Why Reforming the Off-Site Radius Matters

After two years of discussion and detailed analysis by a large number of stakeholders, including SFHAC, City Planning and the Mayor’s Office of Housing (MOH), the Off-Site Inclusionary Housing Ordinance (IHO) is finally scheduled for public hearings on reforming it, starting December 10. The good news is that most of the restrictions currently in the…

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San Franciscans Vote Pro-Housing

The results of November 3rd’s election sent a loud and clear message that San Franciscans want both more housing and more funding for permanently affordable housing. Voters overwhelmingly aligned with the SF Housing Action Coalition’s voter guide and passed Propositions A, D and K and soundly defeated Proposition I. What do these results mean for…

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Achieving Better Architecture in the Eastern Neighborhoods

One thing was clear at the New Challenges for Eastern Neighborhoods forum: everyone is begging for better architecture in the Eastern Neighborhoods. The 2009 Eastern Neighborhoods Plan carefully rezoned the Mission, Potrero Hill, Dogpatch, and parts of Soma with more liberal height and bulk restrictions, but architectural design standards were never addressed. Residential development elsewhere…

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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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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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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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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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