Hot off the Press! SFHAC in the Media

When the housing market heats up, the SF Housing Action Coalition’s phone starts ringing.  As a small, yet influential housing advocacy group, we are asked to weigh in on housing in San Francisco. To capture these references, we’ve added a new page to our site called “SFHAC in the Media,” which gives our followers an easy…

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Recap of Mayor’s Housing Task Force Meeting #2

On Friday, June 20th, senior members of Mayor’s staff, SF Planning and MOEWD convened a “Big-Tent” housing task force meeting to recap the progress to date of the Mayor’s goal of adding 30,000 new homes, including 10,000 permanently affordable homes, by 2020. This meeting came after introduction of two opposing November ballot measures focused on…

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CIWI Creates Opportunity for First Generation College Students

Monica Wilson (center) with CIWI interns The SFHAC is a proud outreach partner of  Construction Workforce Industry Initiative (CIWI). Now in its third year, CIWI is creating once in a lifetime opportunities for low-income, first generation college students interested in all facets of the construction field. Check out our interview with Program Director Monica Wilson…

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24 Hours to Stop “Housing Balance” from Hitting November Ballot

The SF Housing Action Coalition doesn’t believe taking complex issues to the ballot is the best way to achieve Mayor Lee’s goal of 30,000 new homes, including 10,000 permanently affordable homes, by 2020. If you agree that ballot-box land-use planning (housing balance) is NOT the solution to solve our housing crisis, send an email TODAY asking Supervisor…

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Stop the “Housing Balance” Ballot Initiative

District 6 Supervisor Jane Kim is proposing a city-wide Housing Balance initiative for the November ballot. It says that any market-rate housing project would need a separate conditional use approval by the Planning Commission if the City’s overall ratio of affordable housing to market-rate housing drops below 30 percent. This will increase the delays and…

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SPUR’s Analysis of Proposed Housing Balance Legislation

After the draft release in April of Supervisor Jane Kim’s proposed Housing Balance legislation, SFHAC staff and several of our members joined with SPUR staff and members to analyze this radical, damaging housing legislation. Out of this meeting, SPUR wrote a thorough analysis that requests alternatives or amendments to the legislation. We are sharing excerpts…

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