HOME-SF – New Housing for Families and Working People

HOME-SF is a new program introduced by Supervisor Katy Tang that will create 5,000 new units of permanently affordable housing over the next 20 years. The legislation also incentivizes the creation of new family-friendly housing of two or more bedrooms, housing that is currently underproduced. It passed unanimously at the Board of Supervisors.

We’re in the midst of an unprecedented housing crisis that is pushing families and working people out of San Francisco. Now more than ever we need common-sense legislation like HOME-SF to create the new units that will result in more affordable housing.

Here’s how the program works: new developments that agree to make 30% of the units permanently affordable are allowed to build up to 20 ft taller than would otherwise be allowed. 40% of these new units are required to be two or more bedrooms. This legislation also creates the first affordable housing available for middle-class earners who have been hit hardest by the housing crisis. Working people and families had previously made slightly too much to qualify for affordable housing but not enough to be able to afford market-rate housing.

Want to learn more? You can read an explainer on HOME-SF at the Bay City Beacon.

WANT TO THANK YOUR SUPERVISOR FOR VOTING FOR HOME-SF? YOU CAN CALL THEIR OFFICE HERE:

District 1 – Sandra Lee Fewer – (415) 554-7410

District 2 – Mark Farrell – (415) 554-7752

District 3 – Aaron Peskin – (415) 554-7450

District 4 – Katy Tang – (415) 554-7460

District 5 – London Breed – (415) 554-7630

District 6 – Jane Kim – (415) 554-7970

District 7 – Norman Yee – (415) 554-6516

District 8 – Jeff Sheehy – (415) 554-6968

District 9 – Hillary Ronen – (415) 554-5144

District 10 – Malia Cohen – (415) 554-7670

District 11 – Ahsha Safaí – (415) 554-6975

We Support HOME-SF!