Prop. K, authorizing subsidized affordable housing, gets strong backing

Voters overwhelmingly authorized San Francisco to acquire, build or rehabilitate up to 10,000 units of subsidized affordable housing, election night...

Voters overwhelmingly authorized San Francisco to acquire, build or rehabilitate up to 10,000 units of subsidized affordable housing, election night results show.

Proposition K received 74 percent of the vote just after midnight.

State law Article 34, passed in 1950, requires voter approval for public affordable housing; advocates view it as part of a legacy of racist, discriminatory housing policy intended to keep low-income and people of color out of certain neighborhoods. An effort to place a repeal of the law before California voters for the November 2020 election failed.

The Board of Supervisors last week approved a Housing Stability Fund to set criteria for housing projects, such as limiting households to those at or below 80 percent of the area median income.

Prop. K and the Housing Stability Fund would receive half of the revenue generated by Proposition I, which raises taxes on the sale of property costing $10 million or more, if it passes.

‘We need a place to take a shower and feel welcomed’

Tenderloin linkage center opens one month after Mayor Breed’s emergency declaration

Opinion: Can a former California dairy farmer help Trump slay Facebook and Twitter?

Retired Republican congressman works to launch Trump’s social media app by Presidents Day

Beloved Sunset District park to make way for teacher housing

‘I think there is sadness and a sense of loss but we all knew it was coming’