Inclusionary Housing Program
San Francisco's Inclusionary Housing Program requires developers of projects with 10 or more units to pay an Affordable Housing Fee, or instead to sell or rent a percentage of the units at a "below market rate" (BMR) price that is affordable to low or middle income households.
The Program is governed by Planning Code Section 415 and the Inclusionary Housing Program Procedures Manual, and is administered by the Mayor's Office of Housing and Community Development and the Planning Department. To be eligible to rent or purchase an Inclusionary Housing Program unit, a household must meet specific requirements, including income requirements.
In June 2017, The Board of Supervisors updated the requirements of the Inclusionary Housing Program. To review a summary of the new requirements, please visit the San Francisco Planning Department's website.
The program currently includes over 3,000 affordable units throughout San Francisco.
Information for Inclusionary Housing Program Applicants
- Applying for an Inclusionary Housing Program Ownership Unit
- Applying for an Inclusionary Housing Program Rental Unit
- How the lottery works
Information for Developers and Agents
- Paying the Affordable Housing Fee
- Providing On-site or Off-site Inclusionary Units - Ownership Units
- Providing On-site or Off-site Inclusionary Units - Rental Units
- Land Dedication - See the 2013 Procedures Manual