Check out these AHBP videos!

For many San Franciscans, attending Planning Commission hearings on Thursday afternoon can be nearly impossible. Here are 6 residents who virtually brought their voice to City Hall by submitting a 30 second videos explaining why the Affordable Housing Bonus Program is good policy in San Francisco. The SFHAC shared these powerful testimonies at the Commission on Thursday, February 11th.  Send in…

Read More

More Height, More Affordable Housing at 160 Folsom

When the Office of Community Investment and Infrastructure (OCII) Commission voted on January 19th whether or not to approve the 100 foot height bump for Tishman Speyer’s 160 Folsom Street, they had two choices:  Approve raising the height from 300 – 400 feet and provide 73 more homes, including 44 below-market-rate (BMR) units or; 2….

Read More

AHBP Continued After Fifth Public Hearing

The character of San Francisco lies in its people, not in its buildings. #SupportAHBP — SFHAC (@SFHAC) January 29, 2016 Sacha Aicken, former Redfin CTO, quoted above said it best during the seven-hour Affordable Housing Bonus Program (AHBP) Planning Commission Hearing last Thursday. He called to question, how can we scrutinize and stall when the AHBP…

Read More

Internship Program CIWI Targets Exciting Goals in 5th Year

For the past two years, SFHAC has been a proud partner of Construction Industry Workforce Initiative (CIWI). The program is now in its fifth year running and has big aspirations, including expanding its internship program and engaging new partners. See how you can help guide the next generation of civic leaders and real estate professionals in San…

Read More

Time to Fight for the Diminishing Middle-Class in San Francisco

In order to remain a diverse city, we should be building homes for ALL San Franciscans. All the new housing currently being build are market-rate, low & very low-income homes. Where’s the new housing for the middle-class? The San Francisco Affordable Housing Bonus Program (AHBP) is common sense legislation to address this missing middle. By…

Read More

SFHAC Legislation Update: January Calendar

SF Housing Action Coalition tied on its running shoes to keep up with all the housing policy legislation being discussed at City Hall! We’ve highlighted the major housing-related hearings – and ways you can help us keep moving them forward. Thursday, January 21 – POSTPONED Planning Commission: Reforms to the Inclusionary Ordinance Stay tuned for…

Read More

Debunking the Hysteria About the AHBP

As the Affordable Housing Bonus Program (AHBP) advances through the approval process, outlandish accusations against the proposal are being discussed in public hearings and neighborhood discussion boards across the city. Some claim this program will result in a wall of seven-story buildings along Ocean Beach. Others howl it will lead to “massive displacement” of residents…

Read More

Achieving Better Architecture in the Eastern Neighborhoods

One thing was clear at the New Challenges for Eastern Neighborhoods forum: everyone is begging for better architecture in the Eastern Neighborhoods. The 2009 Eastern Neighborhoods Plan carefully rezoned the Mission, Potrero Hill, Dogpatch, and parts of Soma with more liberal height and bulk restrictions, but architectural design standards were never addressed. Residential development elsewhere…

Read More

1601 Mariposa’s 3-Year Evolution

Potrero Hill resident, Ron Miguel, has been involved in San Francisco land use since the 1980’s. Ron is a former Planning Commissioner, and for 16 years was president of the neighborhood group Planning Association for the Richmond (PAR), and is an active and engaged member of the Potrero Boosters – his current neighborhood association. The…

Read More