Reimagining San Francisco’s Southeastern Waterfront

Reimagining San Francisco’s Southeastern Waterfront

On September 9th, the San Francisco Housing Action Coalition (SFHAC) got an update from the Office of Economic and Workforce Development (OEWD) on the City’s southern bayfront development projects. Specifically, City departments including OEWD, Planning, Port Authority, Rec and Park, Office of Community Investment and Infrastructure (OCII) and the Municipal Transportation Agency (MTA) are meeting…

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SFHAC Members Win Bid to Develop Affordable Housing at 88 Broadway

SFHAC Members Win Bid to Develop Affordable Housing at 88 Broadway

The SF Housing Action Coalition congratulates the John Stewart Company, BRIDGE Housing and Leddy Matyum Stacy Architects for winning the City’s Request for Proposals (RFP) to develop the two parking lots at 88 Broadway Street into 182 homes for low- and middle-income residents. “JSCO and BRIDGE are very pleased to have been selected for this…

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More Height, More Affordable Housing at 160 Folsom

When the Office of Community Investment and Infrastructure (OCII) Commission voted on January 19th whether or not to approve the 100 foot height bump for Tishman Speyer’s 160 Folsom Street, they had two choices:  Approve raising the height from 300 – 400 feet and provide 73 more homes, including 44 below-market-rate (BMR) units or; 2….

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A Year in Review: SFHAC 2015 Project Review Committee

The SF Housing Action Coalition’s advocacy focuses on the construction of well-designed, well-located, transit-friendly housing affordable for both renters and buyers. An important way we achieve our mission is through the work of our Project Review Committee. As of December 2nd, our Committee reviewed 26 proposed housing developments and endorsed 23 of them. Through thoughtful discussion with 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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How Mission Rock Came to the 40 Percent Affordability Mark

How Mission Rock Came to the 40 Percent Affordability Mark

When San Franciscans go to vote on the Mission Rock development on November 3rd, they should have a strong understanding of the project’s impressive affordability plan. Proposition D, Mission Rock, states that “at least 33%” of the homes will be below-market-rate (BMR), affordable to low, moderate and middle income residents. The ballot question will read:…

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Another Missed Affordable Housing Opportunity

Another Missed Affordable Housing Opportunity

As we enter our third year of an affordability crisis, the SF Housing Action Coalition continues to ask, “How are we doing? How much progress have we made to ending this crisis?” Not enough, we’re afraid! While there’s lots of talk about building more affordable housing, too many projects still routinely encounter hurdles, battles and…

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