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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SFHAC June 2018 Ballot Proposition Guide

State Prop 69: This measure would 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 purposes; and exempt revenue generated by SB 1’s tax increases and fee schedules from the state appropriations limit. Investing in our transit infrastructure is critical…

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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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20 Housing Terms You Need To Know

The housing world can be confused, so we wanted to provide definitions to 20 terms about housing that you need to know: Accessory Dwelling Unit: Accessory dwelling units (ADUs) are more commonly known as “in-laws” or “granny-flats.” They are smaller units that are cheaper to build than most new housing and can be added within…

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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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Could San Francisco Housing Have a Parisian Renaissance?

On Friday, September 8th, SFHAC members saw an informative presentation from Eugene Lew, the mind behind Dom-i-city. Along with co-presenters Joel Engardio (author of the Examiner’s coverage), and Eric Dew, he explained how he intended to solve some of the hardest issues facing San Francisco, namely, rising housing prices pushing out families, the elderly, and…

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Governor Brown Signs 15 Housing Bills

Governor Brown Signs 15 Housing Bills

Governor Jerry Brown came to San Francisco on Friday, September 28th to sign into law 15 housing bills that address process reform, funding and local accountability for building homes in California. Many lawmakers, media, legislative staff and advocates gathered at Hunters View, a mixed-income project in the Bayview, to witness this landmark event. “This is the…

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California Legislature Passes Major Housing Package

On the evening of September 14th, the California Legislature passed three major housing bills that will improve the process for building homes and create new funding sources to subsidize affordable housing. They include SB2, SB3 and SB35. SFHAC endorsed all three measures and is thrilled our elected officials in Sacramento have finally taken steps to…

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SFHAC Urges Governor to Pass State Housing Package

SFHAC Urges Governor to Pass State Housing Package

The SFHAC Executive Committee has formally endorsed the proposed state housing package that would create new funding sources and badly-needed process reforms. We urge the legislature to pass the three bills at stake: Senate Bill (SB) 2, SB3, and SB35. These measures would be a step in the right direction to address California’s severe housing…

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