SFHAC Takes Positions On State and Local Ballot Measures

SFHAC Takes Positions On State and Local Ballot Measures

The San Francisco Housing Action Coalition makes the following recommendations for state and local ballot measures in November 2018. State Prop 1: Support Summary of Prop: Authorizes the sale of $4 billion in bonds to finance existing housing programs, as well as infrastructure work and grants to match a local housing trust fund dollar-to-dollar. One-quarter…

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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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Mayor’s Senior Advisor Talks about Proposed Inclusionary Housing Changes

Mayor Ed Lee recently announced his plans to introduce a charter amendment next November that will change the terms of Prop C, the Affordable Housing Trust Fund that the City’s voters adopted in 2012. Specifically, he wants to increase the Inclusionary Housing Ordinance (IHO) requirements on market-rate development that were written into it. Jeff Buckley,…

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$310mil Prop A Housing Bond Is Almost Ready for Spending

Last week, Mayor’s Office of Housing and Community Development’s (MOH’s) Deputy Director Kate Hartley and Director of Policy and Legislative Affairs Sophie Hayward came to SFHAC’s final Membership meeting of the year to give us the scoop on their office’s work. First, thanks to the voters of San Francisco, there’s a $310mil influx in funding…

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San Franciscans Vote Pro-Housing

The results of November 3rd’s election sent a loud and clear message that San Franciscans want both more housing and more funding for permanently affordable housing. Voters overwhelmingly aligned with the SF Housing Action Coalition’s voter guide and passed Propositions A, D and K and soundly defeated Proposition I. What do these results mean for…

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What Happens in the Mission Matters to All of Us

There’s an election coming up this November and even if you haven’t been obsessively reading about every initiative like I have, you have probably heard about the proposed moratorium on new housing in the Mission. Here’s a quick refresher regardless, so you can save “New Tab” for all those other propositions you need to get up…

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