Breaking News: SFHAC Announces New Executive Director

The Executive Committee of the San Francisco Housing Action Coalition (SFHAC) announced that, following an extensive search process, Todd David has been selected as the new Executive Director, replacing Tim Colen, who is stepping down after 11 years. “We are truly pleased to announce Todd David as SFHAC’s next Executive Director. Todd has proven experience as a…

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State of the SF Housing Market: Summer 2016 Survey Results

Earlier this year, SFHAC completed its first-ever ‘State of the SF Housing Market’. The goal was to get a snapshot of how our members in the development and construction industry felt about current market conditions. After digging through the responses, we knew that this might become a useful way to explain the crazy housing climate…

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SFHAC November 2016 Voter Guide

SFHAC November 2016 Voter Guide

The most important action San Franciscans can take to address the housing crisis is vote in the local election on November 8th. There are six measures related directly to housing and land use in our city. The SFHAC Ballot Analysis Committee analyzed the propositions and formed the following recommendations. Read our brief summaries or download the complete pro-housing voter guide…

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Mayor’s Office of Housing Rolls Out Prop A Funding

Mayor’s Office of Housing Rolls Out Prop A Funding

Last week, San Francisco Housing Action Coalition (SFHAC) members got a front-row seat at a briefing from Deputy Director Kate Hartley, Mayor’s Office of Housing and Community Development (MOHCD), on the various programs that agency is deploying to fund affordable housing. In particular, we got a report on how Prop A, the Affordable Housing Bond…

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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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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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SFHAC’s 2016 Housing Index: A Snapshot of the Housing Outlook

The SFHAC’s development and construction members have watched and tried to make sense of the many bewildering current features of the City’s housing market. This includes stratospheric construction costs, boggling land prices, housing demand that may or may not be cooling and big political changes in the City’s land use policies, like the upcoming Prop…

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SFHAC Position on Prop C – “Affordable Housing Requirements”

SFHAC Position on Prop C – “Affordable Housing Requirements”

After extensive review of both the charter amendment’s ballot language and its accompanying trailing legislation, the San Francisco Housing Action Coalition’s (SFHAC’s) membership could not reach a consensus and agreed to take a NEUTRAL POSITION on Prop C, “Affordable Housing Requirements”. This measure proposes to double the amount of on-site affordable housing required of market-rate…

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48 Hills Explains How Real Estate Finance Works, Sort Of

48 Hills Explains How Real Estate Finance Works, Sort Of

An article written recently by Tim Redmond in 48 Hills (“Why developers can’t cry poverty”, March 27th) examines Prop C, income taxes and housing affordability. He claims that real estate development in San Francisco is vastly profitable and developers shouldn’t complain about the City’s fees and exactions, that they’re bluffing. He can’t be faulted for…

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