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October 2014

Mission Housing Development Corporation’s 40th Anniversary Celebration

October 23 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
The City Club,
155 Sansome Street, San Francisco, CA 94104 United States

Mission Housing Development Corporation is celebrating more than 40 years of leadership and commitment to providing high-quality affordable housing to seniors, families, and persons with special needs, as well as ensuring our residents’ access to important social programs located throughout our portfolio. This event is a great way to show your support for San Francisco’s affordable housing community and the 3,000 tenants MHDC currently houses throughout its portfolio.  You will enjoy a fun-filled evening of entertainment, an elaborate silent auction,…

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Hard Hat Tour of 100 Van Ness

October 23 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
100 Van Ness Trailer,
155 Hayes Street, San Francisco,

100 Van Ness, the former AAA headquarters, is one of the most prominent new housing developments in San Francisco. The project, developed by Emerald Fund and designed by Solomon Cordwell Buenz, will bring 399 new homes to the Civic Center neighborhood. But before residents move in, SFHAC members have a change to get a sneak peak inside the tower, as well as enjoy stellar views of the city. The hard-hat tour will be led by Plant Construction and will be followed by…

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Project Review Committee: 160 Folsom Street

October 22 @ 8:30 am - 10:00 am
Coblentz Patch Duffy & Bass LLP,
One Ferry Building, Suite 200, San Francisco, 94111

Registration is now closed for this meeting. If you are interested in attending, please contact Rob Poole at rob@sfhac.org. Get the inside scoop on the City’s housing pipeline. Provide direct feedback to the project architect and developer and help bring well-designed housing to San Francisco. We will see the plans for 160 Folsom Street, a new Transbay tower designed by Chicago-based architecture firm Studio Gang Architects. Read more about the project in John King’s article in the SF Chronicle. Project details:…

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Public Sites Portfolio Community Meeting #2

October 21 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Bayanihan Center,
1010 Mission Street, San Francisco, CA United States

Join the City of San Francisco in a dialogue on how to best utilize public property to improve affordability and livability in San Francisco’s neighborhoods. Under the Public Sites Portfolio, the City is actively pursuing more productive uses of certain underutilized public properties to help address key city priorities such as housing, transportation, and neighborhood sustainability and resilience. Come help the City determine the criteria for selecting the sites and which sites meet these criteria! The Public Sites Program is…

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Regulatory Committee: State Level CEQA

October 17 @ 8:30 am - 10:00 am
Farella, Braun + Martel,
235 Montgomery Street, 17th Floor, San Francisco, CA 94104 United States

Join us for a discussion of how recent changes made to CEQA in Sacramento will affect building in SF. Planners are moving from requiring studies of a project’s impact on car traffic to how a project affects vehicle miles traveled. We’ve invited The City’s Environmental Review Officer Sarah Bernstein Jones to give us a briefing. All SFHAC members welcome.

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Project Review Committee: 1028 Market Street

October 8 @ 8:30 am - 10:00 am
Steinberg Architects,
98 Battery Street, #300, San Francisco, 94111

Get the inside scoop on the City’s housing pipeline. Provide direct feedback to the project architect and developer and help bring well-designed housing to San Francisco. We’ll review the plans for a proposed mixed-use development at 1028 Market Street, the old Hollywood Billiards building. The project details are below: Address: 1028 Market Street Developer: Tidewater Capital Architect: Solomon Cordwell Buenz Number of units: 186 All SF Housing Action Coalition members are welcome to attend. Image credit: Curbed SF

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Building the Market and Octavia Plan

October 7 @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
654 Mission Street, San Francisco, 94105

Market and Octavia – the first Better Neighborhoods Plan – was adopted in 2007. Now the plan is becoming reality, with new projects at 8 Octavia, Parcel P, 300 Ivy and 400 Grove. Come hear from the architects of new housing development in the area as they share their vision for the future of Market and Octavia neighborhood. Co-hosted with SFHAC, SPUR and AIA SF.  Panelists: – Owen Kennerly, Kennery Architecture & Planning – Todd Aranaz , Fougeron Architecture – David…

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Regulatory Committee: Lessons from Across the Bay

October 3 @ 8:30 am - 10:00 am
Farella, Braun + Martel,
235 Montgomery Street, 17th Floor, San Francisco, CA 94104 United States

Stay current on the latest housing policy issues that impact our city. Discuss ideas, propose solutions, hear from policy experts and exchange information on current events and legislation at City Hall that affect housing and land use. Join us for a presentation and discussion with Rachel Flynn, Oakland’s Director of Planning and Acting Director of their Economic & Workforce Development. Learn about Oakland’s land use policy, development climate and approaches to housing affordability. Here’s an opportunity to get your questions…

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2014 Housing Heroes Awards

October 1 @ 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Hotel Whitcomb,
1231 Market Street, San Francisco, CA 94103 United States

2014 Housing Heroes Event Recap Jump to the photos from the 2014 Housing Heroes Awards  Each year, the San Francisco Housing Action Coalition (SFHAC) recognizes exceptional individuals for their contributions in creating housing solutions for all San Franciscans. This year also marks SFHAC’s 15th birthday! This year, we are proud to honor: John Stewart, Chairman and Founder of the John Stewart Company and long-time affordable housing champion, both locally and nationally. Gordon Chin, founding Executive Director of Chinatown Community Development Center, will receive our Lifetime Achievement Award…

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September 2014

Outreach Committee: Fall Tours

September 26 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Trumark Urban,
90 New Montgomery Street, Suite 750, San Francisco, CA 94104 United States

Coordinate parties, tours and happy hours expanding SFHAC’s reach into the community. Creative cats are encouraged to join this committee to ensure our organization stays fresh, relevant and overall, fun. Bring your ideas! We just completed a very successful Public Art Bike Tour and are looking to do more events before the year’s end. Join the Outreach Committee Friday to help organize other creative tours that engage San Franciscans on housing in their city.

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