BayHAC Updates from Sacramento

BayHAC Updates from Sacramento

The Bay Area Housing Advocacy Coalition (BayHAC) has been hard at work in the state capitol (digitally) supporting a number of bills working through the Senate and Assembly. Looking at the calendar, both the Senate and Assembly are in breaks until mid-July. At this point, all bills will have needed to be voted out of…

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A Brief History of Institutional Racism in San Francisco’s Land Use Choices—and the Impacts that Remain Today

A Brief History of Institutional Racism in San Francisco’s Land Use Choices—and the Impacts that Remain Today

  By Todd David and Stevon Cook. Mr. David is the Executive Director of the San Francisco Housing Action Coalition, and Mr. Cook is a Commissioner at the San Francisco Unified School District. This article was adapted from research by the 2020 HAC Intern Cohort. The events of recent weeks have forced a long overdue…

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SFHAC is All In to Fight Homelessness

SFHAC is All In to Fight Homelessness

The San Francisco Housing Action Coalition joined advocates, organizations, neighbors, and businesses from across the city in Duboce Park on Thursday to announce that we’re joining All In, a new coalition-led campaign mobilizing San Francisco residents to advance solutions to homelessness here in San Francisco. The campaign is powered by Tipping Point, which has already…

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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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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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Three More Floors for Affordable Housing

Three More Floors for Affordable Housing

On Tuesday, the San Francisco Board of Supervisors unanimously passed the 100% Affordable Housing Bonus Program. This legislation grants affordable housing developers the right to add three extra floors and additional density in 100% affordable projects. Immediately, it means that seven affordable projects currently in the pipeline could add 203 additional units above the currently…

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