A Peek into a Tenderloin Tiny Space

A Peek into a Tenderloin Tiny Space

The SF Housing Action Coalition talked with Luke and Georgy about their compact Tenderloin apartment. Walkers, bicyclists, transit riders (and occasional car-sharers), they have lived together car-free in their downtown studio since 2010. Here are their tips and tricks for living in tiny spaces. How did you two decide on a studio apartment? Luke: This…

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Supervisorial Campaign May Hamper ADU Progress

Supervisorial Campaign May Hamper ADU Progress

In April of 2014, the Planning Commission and Board of Supervisors unanimously passed legislation sponsored by Supervisor Scott Wiener that allows the construction of new Accessory Dwelling Units (ADUs), or “in-laws”, in the Castro District. Supervisor Wiener now wants to expand the same legislation to the rest of District 8 and Supervisor Julie Christensen would…

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Which Supervisors Are Helping and Hurting Our Housing Crisis?

Which Supervisors Are Helping and Hurting Our Housing Crisis?

The SF Moderates are an all-volunteer, non-partisan political action committee that advocates for San Francisco values and common sense solutions. They launched their first-ever Housing Report Card this week that will be mailed to 35,000 voters in San Francisco. It is obvious that the crisis demands strong leadership to speed up production of new homes to…

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Planning Commission Considers Interim Controls for Mission Housing

Planning Commission Considers Interim Controls for Mission Housing

Last Thursday, the Planning Commission voted 5 to 1 (Commissioner Antonini opposed, Commissioner Hillis absent) in favor of implementing interim controls on certain housing projects the Mission District. The purpose of the controls, according to the Planning Department, is to find “time to finalize a cohesive strategy to provide more affordable housing and economic stability.”…

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Another Missed Affordable Housing Opportunity

Another Missed Affordable Housing Opportunity

As we enter our third year of an affordability crisis, the SF Housing Action Coalition continues to ask, “How are we doing? How much progress have we made to ending this crisis?” Not enough, we’re afraid! While there’s lots of talk about building more affordable housing, too many projects still routinely encounter hurdles, battles and…

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How San Francisco Can Achieve Prop K’s Goals

How San Francisco Can Achieve Prop K’s Goals

San Franciscans set an ambitious goal when they voted for Prop K in November of 2014. The measure states that the City must strive to build or rehabilitate at least 30,000 homes by 2020, with 50 percent affordable for “middle-class” households, and at least 33 percent affordable for “low and moderate-income” households. The SF Housing Action…

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