In the interest of public health, HSF and members will be acting with an abundance of caution. Orientations, Workshops and Clinics have been cancelled or moved to an online format. Please revisit our calendars for details.

BMR open houses and info sessions have been cancelled. Paper applications are not being accepted and while lotteries will be closed to the public, they will continue as scheduled. Check listing updates at www.housing.sfgov.org/listings.

July 2019

WINNING BOOMERS OVER ON HOUSING

In Generation Priced Out: Who Gets to Live in the New Urban America I describe how boomer homeowners in over a dozen progressive cities have worsened the urban housing crisis. Boomers have stopped neighborhoods from building new apartments, preventing the new housing  needed to meet population and jobs growth. By artificially restricting supply, boomers drive up home […]

AS HOUSING CRISIS WORSENS, SF SUPERVISORS PLAY POLITICS

Instead of Going Big, Supes Play Political Games With Mayor’s Plan San Francisco supervisors continue to treat the city’s worsening affordability crisis as a political game. Last week the Board’s majority broke over a month of silence in unveiling a rival ballot measure to Mayor Breed’s charter amendment exempting affordable and teacher housing from CEQA […]

Washington Square Park Takes Its Turn For Six-Month Closure, Upgrades

Following on the renovations in recent years of Alamo Square and Dolores Parks, North Beach’s Washington Square Park is now taking its turn — specifically to upgrade a 65-plus-year-old irrigation system that was wasting more water than any other city park. The park’s sprinklers were using three million gallons of water per year to water […]