The Importance and Potential of Transit Oriented Development

Introduction  Transit and housing are inextricably linked. However, in most of the United States, including the Bay Area, public transit cannot live up to its full potential due to a variety of policy decisions over the past half century that have eroded funding. The public demands better reliability and service from public transportation, yet often…

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18 Years of Housing Heroes!

The Housing Action Coalition annually recognizes outstanding individuals and developments that have made exceptional contributions to building more housing at all levels of affordability throughout the San Francisco Bay Area at our Housing Heroes Awards.  We’re proud to have awarded the following individuals and groups for their contributions to the homebuilding community. Former Awardees 2020:…

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Opticos Design Presents: Missing Middle Housing!

As part of our June 15 How to Implement Upzoning discussion, panelist Stefan Pellegrini from Opticos Design included a compelling presentation about the importance of “Missing Middle” housing and how cities can build more of it. In response to numerous requests for his presentation, Stefan has graciously made it available here. For even more information,…

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How to Implement Upzoning

All of us at HAC were excited to host a very interesting and practical June 16 panel on how to implement upzoning with success starring Professor Karen Chapple (UC Berkeley Urban Displacement Project), Stefan Pelligrini (Opticos Design), Nikki Beasley (Richmond Neighborhood Housing Services), and Rachel Tanner (San Francisco Planning Commission). We greatly appreciate our expert…

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Spring Symposium: The Movie!

Many thanks to everyone who tuned in to Building Momentum: The Housing Action Coalition’s 15th Annual Spring Symposium! If you missed the live event, or want to relive the experience, our program video is now available.   We’ve received outstanding feedback about our insightful speakers and we hope you’ll watch and share with others. Building Momentum’s…

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