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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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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AHBP Continued After Fifth Public Hearing

The character of San Francisco lies in its people, not in its buildings. #SupportAHBP — SFHAC (@SFHAC) January 29, 2016 Sacha Aicken, former Redfin CTO, quoted above said it best during the seven-hour Affordable Housing Bonus Program (AHBP) Planning Commission Hearing last Thursday. He called to question, how can we scrutinize and stall when the AHBP…

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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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New Legislation Would Create Certainty for 100% Affordable Housing

Affordable housing faces all the same regulatory and public process challenges as market-rate development. All these hurdles can add months or, in some cases, years to getting affordable housing approved. But new legislation introduced by District 8 Supervisor Scott Wiener and the Planning Department would create more certainty and a more direct path for 100-percent…

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Calling All Renters – This One is for You!

Last Thursday, November 5th, the Planning Commission heard the first details on the Affordable Housing Bonus Program (AHBP). However, even before SF Planning staff gave a 1.5 hour detailed presentation, the Planning Commission voted to postpone the December 3rd vote in order to hold two informational hearings. This would push their vote to January 28,…

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Long-Awaited Affordable Housing Bonus Program Introduced

Long-Awaited Affordable Housing Bonus Program Introduced

The SF Housing Action Coalition strongly supports the SF Planning Department’s newly proposed housing policy, the Affordable Housing Bonus Program. This sensible new program not only provides affordable housing for low income residents, but incentivizes the construction of new middle-income housing, too! The long awaited Affordable Housing Bonus Program (AHBP) will: Build on-site the standard…

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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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