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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How San Francisco Can Achieve Prop K’s Goals

How San Francisco Can Achieve Prop K’s Goals

San Franciscans set an ambitious goal when they voted for Prop K in November of 2014. The measure states that the City must strive to build or rehabilitate at least 30,000 homes by 2020, with 50 percent affordable for “middle-class” households, and at least 33 percent affordable for “low and moderate-income” households. The SF Housing Action…

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“Housing Balance Monitoring and Reporting” Begins Hearings

“Housing Balance Monitoring and Reporting” Begins Hearings

Last summer’s compromise between Mayor Ed Lee and Supervisor Jane Kim over housing policy resulted in Prop K, the “Housing Balance” ballot initiative passed by the voters last November. Prop K amended the Planning Code to require the Planning Department to monitor the balance between new market rate housing and new affordable housing, and publish…

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