BREAKING: Central SoMa Plan Could Generate Up to $2B in Public Benefits

BREAKING: Central SoMa Plan Could Generate Up to $2B in Public Benefits

The Central SoMa Plan, San Francisco’s last area plan in the pipeline, has the potential deliver thousands of new homes and immense benefits for the community and affordable housing.  Thanks to John Kevlin of Reuben, Junius & Rose, for allowing us to republish his blog outlining the community benefits just announced.  No conversation can be had…

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Why the Off-Site Radius Should be Removed

Why the Off-Site Radius Should be Removed

Because of the affordability crisis, there is enormous pressure on market-rate developers to increase production of affordable housing. If, under the Inclusionary Housing Ordinance, they built their affordable housing off-site, instead of the standard 12 percent affordable rate, they would deliver 20 percent – a big improvement. However, the off-site option is very rarely used…

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Transportation Sustainability Program: New Housing Will Keep SF Moving

Transportation Sustainability Program: New Housing Will Keep SF Moving

With San Francisco’s rising population and a drastic need for more funding to keep SFMTA moving people around town efficiently, City agencies are crafting a major new transit program. The Transportation Sustainability Program (TSP) mandates that new housing developments pay a Transportation Sustainability Fee (TSF) starting this Fall. The TSP will help the City close…

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Board of Supervisors Refused Moratorium Last Tuesday

Board of Supervisors Refused Moratorium Last Tuesday

Last Tuesday morning before the Board of Supervisors meeting, the SF Housing Action Coalition participated in a press conference hosted by Supervisors Wiener and Farrell, to demonstrate our opposition for the Mission moratorium the Board of Supervisors would be voting on later that day.  Starting at 3pm, the full Board of Supervisors heard from almost two…

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Q&A with Supervisor Campos on the Moratorium

Q&A with Supervisor Campos on the Moratorium

The next morning after the nine hour Board of Supervisor hearing on the Mission moratorium, Supervisor David Campos spoke to a full room of SFHAC’s members at June’s monthly membership meeting. Below is a rough transcript of the discussion Supervisor Campos kicked off the meeting by saying that he believes the two sides have more…

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Who’s Your 2015 Housing Hero?

Who’s Your 2015 Housing Hero?

For the past 12 years, the SF Housing Action Coalition has been recognizing exceptional individuals and developments that create innovative solutions to build new housing at all levels of affordability in San Francisco. In the fall, we celebrate these individuals who are a Housing Hero with a big party (stay tuned for the date and…

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