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SF Mall Poised to Become New Neighborhood w/ Parks & HousingSF Mall Poised to Become New Neighborhood w/ Parks & Housing
By - posted 5/14/2024
Bay Area Updates, Housing, San Francisco

Thanks to SF Gate for sharing the news that San Francisco’s Stonestown Galleria Mall is poised for a massive transformation. San Francisco’s Planning Commission unanimously approved the plans to redevelop the shopping center, located at 3251 20th Ave., to revamp the underutilized parking lots into 6 acres of new parks, plus more...

60 Tiny Homes Open at SF's 16th Street BART Plaza60 Tiny Homes Open at SF’s 16th Street BART Plaza
By - posted 4/16/2024
Brand New, Getting Help, Housing, San Francisco

San Francisco has just opened its latest temporary shelter program, the Mission Cabins, which will provide 60 cabins for people experiencing homelessness at 1979 Mission Street. A closed chain store parking lot in the Mission District was chosen as the site for the new Tiny Home community. The project, modeled more...

SF's 40-Year-Old Fillmore Safeway is Shutting DownSF’s 40-Year-Old Fillmore Safeway is Shutting Down
By - posted 1/12/2024
Bay Area Updates, Goodbye, Housing, San Francisco

Thanks to SF Gate for sharing the unfortunate news that San Francisco is losing a much-needed grocery store. The Fillmore District’s Safeway, which has served the neighborhood for the past 40 years, located at 1335 Webster St., is set to close in March 2024. It’s one of the only major more...

In San Francisco, a $104,400 Salary Can Still Mean 'Low-Income'In San Francisco, a $104,400 Salary Can Still Mean ‘Low-Income’
By - posted 6/26/2023
Bay Area Updates, Housing, San Francisco

Thanks to the San Francisco Examiner for letting us know about how earning six figures can still mean you’re “low income.” Picture this, you’re earning a decent salary of $104,400 annually. You’d think that’s quite a comfortable income, right? Well, not in SF. According to the California Department of Housing and more...

100+ Units of "Affordable" Housing Coming to Civic Center in 2025100+ Units of “Affordable” Housing Coming to Civic Center in 2025
By - posted 6/8/2023
Brand New, Causes, Housing, San Francisco

Mayor London Breed Celebrates Groundbreaking Of 112 Unit Affordable Housing Development Across From City Hall The Kelsey Civic Center will provide affordable homes and supportive services for San Franciscans of diverse abilities, incomes, and backgrounds San Francisco, CA — On June 8, 2023, Mayor London N. Breed and representatives from the California more...

This is SF's $600 Million Plan to Cut Homelessness by 50%This is SF’s $600 Million Plan to Cut Homelessness by 50%
By - posted 4/20/2023
Bay Area Updates, Housing, San Francisco

By Joe Dworetzky Bay City News In June 2022, a newly enacted city ordinance announced: “It shall be the policy of the City to offer to every person experiencing homelessness in San Francisco a safe place to sleep.” Last Friday, less than a year later, the mayor announced a five-year strategic plan more...

S.F.'s Empty Offices Could Hold 11,000 New HomesS.F.’s Empty Offices Could Hold 11,000 New Homes
By - posted 3/31/2023
Bay Area Updates, Housing

Thanks to San Francisco Chronicle for sharing the news that the city’s empty office buildings could be converted to new homes. San Francisco has thousands of empty office buildings that could be converted into housing, according to a new report. The report, released by the policy research group SPUR and the more...

This is What Haight's Old McDonald's Will Look LikeThis is What Haight’s Old McDonald’s Will Look Like
By - posted 2/14/2023
Housing, San Francisco

Thanks to SFist for the tip-off that San Francisco’s former McDonald’s on Haight Street, located at 730 Stanyan, will be an 8-story mixed-use building with affordable housing. The site has sat vacant and has been used for temporary activities intended to serve the community. The current design for the building features more...

Oakland's New "Tiny Home" Cabin Community OpensOakland’s New “Tiny Home” Cabin Community Opens
By - posted 2/8/2023
Brand New, Getting Help, Housing, Oakland

Oakland opened a new cabin community this week to temporarily house unhoused residents, particularly in the Wood Street area where scores of people were living under freeway overpasses. The location of the new cabin community is 2601 Wood St., where there will be housing for up to 100 people. The more...

SF Signs Ambitious Plan to Add 82,000 New Homes in 8 YearsSF Signs Ambitious Plan to Add 82,000 New Homes in 8 Years
By - posted 2/2/2023
Housing, San Francisco

Today Mayor London N. Breed signed San Francisco’s Housing Element, which sets out a plan for the City to create over 82,000 new homes in the next eight years. The Housing Element was approved by the Board of Supervisors at its meeting today, and now is being transmitted to the California Department more...

SF's Largest Permanent Supportive Housing Just OpenedSF’s Largest Permanent Supportive Housing Just Opened
By - posted 2/2/2023
Brand New, Getting Help, Housing, San Francisco

Mayor London N. Breed recently joined federal and local government leaders and community partners for the grand opening of 1064 Mission Street, a new Permanent Supportive Housing (PSH) development serving adults exiting homelessness. With a total of 256 studio apartments, 1064 Mission is San Francisco’s largest PSH site. 153 apartments more...

Part of Historic Warfield Theatre May Be Converted to HousingPart of Historic Warfield Theatre May Be Converted to Housing
By - posted 12/29/2022
Housing, San Francisco

Thanks to SF Gate for sharing the news that part of the historic Warfield Theatre may be converted to housing. A local developer, Group i, has filed the paperwork to convert 5 stories of the 40,000 square feet building from office space to housing. 15,00 square feet would remain as more...

SF Approves New “Cars to Casas” Housing OrdinanceSF Approves New “Cars to Casas” Housing Ordinance
By - posted 12/6/2022
Housing, San Francisco

The Board of Supervisors recently approved a housing ordinance introduced by Mayor London N. Breed to make it easier to build more housing to replace gas stations, parking lots, and other auto-oriented lots. The “Cars to Casas” ordinance was supported by housing and environmental activists, including YIMBY Action, the San Francisco more...

Oakland Wants to Help Convert Illegal Secondary Dwellings to Legal ADUsOakland Wants to Help Convert Illegal Secondary Dwellings to Legal ADUs
By - posted 11/6/2022
Brand New, Housing, Oakland

Oakland is launching a brand new low-interest loan program to help convert unpermitted accessory dwelling to legal units. The Accessory Dweling Unit Loan Program will provide financing and technical assistance to low-income homeowners to convert an existing unpermitted secondary unit into a legal Accessory Dwelling Unit or Junior Accessory Dwelling Unit, more...

SF Just Hiked the Annual Airbnb Host Fee to $550SF Just Hiked the Annual Airbnb Host Fee to $550
By - posted 10/8/2022
Housing, San Francisco

Attention Airbnb hosts, San Francisco just raised the annual fee on short-term rentals from $450 to $550. On October 1, 2022, the application (and renewal) fees will increase to $550 per required adjustments in Chapter 41A of Administrative Code. The short-term rental registration fee will increase to $550, from $450 in FY 2021-22, more...