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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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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Jerry Brown Wants “As-of-Right” Housing

Jerry Brown Wants “As-of-Right” Housing

Last week, Governor Jerry Brown announced introduction of potentially landmark legislation that would allow for “as-of-right” housing in California. This means that developments meeting certain conditions would not be subject to discretionary review by local decision-making bodies, or endless appeals by disgruntled local neighbors. If you feel as strongly about housing as we do, then…

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SFHAC Members Win Bid to Develop Affordable Housing at 88 Broadway

SFHAC Members Win Bid to Develop Affordable Housing at 88 Broadway

The SF Housing Action Coalition congratulates the John Stewart Company, BRIDGE Housing and Leddy Matyum Stacy Architects for winning the City’s Request for Proposals (RFP) to develop the two parking lots at 88 Broadway Street into 182 homes for low- and middle-income residents. “JSCO and BRIDGE are very pleased to have been selected for this…

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Planning Commission Debates the Inclusionary Housing Trailing Legislation

Last week, the Planning Commission voted on the trailing legislation that would enact the Sups Kim- Peskin June charter amendment. The stakes of this discussion are very high since it affects thousands of homes that are in the planning process pipeline, but not yet finally approved. The SFHAC has serious concerns about some last-minute additions…

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Supervisor Peskin Introduces Idea for Building ADUs Citywide

Last week at the full Board, District 3 Supervisor Peskin announced legislation to allow for the construction of new accessory dwelling units (ADUs), aka in-law units, throughout San Francisco. At the hearing, he referred to building new in-law homes as a “pragmatic infill strategy” that could potentially add up to 40,000 new homes throughout the City….

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