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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New Legislation Would Create Certainty for 100% Affordable Housing

Affordable housing faces all the same regulatory and public process challenges as market-rate development. All these hurdles can add months or, in some cases, years to getting affordable housing approved. But new legislation introduced by District 8 Supervisor Scott Wiener and the Planning Department would create more certainty and a more direct path for 100-percent…

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Support the Affordable Housing Bonus Program!

Join the SFHAC and SPUR in making the Affordable Housing Bonus Program (AHBP) a reality. The AHBP creates a new tool for housing developers to build up to 30-percent on-site affordable housing for low and middle-income residents throughout San Francisco, at no cost to the public. This program applies to transit and mixed-used commercial districts (not…

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Long-Awaited Affordable Housing Bonus Program Introduced

Long-Awaited Affordable Housing Bonus Program Introduced

The SF Housing Action Coalition strongly supports the SF Planning Department’s newly proposed housing policy, the Affordable Housing Bonus Program. This sensible new program not only provides affordable housing for low income residents, but incentivizes the construction of new middle-income housing, too! The long awaited Affordable Housing Bonus Program (AHBP) will: Build on-site the standard…

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Take Action: Oppose Fees that Hurt New Housing

We believe new housing should do its fair share to help folks walk, bike and take transit. Residential developments will soon be required to pay a Transportation Sustainability Fee (TSF) introduced by the Planning Department and Municipal Transportation Agency (SFMTA). The proposed fee of $7.74 per square foot, calculated by City staff and a land-use…

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Take Action: Support New Homes, Jobs and Open Space at 5M

In a dense city, we have very few opportunities to transform acres of parking lots and old commercial buildings into housing and vibrant urban spaces. On September 3rd, the Planning Commission will hold their final informational hearing on 5M, a mixed-use development at Fifth and Mission Streets that would bring 630 market-rate and 212 permanently affordable…

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Take Action: Let’s STOP the Mission Moratorium

This week Supervisor David Campos proposed a 45-day moratorium on building new market-rate housing in the Mission District, extendable for up to two years. Co-sponsored by Supervisors Norman Yee, Jane Kim, John Avalos and Eric Mar, the Mission moratorium would only allow production of 100% affordable housing. Yes, we must build more affordable housing AND…

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Take Action: STOP the Housing Moratorium in the Mission

BREAKING NEWS: Mission District Supervisor David Campos is proposing a housing moratorium to stop building market-rate housing in a large area around the 24th Street corridor, and would only allow production of 100% affordable housing. If successful, this misguided policy could bring ALL housing production to a halt in this area.  This is BAD housing policy that not…

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