San Francisco school board moves forward on teacher housing project

on Sep 14 2017 - 10:15am

Source: San Francisco Chronicle By Jill Tucker | September 13, 2017  The San Francisco school board took a big step toward building apartments for some teachers and their classroom aides, a closely watched project that seeks to ease the housing crisis for educators. The board voted unanimously Tuesday evening to enter into an agreement with Mayor Ed Lee’s office of housing and development to pursue the construction of up to 150 units on a former school site in the Outer Sunset neighborhood. “I think this has been many, many years in the making, so this is a very big deal,” said board member Matt Haney. For two decades, school officials have been mulling the idea of using surplus property to build the apartments. But in recent years, with a flourishing tech industry pushing San Francisco housing prices higher, teachers and their union have called for help, saying teachers increasingly can’t afford to stay in the city. Several state, federal and local programs already offer rental...

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Equifax data breach: What you need to know

on Sep 8 2017 - 5:06pm

Source: CNN By Kaya Yurieff | September 8, 2017 A huge security breach at credit reporting company Equifax has exposed sensitive information, such as Social Security numbers and addresses, of up to 143 million Americans. Unlike other data breaches, those affected by the breach may not even know they're customers of the company. Equifax (EFX) is one of three nationwide credit-reporting agencies that track and rate the financial history of consumers. The company gets its data from credit card companies, banks, retailers and lenders -- sometimes without you knowing. Related: The biggest data breaches ever The data breach is among the worst ever because of the amount of people affected and the sensitive type of information exposed. How many people were affected? The company says as many as 143 million people in the United States were hit. Others in the U.K. and Canada were also impacted, but Equifax hasn't said how many. Credit card numbers for about 209,000 U.S. customers were...

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Massive Pier 70 redevelopment clears Planning Commission

on Sep 5 2017 - 4:01pm

Source: San Francisco Examiner Plans for Pier 70 include rehabilitation of historic buildings, an artist space and at least 1,100 residential units, 30 percent of which would be on-site affordable housing. (Courtesy Forest City) By Michael Barba | August 25, 2017 The proposed redevelopment of the historic shipyard at Pier 70 moved forward on Thursday at the Planning Commission, bringing the massive mixed-use project closer to reality after a decade of planning.  Developer Forest City plans to build between 1,100 and 2,150 residential units on a 28-acre portion Pier 70, including 30 percent on-site affordable housing. The development would also bring between 1.2 million and 2.3 million square feet of commercial space to the Dogpatch. In addition, the plans call for the rehabilitation of historic buildings, space for the artists who currently occupy areas of the shipyard and $765 million in total public benefits. “Ten years of neighborhood planning, community engagement and...

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SF officials break ground on Tenderloin family housing project

on Aug 29 2017 - 12:54pm

Source: San Francisco Examiner By Bay City News | August 22, 2017 People chat after a groundbreaking ceremony for future affordable housing units on the corner of Eddy and Turk streets in San Francisco’s Tenderloin District Tuesday, August 22, 2017. (Jessica Christian/S.F. Examiner) San Francisco officials broke ground Tuesday on a new affordable housing project in the Tenderloin that will provide 113 much-needed units largely aimed at families, many of them formerly homeless. More than 60 percent of the units in the Tenderloin Neighborhood Development Corporation project at Eddy and Taylor streets will have two or three bedrooms to accommodate families. Thirty of those units will be set aside for formerly homeless families. The Tenderloin and South of Market neighborhoods are among the fastest growing areas for families with children in The City, but many of those families live doubled up in cramped SROs or are in the shelter system, Supervisor Jane Kim said. “This development will...

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San Francisco Public Housing Site Undergoes Transformation

on Aug 16 2017 - 11:09am

Source: Affordable Housing Finance By Christine Serline | August 15, 2017  The first two phases of the revitalized Alice Griffith public housing complex in San Francisco features 184 affordable apartment, with 114 units reserved for returning residents. The transformation of the obsolete Alice Griffith public housing site, which had been dilapidated and plagued with crime, in San Francisco has been night and day. Known as the Double Rock, the public housing community near Candlestick Park had been isolated from the rest of the city. Now the area is undergoing a major revitalization. The renewal of Alice Griffith is part of master developer FivePoint Communities’ larger Hunters Point Shipyard Phase 2 and Candlestick Point development plan, which includes 10,500 new homes, with 32% available for rent or sale at below-market rates. Blake Thompson PhotographyThe flat-style and townhouse apartments wrap around center courtyards to provide private outdoor space and are built over...

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