SFHAC June 2018 Ballot Proposition Guide

State Prop 69: This measure would require that revenue from the diesel sales tax and Transportation Improvement Fee, as enacted by Senate Bill 1 (SB 1), be used for transportation-related purposes; and exempt revenue generated by SB 1’s tax increases and fee schedules from the state appropriations limit. Investing in our transit infrastructure is critical…

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20 Housing Terms You Need To Know

The housing world can be confused, so we wanted to provide definitions to 20 terms about housing that you need to know: Accessory Dwelling Unit: Accessory dwelling units (ADUs) are more commonly known as “in-laws” or “granny-flats.” They are smaller units that are cheaper to build than most new housing and can be added within…

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Statecraft Looks to Quantify Housing Production

Recently, the San Francisco Housing Action Coalition’s Regulatory Committee heard from Yury Lifshits, co-founder of Statecraft. Statecraft’s goal is pretty straightforward: use data to help us understand how housing gets built in San Francisco and beyond. Statecraft consolidates public reports on preliminary project applications (PPAs), Planning Commission entitlements, and construction permits with the goal of…

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Build Public: Building Our Open Space

Build Public: Building Our Open Space

At a recent Regulatory Committee meeting, we heard from Brooke Ray Rivera, Executive Director of Build Public.  In her own words, “Build Public is a San Francisco nonprofit that empowers communities to create and sustain great public spaces. They leverage creative public-private partnerships to create win-win public realm improvements that benefit the city, community and…

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City Announces Winning Team to Build Housing at Balboa Reservoir

City Announces Winning Team to Build Housing at Balboa Reservoir

After years of public meetings, the City of San Francisco announced the winning bid to develop the Balboa Reservoir into mixed-income housing! The process, led by the Office of Economic and Workforce Development, the Planning Department, and the Public Utilities Commission, narrowed the applicants to three finalist during the summer, and picked a winning team…

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SFHAC And Other Regional Leaders Urge Brisbane To Support Housing

Last week, SFHAC and other regional leaders on housing co-signed a letter to the Brisbane City Council urging them to support a land use plan at Brisbane Baylands that includes a substantial amount of housing. This project has become the poster child for the housing crisis. Brisbane’s decision-makers must understand that what happens at the…

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Startup Landed Helps Bay Area Teachers Buy Homes

Picture: The Landed Team Last week, Landed, a San Francisco Housing Action Coalition member, announced a $5 million investment from the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative. We wanted to check in with their team about all that’s happening with teacher housing, and what’s next. Here’s our chat with Ian Magruder, Landed’s Director of Partnerships.  What is Landed and…

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Three Proposals Revealed For Balboa Reservoir

Three Proposals Revealed For Balboa Reservoir

The three finalists selected to create a mixed-income community at Balboa Reservoir revealed their visions this past Saturday at a large community community. In attendance were Supervisor Norman Yee, the Balboa Reservoir Community Advisory Community (CAC), local residents and housing advocates. Owned by the San Francisco Public Utilities Commission, the Balboa Reservoir site is currently…

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California Legislature Votes on Housing Bills

If you were unaware, 2017 is the “Year Of Housing Bills” at the state legislature. Funding, streamlining and prevailing wages have been top of mind for many housing advocates, and we wanted to give you a quick rundown of what happened on “Deadline Day,” June 1st. All bills starting with SB (Senate Bills) now need…

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What’s Happened Since San Francisco Passed ADU Legislation?

In 2016, both the City of San Francisco and the State of California passed groundbreaking “Accessory Dwelling Unit” legislation. This means all Californians are, for the first time, allowed to add additional homes to their property or house. Commonly referred to as “granny flats”, these units often come in the form of backyard cottages or converted…

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