Three Mayors Meet on Bay Area Housing

Three Mayors Meet on Bay Area Housing

Last Thursday evening, May 21st, the SF Housing Action Coalition hosted our 9th Annual Spring Forum reaching beyond the City’s 7×7 landmass, across the bay and down the peninsula to discuss housing, transportation and job centers. We brought together three big city mayors at a sold out SFJAZZ Center to explore these topics. For the…

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Let’s Eliminate the Off-Site Radius!

The City’s data show that for every person who gets an affordable home under the Inclusionary Ordinance, there are almost 30 unsuccessful applicants. At a time when we should be building drastically more permanently affordable housing, we’re still handcuffing developers with restrictive policies. The Off-Site inclusionary option delivers more affordable housing than any of the City’s…

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SF Takes On New Long Range Planning Initiatives

SF Takes On New Long Range Planning Initiatives

Apparently, what we think of as the modern city first occurred in London in the mid-1800s. It was facilitated by increased industrial specialization, which itself began with the Industrial Revolution a century earlier. As urban development specialized, it brought together the necessary talent: architects, financiers, engineers, designers and builders. A key invention that triggered this…

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Take Action: Let’s STOP the Mission Moratorium

This week Supervisor David Campos proposed a 45-day moratorium on building new market-rate housing in the Mission District, extendable for up to two years. Co-sponsored by Supervisors Norman Yee, Jane Kim, John Avalos and Eric Mar, the Mission moratorium would only allow production of 100% affordable housing. Yes, we must build more affordable housing AND…

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The History and Future of Granny Flats in San Francisco

The History and Future of Granny Flats in San Francisco

For decades, accessory dwelling units (ADUs) were hotly contested in San Francisco. Concerns over parking and added density raised issue with residents, and local opposition stifled any proposals that encouraged the construction of these low-impact, naturally affordable homes. But in the past two years, several new pieces of legislation have been adopted or are underway…

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