Affordable Housing Bonus Program Faces A Vote On June 28th

Affordable Housing Bonus Program Faces A Vote On June 28th

This Tuesday, the San Francisco Board of Supervisors will vote on a portion of Sup. Katy Tang’s Affordable Housing Bonus Program (AHBP). Sup. Tang split the AHBP into two pieces at the Land Use Committee hearing on June 13th: the 100% affordable housing component and the Mixed-Income (market-rate) housing component. At that same June 13th hearing,…

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Two Ways to Build Affordable Housing – Which Do You Want?

On Tuesday, June 21st, the Board of Supervisors will vote between two very different plans to build affordable housing in San Francisco. The San Francisco Housing Action Coalition has reviewed and endorsed the proposed 100% component of the Affordable Housing Bonus Program. There’s an inferior competing proposal attempting to make a coup on this vetted…

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David Tejeda on the Future of Balboa Reservoir

David Tejeda, a baby-boomer Sunnyside resident who lives four blocks from the Balboa Reservoir, sat down with the SFHAC to talk about his vision for his neighborhood. What’s your background? I was born in Germany and after traveling all over the world, I settled in San Francisco in 1976. I’ve worked on buildings in San…

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The Rise of the YIMBY

I’ve had a revelation. I’m not going to complain about housing anymore. It doesn’t do any good. I’ve probably complained about the price or availability of decent housing in San Francisco every day for the last five years, and, if anything, the situation has only gotten worse. The city’s population continues to grow, and prices…

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Don’t Let Balboa Reservoir Be a Missed Opportunity

Don’t Let Balboa Reservoir Be a Missed Opportunity

The 17-acre parking lot at Balboa Reservoir could one day become a vibrant community, with new housing, retail, public amenities and parks. Given that it’s a 15-minute walk to the Balboa BART Station, less than 5 minutes from MUNI light rail, and adjacent to City College, the San Francisco Housing Action Coalition (SFHAC) believes this…

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Nominate a 2016 Housing Hero

Nominate a 2016 Housing Hero

Every year, the San Francisco Housing Action Coalition recognizes worthy individuals and developments that have made exceptional contributions to building housing at all levels of affordability in San Francisco. In the fall, we’ll celebrate them with a big party at our 14th annual Housing Heroes Awards. Mark your calendars for this year’s event! 14th Annual…

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Don’t Let SF Be Exempt from As-of-Right Housing

Don’t Let SF Be Exempt from As-of-Right Housing

We recently announced that Governor Brown wants to make housing that meets certain conditions as-of-right (also called ‘by-right’). This would make it significantly easier to build market-rate and affordable homes next to transit in San Francisco. The measure has received significant support from urbanists and people have been sending postcards to their legislators to move…

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