The current timeline for any housing to be built is around 4 years from land purchase to starting construction IF there are no neighborhood objections. What about using the example of the Homeless Navigation Center ? or The Hall on Market near 6th St. Use Land / Space that isn't in construction yet to set up a temporary tiny home community. Both the Nav Center and The Hall is/was a temporary popup for 18-24 months.
Friends of the Urban Forest is leading a campaign to improve San Francisco’s dismal municipal street tree policies and under-funded urban forestry program. If you’re a San Francisco resident, please join us by adding your name to this petition! We’ll deliver it to City Hall.
The Campaign Friends of the Urban Forest is leading a campaign to improve San Francisco's dismal municipal street tree policies and under-funded urban forestry
Last week marked a huge win for affordable housing and San Francisco residents. The Board of Supervisors voted 10-1 (D7 Sup. Norman Yee voted no) in support of streamlining the production of 100 percent affordable housing projects by exempting them from needing a conditional use (CU) permit. Getting a CU permit requires the applicant to prove to the Commission that the project is “necessary or desirable”, an absurdity for 100 percent affordable projects. They’re both!
The measure, introduced by Supervisor Scott Wiener, could shave off at least three to six months from a affordable housing project’s approval timetable. That creates more certainty that these badly-needed homes will get financed and out of the ground faster.
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“I am delighted!!! This eliminates at least one of the hurdles in trying to get an affordable housing project entitled.” – Pat Scott, Booker T. Washington Center Last week marked a huge win for affordable housing and San Francisco residents. The Board of Supervisors voted 10-1 (D7 Sup. Norman Yee voted no) in support of...
San Francisco is not the only city in California that suffers from high costs of housing. The entire state is, on average, significantly more expensive than the rest of the country, the primary reason being a severe lack housing supply. But why does California produce so little housing and what are the strategies the state can take on to address the shortage? The CA Legislative Analyst's Office, a nonpartisan fiscal and policy advisor, explains the issue in simple info graphics.
Construction on the Van Ness Improvement Project, including Van Ness Bus Rapid Transit (BRT), is set to break ground this spring. It will bring a much-needed and globally-proven solution to improve transit service and address traffic congestion on Van Ness Avenue, a major north-south street and the continuation of Highway 101. It will also bring upgrades to the sidewalks and wider street area for everyone who lives and works along this dynamic street to enjoy. Van Ness will undergo major upgrades to revitalize one of San Francisco's most prominent corridors and its aging infrastructure for the next generation.
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Join participating Blick Art Materials stores in the Bay Area for a special engagement with artists honored during the 2015 SF Beautiful Muni Art Project.
979 Market Street featured artists:
-Reynaldo Cayetano Jr.
1930 Van Ness Ave featured artists:
See a special demonstration and talk with artists, plus take home your own signed bus placard featuring their work (while supplies last).
Door prizes and light refreshments available.
View full details here: goo.gl/5YnvSF
Each February, leaders in poverty alleviation from across the nation gather to share solutions to one of the biggest challenges facing our communities: family and youth homelessness. This year the National Alliance to End Homelessness' conference is taking place in Oakland and we invite you to join us for a conversation with experts dedicated to eradicating homelessness.
We'll discuss the current landscape, challenges, local versus national strategy, and where technology, and the community (you!) fit in.
See you there!
Meghan Murphy, HandUp.org