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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Mayor Lee Vetoes Supervisors’ Resolution Against By-Right Housing

Mayor Lee Vetoes Supervisors’ Resolution Against By-Right Housing

After hearing from housing advocacy organizations, residents and employees of San Francisco, Mayor Lee vetoed the Supervisors’ resolution again by-right housing. Last week, in a 6-5 vote, the Supervisors encouraged the San Francisco legislative delegation in Sacramento to have Governor Brown include a series of amendments to his by-right legislation, or else oppose the Governor’s…

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Transportation Demand Management Ready to Launch!

Transportation Demand Management Ready to Launch!

Over the last few years, the San Francisco Housing Action Coalition (SFHAC) has watched as urban transportation policy planning morphed from a car-centric approach to one that recognizes the environmental challenges actually faced by cities. The goal was to create policies that incorporate transit and alternatives to cars during the project’s planning. The Transportation Demand…

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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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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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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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Jerry Brown Wants “As-of-Right” Housing

Jerry Brown Wants “As-of-Right” Housing

Last week, Governor Jerry Brown announced introduction of potentially landmark legislation that would allow for “as-of-right” housing in California. This means that developments meeting certain conditions would not be subject to discretionary review by local decision-making bodies, or endless appeals by disgruntled local neighbors. If you feel as strongly about housing as we do, then…

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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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