Support the Affordable Housing Bonus Program!

Join the SFHAC and SPUR in making the Affordable Housing Bonus Program (AHBP) a reality. The AHBP creates a new tool for housing developers to build up to 30-percent on-site affordable housing for low and middle-income residents throughout San Francisco, at no cost to the public. This program applies to transit and mixed-used commercial districts (not…

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Long-Awaited Affordable Housing Bonus Program Introduced

Long-Awaited Affordable Housing Bonus Program Introduced

The SF Housing Action Coalition strongly supports the SF Planning Department’s newly proposed housing policy, the Affordable Housing Bonus Program. This sensible new program not only provides affordable housing for low income residents, but incentivizes the construction of new middle-income housing, too! The long awaited Affordable Housing Bonus Program (AHBP) will: Build on-site the standard…

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Local Density Bonus Aims to Reach 30% Affordability

Local Density Bonus Aims to Reach 30% Affordability

Last Friday, Kearstin Dischinger from the Planning Department presented her team’s work on the Affordable Housing Bonus Program (AHBP), a new initiative that aims to reach the city’s affordable housing goals through greater density. The San Francisco AHBP goes above and beyond the state’s density bonus, removing density restrictions in non-planned area neighborhoods in exchange…

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How Mission Rock Came to the 40 Percent Affordability Mark

How Mission Rock Came to the 40 Percent Affordability Mark

When San Franciscans go to vote on the Mission Rock development on November 3rd, they should have a strong understanding of the project’s impressive affordability plan. Proposition D, Mission Rock, states that “at least 33%” of the homes will be below-market-rate (BMR), affordable to low, moderate and middle income residents. The ballot question will read:…

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BREAKING: Central SoMa Plan Could Generate Up to $2B in Public Benefits

BREAKING: Central SoMa Plan Could Generate Up to $2B in Public Benefits

The Central SoMa Plan, San Francisco’s last area plan in the pipeline, has the potential deliver thousands of new homes and immense benefits for the community and affordable housing.  Thanks to John Kevlin of Reuben, Junius & Rose, for allowing us to republish his blog outlining the community benefits just announced.  No conversation can be had…

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Board of Supervisors Refused Moratorium Last Tuesday

Board of Supervisors Refused Moratorium Last Tuesday

Last Tuesday morning before the Board of Supervisors meeting, the SF Housing Action Coalition participated in a press conference hosted by Supervisors Wiener and Farrell, to demonstrate our opposition for the Mission moratorium the Board of Supervisors would be voting on later that day.  Starting at 3pm, the full Board of Supervisors heard from almost two…

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Q&A with Supervisor Campos on the Moratorium

Q&A with Supervisor Campos on the Moratorium

The next morning after the nine hour Board of Supervisor hearing on the Mission moratorium, Supervisor David Campos spoke to a full room of SFHAC’s members at June’s monthly membership meeting. Below is a rough transcript of the discussion Supervisor Campos kicked off the meeting by saying that he believes the two sides have more…

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