AHBP Vote Continued to July 12th

AHBP Vote Continued to July 12th

If you haven’t figured out by now, let’s be very clear. Housing legislation can change on a daily, even hourly basis. We previously told you that the Board of Supervisors was going to vote on a portion of the Affordable Housing Bonus Program on Tuesday, June 28. However, they decided to postpone that vote until…

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The Rise of the YIMBY

I’ve had a revelation. I’m not going to complain about housing anymore. It doesn’t do any good. I’ve probably complained about the price or availability of decent housing in San Francisco every day for the last five years, and, if anything, the situation has only gotten worse. The city’s population continues to grow, and prices…

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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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Jerry Brown Wants “As-of-Right” Housing

Jerry Brown Wants “As-of-Right” Housing

Last week, Governor Jerry Brown announced introduction of potentially landmark legislation that would allow for “as-of-right” housing in California. This means that developments meeting certain conditions would not be subject to discretionary review by local decision-making bodies, or endless appeals by disgruntled local neighbors. If you feel as strongly about housing as we do, then…

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SFHAC’s 2016 Policy Agenda

SFHAC’s 2016 Policy Agenda

The San Francisco Housing Action Coalition (SFHAC) works to solve San Francisco’s housing crisis by creating new housing opportunities for all SF residents at all income levels. Our City needs more affordable, middle-income and market-rate housing, as well as a diversity of housing types for both renters and buyers. The SFHAC wants to ensure that…

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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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Supervisor Peskin Introduces Idea for Building ADUs Citywide

Last week at the full Board, District 3 Supervisor Peskin announced legislation to allow for the construction of new accessory dwelling units (ADUs), aka in-law units, throughout San Francisco. At the hearing, he referred to building new in-law homes as a “pragmatic infill strategy” that could potentially add up to 40,000 new homes throughout the City….

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AHBP Receives Planning Commission’s Endorsement

The Planning Commission voted last Thursday to support the Affordable Housing Bonus Program (AHBP) and move it forward to the Land Use Committee. They clearly believe building more affordable housing is an important City priority. The Commissioners listened and voted on a number of individual aspects of the AHBP. It’s now up to the Planning…

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