The Kelsey: Advocating for Disability Inclusive Housing

The Kelsey: Advocating for Disability Inclusive Housing

The San Francisco Housing Action Coalition’s (SFHAC) Regulatory Committee recently heard from The Kelsey, an non-profit organization in San Francisco working to create more housing for individuals with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (IDD).  Within SFHAC’s core mission to create more housing at all levels of affordability, the need for more IDD housing can not be…

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Build Public: Building Our Open Space

Build Public: Building Our Open Space

At a recent Regulatory Committee meeting, we heard from Brooke Ray Rivera, Executive Director of Build Public.  In her own words, “Build Public is a San Francisco nonprofit that empowers communities to create and sustain great public spaces. They leverage creative public-private partnerships to create win-win public realm improvements that benefit the city, community and…

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Mass Timber – Why Wood You?

Does Mass Timber offer a new opportunity to create taller, longer-lasting housing, all while saving costs? To find out, SFHAC invited Dean Lewis of SFHAC-member DCI Engineers to speak to our Regulatory Committee on the topic. First, what is is Mass Timber? Mass Timber is a revitalized type of wood construction that is leading the…

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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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Transportation Sustainability Program: New Housing Will Keep SF Moving

Transportation Sustainability Program: New Housing Will Keep SF Moving

With San Francisco’s rising population and a drastic need for more funding to keep SFMTA moving people around town efficiently, City agencies are crafting a major new transit program. The Transportation Sustainability Program (TSP) mandates that new housing developments pay a Transportation Sustainability Fee (TSF) starting this Fall. The TSP will help the City close…

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SF Takes On New Long Range Planning Initiatives

SF Takes On New Long Range Planning Initiatives

Apparently, what we think of as the modern city first occurred in London in the mid-1800s. It was facilitated by increased industrial specialization, which itself began with the Industrial Revolution a century earlier. As urban development specialized, it brought together the necessary talent: architects, financiers, engineers, designers and builders. A key invention that triggered this…

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