Housing Affordability Crisis

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SRO Leader Kristy speaks with a resident in SoMa
SRO buildings are being targeted for conversion from low-income housing to luxury dorms. SRO Resident Leaders and Senior & Disability Action are organizing residents to identify when these illegal conversions are happening in their buildings.
Our City Our Homes Press Conference, San Francisco City Hall
Local initiative aiming to end homelessness in San Francisco submits triple the needed signatures to qualify for November election.
Protesters holding signs that say "Rent Control for All"
Activists turn in signatures to qualify for a November ballot measure that would repeal the Costa Hawkins Rental Housing Act, a state law that limits on rent control in California.
Supporters of bill to repeal Costa Hawkins take over hearing room
California Assemblymembers consider reversing a major barrier to expanding rent control in cities, such as San Francisco, where rents are rising much faster than most people can pay.
Protesters holding Homes for People Not for Profit sign
Tenants and tenants rights organizations rallied in San Francisco as part of a Statewide day of protests against corporate landlords. With the backdrop of Financial District highrises, the protesters attempted to reach the executive offices of Starwood Waypoint, landlord to tens of thousands of residents across the United States.

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Tony Robles from SDA and Kung Feng from JWJ at protest
Housing advocates demand no budget cuts to the US Department of Housing and Urban Development outside the San Francisco office of CA Senator Kamala Harris. The cuts to HUD proposed by President Trump would result in nearly $1 Billion a year being lost just for the State of California.
The Filtering Fallacy
In response to our current housing affordability crisis, some activists have called for increased construction of any kind in San Francisco. This relies on a theory called "filtering." With this infographic, we examine the numbers and philosophy behind these claims.
Infographic on AHBP
The Affordable Housing Bonus Program does not incentivize development that will benefit San Francisco residents who are being pushed out. Here are three reasons why.