The ADU Incentives program provides a suite of services – including financing – for homeowners to create an accessory dwelling unit (ADU) in their single family home.
Ellis Act Evictions on the Rise in the Sunset; Artist Forced to Move
On Sept. 2, 1976, Linda Joy Johnson moved into a flat on 11th Avenue and has called it home ever since. But, this coming November, the 64-year-old woman might get evicted under the Ellis Act.
Free Event on May 16: Affordable Housing in San Francisco
You are invited to a free public event featuring a panel of housing policy makers and activists discussing the forces driving the housing crisis in San Francisco and how to address them.
Francis Scott Key Annex Educator Housing Reaches Next Milestone
MidPen Housing, the developer for the Francis Scott Key Annex Educator Housing complex, has submitted the project application to the San Francisco Planning Department.
New Community Group Brainstorms Housing Fix
A new community-organizing group in the Richmond District called Richmond Rising has launched a drive to raise awareness of and find concrete solutions to the neighborhood’s diminishing supply of affordable housing.
Letter to the Editor – SB-50
Editor: According to the Planning Department’s analysis of State Senate Bill 50 (Sen. Scott Wiener), your neighbor’s parcel could have an 8+ story building on it with no density limits “near” transit, […]
Update on the Francis Scott Key Annex Educator Housing Project
On Monday, Feb. 11 at Francis Scott Key Elementary School, members of the public were able to review construction plans and give feedback to BAR Architects and the developer, MidPenHousing.
Ellis Act evictions hitting more west side tenants
The Ellis Act is a 1985 statewide law that allows landlords to evict tenants if they go out of the rental business. While it is difficult to know how many of the recent Ellis Act evictions are for legitimate reasons, the data strongly suggests that a significant proportion of them do not go out of the rental business.
City Tweaks Home-SF, Ordinance Was Ignored
The revised Home-SF program passed by the Board of Supervisors in July uses a new three-tiered system …
Move to Increase Housing Density Through ‘In-law Units’
In a unanimous vote on July 31, the SF Board of Supervisors approved changes in the city code that would authorize the expansion of an ADU within a site’s build able area …
Proposal looks at creating more in-law units
A San Francisco supervisor has introduced legislation that would amend the city ordinance that controls Accessory Dwelling Units (ADU), what are commonly known as “in-law units,” in an attempt to streamline the process for adding units to the City’s housing stock.
State bill would re-zone large swaths of City
A bill now sitting in the state legislature would take the zoning power to reject taller buildings away from municipalities across California if developers want to put them near public transit stops.
Housing OK’d to Replace Lawton St. Gas Station
A Union-76 gas station at the corner of 42nd Avenue and Lawton Street will be
demolished and replaced by a mixed-use, four-story building with 15 residential units and ground-floor retail space.
8-story housing project slated for Geary, Masonic
This is the third time that the developers, SoMa Development Partners, LLC, have submitted plans to the department but the first time they got the commission’s approval.
Small cottage poses larger development questions
A small cottage built more than a century ago might fall to the latest wave of gentrification
and land speculation, which has already swept through places like the Mission District and
Noe Valley, and now seems to be washing over the Richmond District.