“Who gets to live in San Francisco?” We believe the answer should be, “Anyone who wants to”. That is why the SF Housing Action Coalition advocates for the creation of well-designed housing for ALL income levels to meet the needs of San Franciscans, present and future. (Image: Sergio Ruiz)
San Francisco is a unique city. The combination of job opportunity, cultural and geographic diversity, amazing weather and plentiful urban amenities make it a desirable place to live. While the demand to live here continues to grow, amidst a strong economy that attracts thousands of skilled, well-compensated workers, the City has done a poor job of accommodating those who want to be here.
Housing policy that encourages low-density development and a culture intent on preserving the built environment has resulted in an under-supplied, expensive housing market. As a result, the City is suffering from an affordability crisis.
We believe this problem can be solved by sharply increasing our rate of housing production. For the past two decades, we have built an average of 1,500 new housing units per year. We need to increase the rate of housing production to meet the demand for housing. The San Francisco Housing Action Coalition (SFHAC) has set a goal of assisting the city in reaching an annual production rate of 5,000 homes per year.
We are targeting our efforts through these five initiatives: