Looking Back on 2016, Ahead Towards a Bright Future

Looking Back on 2016, Ahead Towards a Bright Future

The San Francisco Housing Action Coalition (SFHAC) experienced the ups and downs of the housing world during an eventful 2016. We want to look back at some of the memorable events of the last year. Most housing starts and ends at San Francisco’s City Hall. The first big win came in February when the Board…

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Mayor Lee Vetoes Supervisors’ Resolution Against By-Right Housing

Mayor Lee Vetoes Supervisors’ Resolution Against By-Right Housing

After hearing from housing advocacy organizations, residents and employees of San Francisco, Mayor Lee vetoed the Supervisors’ resolution again by-right housing. Last week, in a 6-5 vote, the Supervisors encouraged the San Francisco legislative delegation in Sacramento to have Governor Brown include a series of amendments to his by-right legislation, or else oppose the Governor’s…

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Tell Mayor Lee You Want By-Right Housing in San Francisco

Tell Mayor Lee You Want By-Right Housing in San Francisco

Governor Jerry Brown’s recent proposal to allow by-right housing could play a major role in addressing California’s chronic housing shortage. Creating more certainty for building housing in cities, whether market-rate or subsidized, is the best way to create more economic opportunities for California’s residents. However, some of our Supervisors disagree and are trying to quash…

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Don’t Let SF Be Exempt from As-of-Right Housing

Don’t Let SF Be Exempt from As-of-Right Housing

We recently announced that Governor Brown wants to make housing that meets certain conditions as-of-right (also called ‘by-right’). This would make it significantly easier to build market-rate and affordable homes next to transit in San Francisco. The measure has received significant support from urbanists and people have been sending postcards to their legislators to move…

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