SFHAC Members Win Bid to Develop Affordable Housing at 88 Broadway

SFHAC Members Win Bid to Develop Affordable Housing at 88 Broadway

The SF Housing Action Coalition congratulates the John Stewart Company, BRIDGE Housing and Leddy Matyum Stacy Architects for winning the City’s Request for Proposals (RFP) to develop the two parking lots at 88 Broadway Street into 182 homes for low- and middle-income residents. “JSCO and BRIDGE are very pleased to have been selected for this…

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What’s Up With Housing in Seattle?

Dan Bertolet, our special guest from Seattle, a blogger and planner at VIA Architecture, joined SFHAC last Friday morning, to tell us more about Seattle’s Housing Affordability and Livability Agenda (HALA), published in July 2015. Like San Francisco, housing in Seattle is the hottest political issue impacting their city. Dan’s presentation, was chock-full of comparison…

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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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Another Missed Affordable Housing Opportunity

Another Missed Affordable Housing Opportunity

As we enter our third year of an affordability crisis, the SF Housing Action Coalition continues to ask, “How are we doing? How much progress have we made to ending this crisis?” Not enough, we’re afraid! While there’s lots of talk about building more affordable housing, too many projects still routinely encounter hurdles, battles and…

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Three Mayors Meet on Bay Area Housing

Three Mayors Meet on Bay Area Housing

Last Thursday evening, May 21st, the SF Housing Action Coalition hosted our 9th Annual Spring Forum reaching beyond the City’s 7×7 landmass, across the bay and down the peninsula to discuss housing, transportation and job centers. We brought together three big city mayors at a sold out SFJAZZ Center to explore these topics. For the…

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The History and Future of Granny Flats in San Francisco

The History and Future of Granny Flats in San Francisco

For decades, accessory dwelling units (ADUs) were hotly contested in San Francisco. Concerns over parking and added density raised issue with residents, and local opposition stifled any proposals that encouraged the construction of these low-impact, naturally affordable homes. But in the past two years, several new pieces of legislation have been adopted or are underway…

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How Smart Design & Non-Profit Management Make Affordable Housing Successful

How Smart Design & Non-Profit Management Make Affordable Housing Successful

On March 21st, the SF Housing Action Coalition along with the SF Bicycle Coalition & Emerging Leaders Peer Network hosted a bike tour of permanently affordable housing in San Francisco. Guest bloggers Matt Brezina (@brezina) and Brad Williford (@BradWilliford) provide their reflections of the tour. If you’re like us and the majority of San Francisco residents,…

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