Announcement: Tim Colen to Step Down as SFHAC Executive Director

Announcement: Tim Colen to Step Down as SFHAC Executive Director

The Executive Committee of the San Francisco Housing Action Coalition (SFHAC) and its Executive Director, Tim Colen, have announced Mr. Colen’s decision to step down after 11 years and following the 2016 November General Election.  Established in 1999, the SFHAC has become San Francisco’s preeminent housing policy and advocacy organization that works for the creation of…

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Mayor Lee Vetoes Supervisors’ Resolution Against By-Right Housing

Mayor Lee Vetoes Supervisors’ Resolution Against By-Right Housing

After hearing from housing advocacy organizations, residents and employees of San Francisco, Mayor Lee vetoed the Supervisors’ resolution again by-right housing. Last week, in a 6-5 vote, the Supervisors encouraged the San Francisco legislative delegation in Sacramento to have Governor Brown include a series of amendments to his by-right legislation, or else oppose the Governor’s…

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Tell Mayor Lee You Want By-Right Housing in San Francisco

Tell Mayor Lee You Want By-Right Housing in San Francisco

Governor Jerry Brown’s recent proposal to allow by-right housing could play a major role in addressing California’s chronic housing shortage. Creating more certainty for building housing in cities, whether market-rate or subsidized, is the best way to create more economic opportunities for California’s residents. However, some of our Supervisors disagree and are trying to quash…

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Enjoy some Summer Street Fair Fun with SFHAC

Enjoy some Summer Street Fair Fun with SFHAC

The San Francisco Housing Action Coalition (SFHAC) has a long-standing tradition of finding different ways to engage the community. Whether through attendance at neighborhood meetings, participating in brown-bag forums, or speaking on panels, it’s so important for us to understand the priorities of the citizens in our great city. Recently, we’ve increased our efforts to…

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Three More Floors for Affordable Housing

Three More Floors for Affordable Housing

On Tuesday, the San Francisco Board of Supervisors unanimously passed the 100% Affordable Housing Bonus Program. This legislation grants affordable housing developers the right to add three extra floors and additional density in 100% affordable projects. Immediately, it means that seven affordable projects currently in the pipeline could add 203 additional units above the currently…

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Filling those Ground Floors with San Francisco Makers

Filling those Ground Floors with San Francisco Makers

A common concern we’ve heard about new housing developments is that the ground floor spaces are left sitting vacant for far too long. This shared space is vital to a project’s success, whether to residents of the building or people just passing by, so it’s important to fill these spaces in ways that contribute to…

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Announcing Our 2016 Housing Heroes!

The San Francisco Housing Action Coalition (SFHAC) is thrilled to announce the 2016 winners of the Housing Hero Award. This year, we will honor District 4 Supervisor Katy Tang and renowned journalist Kim-Mai Cutler. In just the past couple of years, these two ladies have been leaders in pushing for solutions to the affordability crisis…

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Transportation Demand Management Ready to Launch!

Transportation Demand Management Ready to Launch!

Over the last few years, the San Francisco Housing Action Coalition (SFHAC) has watched as urban transportation policy planning morphed from a car-centric approach to one that recognizes the environmental challenges actually faced by cities. The goal was to create policies that incorporate transit and alternatives to cars during the project’s planning. The Transportation Demand…

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AHBP Vote Continued to July 12th

AHBP Vote Continued to July 12th

If you haven’t figured out by now, let’s be very clear. Housing legislation can change on a daily, even hourly basis. We previously told you that the Board of Supervisors was going to vote on a portion of the Affordable Housing Bonus Program on Tuesday, June 28. However, they decided to postpone that vote until…

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