SFHAC & BayHAC Announce New Board Members

The San Francisco Housing Action Coalition and regional arm the Bay Area Housing Advocacy Coalition have a uniquely collaborative relationship with our boards of directors; 2 diverse cohorts of leaders in housing policy, construction and development, law and finance, advocacy and activism, and more.  While we can’t celebrate and welcome 2020’s latest additions to the…

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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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Warm Weather and Even Warmer Residents

Warm Weather and Even Warmer Residents

Andy Mullan, a New Hampshire native, and Bayview resident moved to San Francisco from Washington DC in 2012. He quickly became interested in SF politics because, “Being engaged with your local government is a really incredible learning experience.” We asked Andy to share his thoughts about housing and his reasons for being a Friend of…

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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…

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Announcing SFHAC’s Slate of Candidates for the 2016 Executive Committee

Announcing SFHAC’s Slate of Candidates for the 2016 Executive Committee

The SF Housing Action Coalition is pleased to announce the 2016 slate of candidates for the Executive Committee, our governing body. These individuals represent the diverse base of our membership and the interests of our organization. We will also vote on changes to our By-Laws. According to SFHAC’s By-Laws, these changes and slate must be approved by…

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We’ve Come a Long Way, Baby!

As 2015 comes to a close, we’ve spent some time analyzing what we’ve accomplished this year as an advocacy organization who’s ultimate goal is to increase housing opportunities for San Francisco residents at all income levels. Thanks to our 286 business, organizational and individual Friends of the SFHAC members we’ve increased our impact as an organization. Take…

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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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How to Make Micro-Units Work with Good Design

How to Make Micro-Units Work with Good Design

Last week, twenty-five SF Housing Action Coalition (SFHAC) members walked through the City’s newest micro-units at The Panoramic during a tour led by the project’s developer, Patrick Kennedy of Panoramic Interests. The building at the corner of 9th and Mission Streets includes 160 micro-homes, with studios as compact as 274 square feet and three-bedroom suits…

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You Spoke, the Mayor Listened: Update on the Mission Housing Moratorium

You Spoke, the Mayor Listened: Update on the Mission Housing Moratorium

On February 13, a proposed moratorium on market-rate housing in the Mission District triggered the largest community outcry in favor of new housing we’ve seen in our 15 years of advocacy. It certainly grabbed the attention of Mayor Ed Lee, whose office is now working with Mission District Supervisor David Campos on alternatives to a…

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