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Two men work on construction of a future housing and shopping complex near 8th and Market streets in June  2016. (Jessica Christian/S.F. Examiner)

CASA: The most important housing deal you’ve never heard of

The most important package of development policies for the Bay Area —…

Two men work on construction of a future housing and shopping complex near 8th and Market streets in June  2016. (Jessica Christian/S.F. Examiner)
The Central SoMa Plan is estimated to generate 35,000 new jobs and at least 7,000 new homes by 2040. (Courtesy Photo)

Planning for an affordable future in Central SoMa

A big change is coming to South of Market: The Central SoMa…

The Central SoMa Plan is estimated to generate 35,000 new jobs and at least 7,000 new homes by 2040. (Courtesy Photo)
Smoke rises over Journey’s End mobile home park in Santa Rosa on Monday as multiple fires break out across Sonoma, Napa and other North Bay counties. (Jessica Christian/S.F. Examiner)

Recovering from an affordable housing wildfire

A week before the North Bay fires broke out, the Metropolitan Transportation…

Smoke rises over Journey’s End mobile home park in Santa Rosa on Monday as multiple fires break out across Sonoma, Napa and other North Bay counties. (Jessica Christian/S.F. Examiner)
Gov. Jerry Brown, pictured Jan. 24 in Sacramento, signed more than a dozen housing bills this year. (Gary Coronado/Los Angeles Times/TNS)

Eye on the State: This year was all about housing

To great fanfare, Gov. Jerry Brown last Friday finally signed a “package”…

Gov. Jerry Brown, pictured Jan. 24 in Sacramento, signed more than a dozen housing bills this year. (Gary Coronado/Los Angeles Times/TNS)
Buildings are seen along The Embarcadero in San Francisco on June 28, 2017. (Sarahbeth Maney/Special to S.F. Examiner)

Santa is back for the developers

Last December, we wrote about the gift that Santa Claus brought to…

Buildings are seen along The Embarcadero in San Francisco on June 28, 2017. (Sarahbeth Maney/Special to S.F. Examiner)
The Planning Commission on Thursday will hear two proposals for the 35-acre Pier 70 project. (Courtesy Port of San Francisco)

Say yes to housing at Pier 70

More housing! The Planning Commission has the opportunity today to either push…

The Planning Commission on Thursday will hear two proposals for the 35-acre Pier 70 project. (Courtesy Port of San Francisco)
California’s “housing crisis” is, at heart, an affordable housing crisis. (Courtesy photo)

Eye on the State: Housing crisis tied to income inequality

Here on our San Francisco island, struggles over affordable housing and land-use…

California’s “housing crisis” is, at heart, an affordable housing crisis. (Courtesy photo)
High-rise buildings near First and Mission streets in San Francisco are seen April 28 2016. (Emma Chiang/Special to S.F. Examiner)

What Santa brought the developers

Last Thursday at the Planning Commission, affordable housing policy in San Francisco…

High-rise buildings near First and Mission streets in San Francisco are seen April 28 2016. (Emma Chiang/Special to S.F. Examiner)

Mixed results for affordable housing

Here in our Bay Area “bubble,” we continue to reel from the…

Don’t be fooled: Propositions P and U are bad for affordable housing

In the midst of the worst housing crisis in our city’s history,…

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It’s time for a housing preservation bond

It’s been 27 years since San Francisco was hit with the magnitude…

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Regulatory interventions, other than by-right development, would address the question of housing production if the state’s political leadership were really serious about seeking solutions to our housing crisis. (Mike Koozmin/2015 S.F. Examiner file photo)

‘By-right’ deregulation is not a real solution

A few weeks ago we wrote about the “by-right” development law, which…

Regulatory interventions, other than by-right development, would address the question of housing production if the state’s political leadership were really serious about seeking solutions to our housing crisis. (Mike Koozmin/2015 S.F. Examiner file photo)
To really address homelessness, The City needs to double the amount of housing available to homeless people in San Francisco by building new affordable units for very low-income residents with on-site supportive services. (Jessica Christian/S.F. Examiner)

Ending homelessness with … housing

The first step of any plan to end homelessness needs to be…

To really address homelessness, The City needs to double the amount of housing available to homeless people in San Francisco by building new affordable units for very low-income residents with on-site supportive services. (Jessica Christian/S.F. Examiner)
(Jessica Christian/S.F. Examiner)

‘By-right approvals’ will have no real effect on housing supply in SF

Developers and their lobbying organizations are currently working hard to spread a…

(Jessica Christian/S.F. Examiner)
The Public Utilities Commission parking lot next to the City College of San Francisco’s campus on Ocean Avenue contains 17 acres of developable land. (Gabrielle Lurie/2015 S.F. Examiner)

The future of Balboa Reservoir: Say no to privatizing public lands

The future of a huge swath of The City is currently up…

The Public Utilities Commission parking lot next to the City College of San Francisco’s campus on Ocean Avenue contains 17 acres of developable land. (Gabrielle Lurie/2015 S.F. Examiner)

The ‘affordable housing balance’ just keeps getting worse

The third “Housing Balance Report” from the City Planning Department was quietly…

Inclusionary housing: More for the many, not just the few

This Tuesday, the Board of Supervisors is poised to put a very…

Density done right in The City

As San Francisco’s affordability crisis continues unabated, there is almost universal consensus…

San Francisco’s most massive housing construction era since urban renewal

The narrative in the mainstream media and from popular think tank organizations…

Inclusionary housing is for mixed-income areas

Pro-development boosters are proposing to upend The City’s inclusionary housing policy by…