Opticos Design Presents: Missing Middle Housing!

As part of our June 15 How to Implement Upzoning discussion, panelist Stefan Pellegrini from Opticos Design included a compelling presentation about the importance of “Missing Middle” housing and how cities can build more of it. In response to numerous requests for his presentation, Stefan has graciously made it available here. For even more information,…

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How to Implement Upzoning

All of us at HAC were excited to host a very interesting and practical June 16 panel on how to implement upzoning with success starring Professor Karen Chapple (UC Berkeley Urban Displacement Project), Stefan Pelligrini (Opticos Design), Nikki Beasley (Richmond Neighborhood Housing Services), and Rachel Tanner (San Francisco Planning Commission). We greatly appreciate our expert…

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San Francisco DBI Announces Updates to its In-Person Permitting Process

San Francisco’s Department of Building Inspection (DBI) recently led a presentation regarding updates to their permitting process. As of May 6, the drop-in system used during the pandemic lockdown has ended, as DBI begins in-person permitting again. Here’s a summary of their latest changes… Over the Counter Service Returning plans previously submitted using the drop-in…

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Housing Action Coalition to Convene Hundreds of Housing Leaders and Advocates for May 26 Spring Symposium Presented by Facebook

HOUSING ACTION COALITION TO CONVENE HUNDREDS OF HOUSING LEADERS AND ADVOCATES FOR MAY 26 SPRING SYMPOSIUM PRESENTED BY FACEBOOK Nonprofit’s 15th Annual Spring Symposium, “Building Momentum,” will Showcase the Growing Movement for More Equitable, Affordable, and Inclusive Housing Across the Bay Area, California, and the U.S. San Francisco, CA – May 18 2021 – On…

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Zoning for fourplexes represents progressive policy at its best

San Francisco may be considered one of the country’s most progressive cities, but you’d never know it by looking at its land use policies. With nearly 75% of SF currently zoned for low density, it is currently illegal to build small fourplex homes in most parts of the city. This explains why our severe housing…

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HAC’s Latest from Sacramento

HAC’s Latest from Sacramento   It’s been a busy several weeks in (virtually) Sacramento as our team has been covering hearings, advocating for and against (but mostly for) 26 pieces of legislation, and closely monitoring numerous other housing and housing-related bills.    We are also especially excited to be cosponsoring our first-ever legislation, SB 649,…

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Home & Environment presented by WoodWorks

All of us at HAC were excited to mark Earth Day with our Home & Environment conversation and thankful to WoodWorks for making today’s program possible! Our expert panel featured WoodWorks’ Chelsea Drenick, DCI Engineers’ Robin Landis, and David Baker Architects’ Katie Ackerly discussing the ways building designers and owners are prioritizing sustainability to reduce…

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We’re hiring! Join our team as our new South Bay + Peninsula Community Organizer!

SOUTH BAY +  PENINSULA COMMUNITY ORGANIZER The Housing Action Coalition (HAC) is a nonprofit that advocates for building more housing at all levels of affordability to help alleviate the Bay Area’s and California’s housing shortage, displacement, and affordability crisis.    We’re looking for an inspired, creative, strategic, detail-oriented, project management pro to serve as our South…

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