SF Pushes Ahead with Local Priority for Affordable Housing

The three-member Land Use Committee voted unanimously yesterday to recommend neighborhood preference for affordable housing. The policy would ensure that 40 percent of new affordable housing in a supervisorial district be reserved for former residents of...
Supervisor David Campos at the unveiling of the plan for the Mission moratorium. Photo by Joe Rivano Barros.

SF Officials Unveil Plan for Mission Moratorium

After much speculation on how exactly Proposition I, the 18-month pause on market-rate development in the Mission District, would help combat the city’s housing crisis, proponents of the measure presented their framework for affordable housing...
San Francisco Tenants Union organizers Becca Gourevitch and Andrew Szeto said the year after longtime tenant activist Ted Gullicksen's death was challenging. They are working to carry on his legacy throughout the organization's transition into new leadership. Photo by Laura Waxmann

Tenant’s Union Will Get a New Leader

For those involved in the struggle to keep San Franciscans in their homes, the year following tenant activist Ted Gullicksen’s sudden death was both challenging and transformative. “Ted was the key strategist for pretty much...
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SF Mayor Lee Lets New Tenant Protections Stand, Saying Housing Crisis ‘Acute’

A new proposal designed to give San Francisco tenants increased protections against evictions became law Friday afternoon when Mayor Ed Lee returned the legislation unsigned, despite earlier fears that he would veto it. “The [housing] crisis...