Slew of Pro-Housing Bills Headed to Governor Newsom’s Desk For Signatures

In one of the most dramatic closes to a legislative session in recent memory, and after countless phone calls, hours waiting to give public comment, nights of policy analysis, and days activating allies on social media, the rollercoaster 2019 California legislative session closed last week. After the summer saw critical housing bills like SB 50…

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Summer Recess 2019: A Bill-By-Bill Breakdown of Statewide Housing Legislation

Summer Recess 2019: A Bill-By-Bill Breakdown of Statewide Housing Legislation

With the creation of the Bay Area Housing Advocacy Coalition, HAC’s regional and Sacramento-focused advocacy arm, 2019 has been the most active year in the capital for our organization. So far, HAC has officially taken support positions on 24 different housing bills; all would lead to the creation of more housing at all levels of…

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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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Looking Back on 2016, Ahead Towards a Bright Future

Looking Back on 2016, Ahead Towards a Bright Future

The San Francisco Housing Action Coalition (SFHAC) experienced the ups and downs of the housing world during an eventful 2016. We want to look back at some of the memorable events of the last year. Most housing starts and ends at San Francisco’s City Hall. The first big win came in February when the Board…

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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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Supervisorial Campaign May Hamper ADU Progress

Supervisorial Campaign May Hamper ADU Progress

In April of 2014, the Planning Commission and Board of Supervisors unanimously passed legislation sponsored by Supervisor Scott Wiener that allows the construction of new Accessory Dwelling Units (ADUs), or “in-laws”, in the Castro District. Supervisor Wiener now wants to expand the same legislation to the rest of District 8 and Supervisor Julie Christensen would…

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