Making New Friends in 2015

Making New Friends in 2015

Everyone’s talking about the housing crisis in San Francisco – and no wonder! We’re in the midst of an affordability crisis that affects the lives of too many of us. Housing supply hasn’t met demand, which has forced up housing prices and ultimately driven away too many people who want to live here. For the…

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Mayor’s 2014 Housing Work Group Wrap Up

Mayor’s 2014 Housing Work Group Wrap Up

After 10-months and hundreds of hours spent on housing policy research and discussions, the Office of Economic and Workforce Development (OEWD) published a summary report on the findings and recommendations of the Mayor’s Housing Work Group. As a participant in the group, here’s a quick review of our involvement and 2015 strategies to address the housing…

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Announcing SFHAC’s Slate of Candidates for the 2015 Executive Committee

Announcing SFHAC’s Slate of Candidates for the 2015 Executive Committee

The SF Housing Action Coalition is pleased to announce the 2015 slate of candidates for the Executive Committee, our governing body. These individuals represent the diverse base of our membership and the interests of our organization. According to SFHAC’s By-Laws, this slate is proposed for ratification by the general membership at our annual meeting on…

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Real Estate Crowdfunding Arrives in San Francisco

Real Estate Crowdfunding Arrives in San Francisco

Cities and innovation are often considered synonymous. But for a variety of reasons, the two fields most responsible for building the cities we live in – urban planning and real estate development – are often late adopters of technological innovation. So what happens when you apply evolving technology tools to the planning and development of…

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Interest Grows in Water Sub-Metering

Interest Grows in Water Sub-Metering

On Monday, November 17th, a group of SFHAC members met with Supervisor Scott Wiener and his aide, Jeff Cretan, to discuss the possibility of whether the time is coming to require installation of water sub-meters in new construction in San Francisco. Supervisor Wiener invited SFHAC members to share any insights or experience that might inform…

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Revolutionizing Economic Development with OppSites

Revolutionizing Economic Development with OppSites

Cities and innovation are often considered synonymous. But for a variety of reasons, the two fields most responsible for building the cities we live in – urban planning and real estate development – are often late adopters of technological innovation. So what happens when you apply evolving technology tools to the planning and development of…

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How Berkeley Uses the Density Bonus Law

How Berkeley Uses the Density Bonus Law

As San Francisco Planning Department staff continue to work on crafting a density bonus proposal, it’s useful to look to other cities to understand how they implement the state density bonus law. The City of Berkeley recently adopted its own interpretation. However, most of the housing projects in the City are built in districts without…

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Planning Department Lays Out SF’s Housing Predicament: Take Action Now!

The SF Planning Department released a short video that starkly confronts our housing challenges. Watch it and take action by sending an email to the Mayor and Supervisors telling them that housing affordability won’t improve unless we produce more housing to meet our growing future demand. Use our easy, one-click petition below (the message is…

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