A First Look at Mission Action Plan 2020

A First Look at Mission Action Plan 2020

Claudia Flores visited us from the Planning Department last Friday to share the latest on the Mission Action Plan 2020 (MAP2020) with the SF Housing Action Coalition’s Regulatory Committee. The Mission neighborhood has been losing low- to moderate-income households faster than the SF average, and the Latino population has dropped from 50% to 38.5% of…

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Take Action: Support New Homes, Jobs and Open Space at 5M

In a dense city, we have very few opportunities to transform acres of parking lots and old commercial buildings into housing and vibrant urban spaces. On September 3rd, the Planning Commission will hold their final informational hearing on 5M, a mixed-use development at Fifth and Mission Streets that would bring 630 market-rate and 212 permanently affordable…

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Local Density Bonus Aims to Reach 30% Affordability

Local Density Bonus Aims to Reach 30% Affordability

Last Friday, Kearstin Dischinger from the Planning Department presented her team’s work on the Affordable Housing Bonus Program (AHBP), a new initiative that aims to reach the city’s affordable housing goals through greater density. The San Francisco AHBP goes above and beyond the state’s density bonus, removing density restrictions in non-planned area neighborhoods in exchange…

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How Mission Rock Came to the 40 Percent Affordability Mark

How Mission Rock Came to the 40 Percent Affordability Mark

When San Franciscans go to vote on the Mission Rock development on November 3rd, they should have a strong understanding of the project’s impressive affordability plan. Proposition D, Mission Rock, states that “at least 33%” of the homes will be below-market-rate (BMR), affordable to low, moderate and middle income residents. The ballot question will read:…

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How to Make Micro-Units Work with Good Design

How to Make Micro-Units Work with Good Design

Last week, twenty-five SF Housing Action Coalition (SFHAC) members walked through the City’s newest micro-units at The Panoramic during a tour led by the project’s developer, Patrick Kennedy of Panoramic Interests. The building at the corner of 9th and Mission Streets includes 160 micro-homes, with studios as compact as 274 square feet and three-bedroom suits…

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