Despite the play on the field, the Giants' offseason began with a win, as their Mission Rock project got unanimous approval at the Planning Commission. The mixed-use, mixed-income development saw a rare breadth of support, and SFHAC is happy to see 1100-1500 new homes added for San Franciscans at all income levels.
In the real estate development equivalent of a perfect game, the Giants' vision of creating a new "heart of Mission Bay south" on 28 acres of paved parking lots across the Lefty O'Doul Bridge from AT&T Park won unanimous support at the Planning Commission on Thursday. But it wasn't just the seven commissioners who heaped...
On Friday, Governor Brown came to Hunter's View, a mixed-income project in the Bayview owned by SFHAC member, John Stewart Company, to sign the highly anticipated state-level housing package into law. These bills represent major steps forward in home affordability and creation in San Francisco, and California. Joining SFHAC and John Stewart and Co at the signing were a broad base of pro-housing advocates including Non-Profit Housing Association of Northern CA, Mission Housing, Mercy Housing, Universal Paragon Corporation, TMG Partners, Silicon Valley at Home, The Bay Area Council, SPUR, YIMBY Action, and others. . .Read about it and see pictures from the event here - www.sfhac.org/governor-brown-s...
"Every morning around the Bay Area, people wake up and face the dreaded task of a long commute from home to work. Because of our housing crisis, our teachers, nurses, first responders and restaurant employees are forced to live in homes far away from where they work.
We must change that — especially for our working and middle-class residents.
On Wednesday, I issued an Executive Directive to speed up the time it takes to create homes in San Francisco. By increasing collaboration, transparency and accountability among City department and improving our partnership with private organizations, we can reduce housing approval timelines by nearly half while creating 5,000 new units every year for the foreseeable future."
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Every morning around the Bay Area, people wake up and face the dreaded task of a long commute from home to work. Because of our housing…
At the Governor Signing Ceremony for the Housing Package, and the mood is universal: This is an incredible first step. It won't be the last.
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 address a problem that has become a statewide issue. Here’s a brief overview of what each measures accomplishes.
On the evening of September 14th, the California Legislature passed three major housing bills that will help people of all income levels.
MAJOR UPDATE: CA State Housing Streamlining & Funding Package has been agreed to! Includes SB35, SB2, SB3, SB 167 & more! www.sacbee.com/news/politics-g...
California’s Democratic-controlled Legislature announced Tuesday a package of housing deals aimed at addressing the state’s unprecedented affordability crisis. A bill imposing a real estate transaction fee was amended to be more attractive to moderate Democrats by giving local governments more control of the proceeds.
The state legislature voted on several pro-housing bills last week, including those that address process reform and funding.
This bill streamlines the approval process of code compliant housing in jurisdictions that don’t achieve their targeted Regional Housing Needs Assessment (RHNA) goals at the different income levels. If they build the housing they’re suppose to build, nothing happens.
Passed the Senate (25 Y – 12 N – 3 NVR)
This bill updates the State’s Housing Accountability Act, which was a seldom used law to get local jurisdictions to build housing. Known as the “YIMBY Bill”, this is what CaRLA used to sue the City of Lafayette.
Passed the Senate (30 Y – 10 N)
This eliminates the state mortgage interest deduction on second homes, resulting in $300 million of additional revenue for the state’s Low Income Housing Tax Credit (LIHTC) program. Learn more here -www.sfhac.org/sfhac-supports-a...
Votes still being counted
This creates the incentive for jurisdictions to re-zone and complete an environmental review on infill sites close to transit. In exchange, the local jurisdiction will be rewarded with additional funding. The bill also includes affordability requirements and prevailing wages. We’re fans because it’s going to incentivize jurisdictions to up-zone transit rich areas for more housing. There is a “use it or lose it” timeline as well. Learn more here -www.sfhac.org/sfhac-supports-a...
Passed the Assembly (56 Y – 24 N – 4 NVR)
The Assembly version of SB 167.
Passed the Assembly (56 Y – 24 N – 4 NVR)
Learn about the results in our latest blog post - www.sfhac.org/legislature-vote...
Assembly bills 71 and 73 would provide new funding to subsidize affordable housing and encourage cities cities to zone for more housing around transit.
Thank you for your leadership Senator Weiner!
""SB 35 ensures that *all* communities contribute to solving our housing shortage by creating housing. It does so by streamlining housing approvals in communities that are falling short of their already-existing housing goals, known as the Regional Housing Needs Assessment or RHNA. The bill makes it much harder for communities to obstruct housing by saying “build the housing in another town, but not here.” No more kicking the housing can elsewhere. We are all responsible for solving this affordability crisis. Housing must be a shared endeavor, and we must be bold."
When I ran to represent our community in the State Senate, I promised you that I would fight for more housing. Yesterday, the State Senate…
Moments ago, the San Francisco Board of Supervisors passed "HomeSF". This is a major win for San Francisco families, teachers, and working people. We'll provide more details later, but Supervisors Fewer, Farrell, Peskin, Tang, Breed, Kim, Sheehy, Ronen, Cohen, and Safai voted "yes" and Supervisor Yee voted "no".
Thank you again for all of your advocacy!
New affordable housing is on the way in San Francisco thanks to the Affordable Housing Bond approved by voters in 2015. Proposition A dedicated $310 million to building and rehabilitating affordable places to live for low-, moderate- and middle-income San Franciscans. Already, the bond’s passage has accelerated by five years the opening of 1,600 new and rehabilitated public housing units at Sunnydale and 1,200 units at Potrero and has backed the expansion of the city’s down-payment assistance loan program to teachers.
Now, four new multifamily developments have been selected for loans issued from bond funds. Together, these projects will add more than 500 units of new affordable housing to four different neighborhoods: the Excelsior, Forest Hills, the Tenderloin and the Mission. As these projects get underway, the public can track progress on the Mayor’s Office of Housing and Community Development website. This November, voters across the Bay Area have new opportunities to approve bonds for affordable housing. The progress 2015’s Prop. A has made so far shows how much bond funds can do to keep our cities affordable for everyone — even more reason to vote “yes” for affordable housing this election.
Learn more: sfmohcd.org/2015-affordable-ho...