Why SFHAC Opposes Prop X

We all want to keep arts, industry, and nonprofits in San Francisco. This is the wrong way to do it. After more than ten years of public debate, the Board of Supervisors passed zoning rules for the Eastern Neighborhoods that strike a balance between keeping space for industrial jobs, artists, nonprofits and housing. We agree…

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Join the Eastern Neighborhoods Community Benefits Advisory Group

Join the Eastern Neighborhoods Community Benefits Advisory Group

The City’s Planning Department is searching for residents in the Eastern Neighborhoods to join the Community Benefits Study. We applaud Planning’s efforts to involve the community early in the planning process. They are trying to identify places in the Eastern Neighborhoods where it makes sense to upzone and obtain additional community benefits. The deadline for…

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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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A Year in Review: SFHAC 2015 Project Review Committee

The SF Housing Action Coalition’s advocacy focuses on the construction of well-designed, well-located, transit-friendly housing affordable for both renters and buyers. An important way we achieve our mission is through the work of our Project Review Committee. As of December 2nd, our Committee reviewed 26 proposed housing developments and endorsed 23 of them. Through thoughtful discussion with the…

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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…

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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…

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A First Look at Mission Action Plan 2020

A First Look at Mission Action Plan 2020

Claudia Flores visited us from the Planning Department last Friday to share the latest on the Mission Action Plan 2020 (MAP2020) with the SF Housing Action Coalition’s Regulatory Committee. The Mission neighborhood has been losing low- to moderate-income households faster than the SF average, and the Latino population has dropped from 50% to 38.5% of…

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Take Action: Let’s STOP the Mission Moratorium

This week Supervisor David Campos proposed a 45-day moratorium on building new market-rate housing in the Mission District, extendable for up to two years. Co-sponsored by Supervisors Norman Yee, Jane Kim, John Avalos and Eric Mar, the Mission moratorium would only allow production of 100% affordable housing. Yes, we must build more affordable housing AND…

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San Francisco Housing Action Coalition’s 2015 Goals and Priorities

San Francisco Housing Action Coalition’s 2015 Goals and Priorities

The San Francisco Housing Action Coalition (SFHAC) believes our City must increase its supply of well-designed, well-located housing at all levels of affordability.  Here are our member’s agreed areas of focus in 2015 goals to address our city’s housing challenges. New Funding Pass a General Obligation Housing Bond in 2015.  Traditional sources of federal and…

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New Housing and Some “Decompression Space” Coming to Dogpatch Neighborhood

New Housing and Some “Decompression Space” Coming to Dogpatch Neighborhood

From Native American hunting ground to World War II Naval Shipyard, Dogpatch has always served as a place of opportunity. Today, much in the same way, the neighborhood attracts new communities of people. SFHAC Project Manager Rob Poole curated a tour of the Dogpatch to explore sites slated to become new housing. The first stop, 2290…

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