affordable housing

Density done right in The City

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

Lee unveils measures aimed at affordable housing, transit

Mayor Ed Lee unveiled two separate ballot measures Tuesday evening that would…

(Mike Koozmin/S.F. Examiner)

City Hall 2015: dominated by housing crisis, capped off by political change

San Francisco’s City Hall has said goodbye to another year of rising…

(Mike Koozmin/S.F. Examiner)

Supervisors seek to expand rent control, raise inclusionary housing requirements

San Francisco has far from solved its housing crisis, but two supervisors…

A poll released Wednesday by the South of Market nonprofit development firm Tenants and Owners Development Corp. shows San Francisco voters would support a measure increasing The City's affordable housing requirements of private developers. (Mike Koozmin/S.F. Examiner file photo)

Poll shows strong support for June measure to raise affordable housing requirements

San Francisco voters would support a ballot measure as early as next…

A poll released Wednesday by the South of Market nonprofit development firm Tenants and Owners Development Corp. shows San Francisco voters would support a measure increasing The City's affordable housing requirements of private developers. (Mike Koozmin/S.F. Examiner file photo)
The Planning Commission voted against legislation that would skip the need for conditional use permits. (Mike Koozmin/S.F. Examiner)

Planning Commission favors maintaining conditional use process for below-market-rate developments

Legislation that could speed up the production of below-market-rate housing projects by…

The Planning Commission voted against legislation that would skip the need for conditional use permits. (Mike Koozmin/S.F. Examiner)
A rendering of San Francisco shows the newly approved high-rise building at 75 Howard St. (Courtesy Steelblue)

Board of Supervisors approves major SoMa developments

Hundreds of new homes are in the pipeline for San Francisco after…

A rendering of San Francisco shows the newly approved high-rise building at 75 Howard St. (Courtesy Steelblue)

The 5M Project has zero affordable housing

Forty percent is really zero percent when it comes to the affordable…

A mixed-use development at 1601 Mariposa St. was unanimously approved by the Planning Commission on Thursday. (Rendering courtesy RELATED CALIFORNIA)

Nearly 300 new homes coming to Potrero Hill

Nearly 300 new homes are on the horizon for Potrero Hill. A…

A mixed-use development at 1601 Mariposa St. was unanimously approved by the Planning Commission on Thursday. (Rendering courtesy RELATED CALIFORNIA)
Developers who plan to build two four-story residential buildings in place of the gas station at 25th Avenue and California Street would be subject to the Affordable Housing Bonus Program, allowing taller buildings for more below-market-rate units. (Connor Hunt/ Special to S.F. Examiner)

Residents alarmed by program encouraging density in residential developments

It’s widely agreed that more than one solution is needed to solve…

Developers who plan to build two four-story residential buildings in place of the gas station at 25th Avenue and California Street would be subject to the Affordable Housing Bonus Program, allowing taller buildings for more below-market-rate units. (Connor Hunt/ Special to S.F. Examiner)
The Planning Commission on Thursday unanimously approved a project to demolish a former theater and replace it with 90 residential units. (Kevin Kelleher/Special to S.F. Examiner)

Residential complex to replace century-old theater on Market Street

Some 90 new homes are destined along Market Street at a vacant, century-old theater…

The Planning Commission on Thursday unanimously approved a project to demolish a former theater and replace it with 90 residential units. (Kevin Kelleher/Special to S.F. Examiner)

Mayor Ed Lee does not veto new tenants’ rights legislation

After days of speculation and a showdown between tenant advocates and small…

Tenant rights groups have reason to celebrate after Mayor Ed Lee did not veto  bill that protects against evictions. (Gabriele Lurie/Special to S.F. Examiner)

Mayor Ed Lee does not veto Eviction Protections 2.0 but leaves it unsigned

After days of speculation and a showdown between tenant advocates and small…

Tenant rights groups have reason to celebrate after Mayor Ed Lee did not veto  bill that protects against evictions. (Gabriele Lurie/Special to S.F. Examiner)
Tenant rights groups have reason to celebrate after Mayor Ed Lee did not veto  bill that protects against evictions. (Gabriele Lurie/Special to S.F. Examiner)

City Hall showdown intensifies over possible veto of tenant protections

The deadline is fast approaching for Mayor Ed Lee to decide whether…

Tenant rights groups have reason to celebrate after Mayor Ed Lee did not veto  bill that protects against evictions. (Gabriele Lurie/Special to S.F. Examiner)

SF seeks to further incentivize developers to build below-market-rate homes

City officials plan to encourage private developers to build more below-market-rate units…

Housing SF homeless students may cause them to leave the school district

Efforts to house San Francisco’s homeless families with students in the public…

Investors and speculators have shifted their attention to the Richmond district, where there is less public awareness about The City's housing crisis. (Kevin Kelleher/Special to S.F. Examiner)

Richmond district feels housing crunch

By many accounts the Mission is Ground Zero for The City’s housing…

Investors and speculators have shifted their attention to the Richmond district, where there is less public awareness about The City's housing crisis. (Kevin Kelleher/Special to S.F. Examiner)
Board of Supervisors President London Breed introduced a proposal that would extend Biergarten’s lease for five more years.  (Connor Hunt/ Special to S.F. Examiner)

Housing crisis pits Hayes Valley biergarten against development

Despite San Francisco’s prevalent call to build more, the Board of Supervisors…

Board of Supervisors President London Breed introduced a proposal that would extend Biergarten’s lease for five more years.  (Connor Hunt/ Special to S.F. Examiner)
The Board of Supervisors will also be discussing how to help people who are already homeless. (Mike Koozmin/2014 S.F. EXAMINER)

SF supes debate boosting tenants’ rights and discuss homeless strategies

The debate resumes today before a Board of Supervisors committee over whether…

The Board of Supervisors will also be discussing how to help people who are already homeless. (Mike Koozmin/2014 S.F. EXAMINER)
During a press conference highlighting the successes of the San Francisco Navigation Center, Victor Frazier tells his story about the Center's positive impact on his life. (Kevin Kelleher/Special to the S.F. Examiner)

Mayor Ed Lee adds $3M to expand homeless navigation sites

In the five months since it opened, the Navigation Center in the…

During a press conference highlighting the successes of the San Francisco Navigation Center, Victor Frazier tells his story about the Center's positive impact on his life. (Kevin Kelleher/Special to the S.F. Examiner)