URGENT: Locals Threaten State Density Bonus

The Affordable Housing Bonus Program (AHBP) conversation may be quiet in San Francisco at the moment, but the state’s density bonus law is front and center in Sacramento! SFHAC has been a strong supporter of the local AHBP, a proposed local tool that would give concessions and benefits, or bonuses, to housing developments that include a…

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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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SF Housing Industry Responds to Inclusionary Charter Amendment

A group of developers, designers, builders and engineers representing a broad spectrum of San Francisco’s housing industry, many of whom are SFHAC members, wrote a thoughtful letter in response to the Supervisor Kim/Peskin charter amendment that would raise the on-site inclusionary requirement to 25 percent. On February 23rd, the Board of Supervisors vote on the…

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What Would a 25 Percent Inclusionary Rate Mean for New Housing?

On February 16th, the SF Supervisor’s Rules Committee held a remarkable hearing that was intended to examined a proposed charter amendment for the June ballot, but offered instead a wide-ranging examination of the City’s housing market. The topic was a ballot measure sponsored Supervisors Jane Kim and Aaron Peskin that would raise the Inclusionary Housing…

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10 Places Where AHBP Housing Makes Sense

So far, the Planning Commission has heard close to 15 hours of testimony at four public hearings on the Affordable Housing Bonus Program (AHBP). Strong opposition claims the AHBP will “ruin neighborhood character”, “displace local businesses” and tear-down rent controlled buildings in order to build taller buildings. The SF Housing Action Coalition staff went on our…

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What Does 2000 Bryant’s Land Dedication Mean for the Mission?

Developer Nick Podell recently announced in a press release that he plans to dedicate one-third of his site at 2000-2070 Bryant Street to the City to build affordable housing. The project has been in the works for years and was originally intended to be a market-rate building that included 47 below-market-rate (BMR) units on site,…

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