whether market-rate or subsidized, is the best way to create more economic opportunities for California’s residents. However, some of our Supervisors disagree and are trying to quash…

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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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Don’t Let SF Be Exempt from As-of-Right Housing

Don’t Let SF Be Exempt from As-of-Right Housing

We recently announced that Governor Brown wants to make housing that meets certain conditions as-of-right (also called ‘by-right’). This would make it significantly easier to build market-rate and affordable homes next to transit in San Francisco. The measure has received significant support from urbanists and people have been sending postcards to their legislators to move…

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