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Who Are You Building For? Housing Production and Who Gets to Live in San Francisco
Date Thursday January 11
Time 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Location Details
Park Branch Library, 1833 Page Street, near Cole, one block north of Haight Street.
Event Type Panel Discussion
Organizer/AuthorTes Welborn
The Planning Department released its 2016 Housing Inventory December 21, 2017. Details below.

Of course, neither the Inventory nor any other Planning document addresses who gets to live in San Francisco, and who is forced out. Like me, you probably have friends now living in the East Bay. January 11, we are fortunate to have three distinguished experts on San Francisco Housing, and particularly on Affordable Housing and Tenants' Rights.

Calvin Welch, long-time housing activist and former HANC Board Member, will address the Housing Legacy of Mayor Ed Lee.

Dean Preston will report on the Sacramento hearing about the repeal of Costa-Hawkins. Repealing Costa-Hawkins would mean that local governments could institute Rent Control and Vacancy Control of rents. Dean will also address the Right to Counsel ballot measure and related topics.

Peter Cohen, Coalition of Community Housing Organizations, CCHO, also comes to us this day fresh from Sacramento with the latest on California housing funding mechanisms and anticipated future housing development.

CCHO recently completed a housing needs analysis based on the jobs production data that just came out a couple weeks ago. Peter will also speak on the funding for San Francisco as projected from the California Bond and other sources, and the need for a new local permanent source(s) of affordable housing revenue.

The Planning Department released its 2016 Housing Inventory December 21, 2017. The annual net gain in housing units, new construction less demolition, was 5,046 housing units, about double the 10-year average annual gain. Of these, over 800 units were “affordable,” an over 50% gain over 2016. There were over 3,500 units built in buildings of 20 units or more, and 90% condominiums. There are a total of 387,597 housing units now in San Francisco. About 30% are single-family homes, 20% are buildings of two to four units, 10% each for buildings of either 5-9 units, or 10-19 units, and 28% for building of at least 20 units. The Housing Inventory also lists median rents and home prices, and regional housing production.

Also at this meeting, we will be introducing new Police Captain Una Bailey.
Added to the calendar on Friday Dec 29th, 2017 8:52 PM