20 Housing Terms You Need To Know

The housing world can be confused, so we wanted to provide definitions to 20 terms about housing that you need to know: Accessory Dwelling Unit: Accessory dwelling units (ADUs) are more commonly known as “in-laws” or “granny-flats.” They are smaller units that are cheaper to build than most new housing and can be added within…

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Reimagining San Francisco’s Southeastern Waterfront

Reimagining San Francisco’s Southeastern Waterfront

On September 9th, the San Francisco Housing Action Coalition (SFHAC) got an update from the Office of Economic and Workforce Development (OEWD) on the City’s southern bayfront development projects. Specifically, City departments including OEWD, Planning, Port Authority, Rec and Park, Office of Community Investment and Infrastructure (OCII) and the Municipal Transportation Agency (MTA) are meeting…

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Join the Eastern Neighborhoods Community Benefits Advisory Group

Join the Eastern Neighborhoods Community Benefits Advisory Group

The City’s Planning Department is searching for residents in the Eastern Neighborhoods to join the Community Benefits Study. We applaud Planning’s efforts to involve the community early in the planning process. They are trying to identify places in the Eastern Neighborhoods where it makes sense to upzone and obtain additional community benefits. The deadline for…

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Filling those Ground Floors with San Francisco Makers

Filling those Ground Floors with San Francisco Makers

A common concern we’ve heard about new housing developments is that the ground floor spaces are left sitting vacant for far too long. This shared space is vital to a project’s success, whether to residents of the building or people just passing by, so it’s important to fill these spaces in ways that contribute to…

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URGENT: Locals Threaten State Density Bonus

The Affordable Housing Bonus Program (AHBP) conversation may be quiet in San Francisco at the moment, but the state’s density bonus law is front and center in Sacramento! SFHAC has been a strong supporter of the local AHBP, a proposed local tool that would give concessions and benefits, or bonuses, to housing developments that include a…

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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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Support the Affordable Housing Bonus Program!

Join the SFHAC and SPUR in making the Affordable Housing Bonus Program (AHBP) a reality. The AHBP creates a new tool for housing developers to build up to 30-percent on-site affordable housing for low and middle-income residents throughout San Francisco, at no cost to the public. This program applies to transit and mixed-used commercial districts (not…

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