Brett Gladstone Weighs in on Central SoMa

Brett Gladstone Weighs in on Central SoMa

Author – Brett Gladstone, Esq., partner, Hanson Bridgett LLP Tacked to the bulletin board in an office at San Francisco’s Planning Department is a sticker with a peace sign accompanied by the slogan, “World peace through better zoning.” While it is meant to be whimsical, it is the case that most San Franciscans tend to…

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Sign to Support Housing on Divisadero!

Join SFHAC to support housing on Divisadero! San Francisco has limited land and we need to maximize the land use of efficiency on each parcel. For the Divisadero/Fillmore Neighborhood Commercial Corridor, turning underutilized land into housing delivers the greatest value to San Franciscans. Specifically, we support two projects on Divisadero: 650 Divisadero (current site of…

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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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SFHAC June 2018 Ballot Proposition Results

The San Francisco Housing Action Coalition took a position on four ballot measures this past election, encouraging you to vote “Yes” on the following measures. State Prop 69: This measure will require that revenue from the diesel sales tax and Transportation Improvement Fee, as enacted by Senate Bill 1 (SB 1), be used for transportation-related…

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SFHAC’s Spring 2018 Housing Index: A Snapshot of the Housing Outlook

As construction and development costs continue to drastically surge in San Francisco, developers and contractors who participated in SFHAC’s 2018 Housing Index expressed a lack of confidence in the housing market compared to previous surveys. This shift in attitude can be linked to the lack of housing approvals in San Francisco, extremely restrictive zoning laws…

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San Francisco, seven facts about Senate Bill 827

Senate Bill 827, authored by State Senator Scott Wiener and Assemblymember Phil Ting, is currently going through the California State legislative process in Sacramento. The San Francisco Housing Action Coalition strongly supports the legislation. As constituents around the state discuss SB827’s impacts, it is in everyone’s interest to have a fact based and researched based…

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Sign the petition – SB827 makes San Francisco a place for everyone

In Sacramento, Senator Scott Wiener has introduced Senate Bill 827, designed to improve California’s housing affordability and displacement crisis. The progressive bill was noticed nationwide, with the Boston Globe claiming, “The bill may be the biggest environmental boon, the best job creator, and the greatest strike against inequality that anyone’s proposed in the United States…

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Statecraft Looks to Quantify Housing Production

Recently, the San Francisco Housing Action Coalition’s Regulatory Committee heard from Yury Lifshits, co-founder of Statecraft. Statecraft’s goal is pretty straightforward: use data to help us understand how housing gets built in San Francisco and beyond. Statecraft consolidates public reports on preliminary project applications (PPAs), Planning Commission entitlements, and construction permits with the goal of…

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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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