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Gov. Brown just signed 15 housing bills. Here's how they're supposed to help the affordability crisis

By Liam Dillon of the LA Times

Gov. Jerry Brown has finalized lawmakers’ most robust response to California’s housing affordability problems in recent memory.

The “15 good bills” Brown signed into law here Friday morning include a new fee on real estate transactions and a $4-billion bond on the 2018 ballot that together could raise close to $1 billion a year in the near term to help subsidize new homes for low-income residents.

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Small Sites Program Updates Available for Public Comment

MOHCD's Small Sites program has several policy updates that are open for public comment. The Small Sites program funds non-profits to help stabilize existing multi-family rental buildings of 5-25 units that are occupied by low- to moderate-income tenants. By stabilizing existing housing, the program's aim is to prevent evictions and rising tenant rents.

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MOHCD grantee SoMa Pilipinas holds its first night market

On August 18th, SoMa Pilipinas held its first night market, Undiscovered SF, at 88 5th St (in the US Mint and on Mint Plaza). It attracted approximately 10,000 people from across the region.

The event highlights food and retail vendors, as well as local performers and artists build a thriving new commercial corridor and bring public awareness of the SoMa Pilipinas Filipino culture district.

The market is partially supported by a grant from MOHCD and the SoMa Community Stabilization Fund.

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Mayor Lee and Supervisor Kim Celebrate Groundbreaking of New Family Housing Site in the Tenderloin

Mayor Ed Lee joins in groundbreaking of Tenderloin housing units in August 2017, with Supervisor Jane Kim and the Tenderloin Neighborhood Development Corporation

San Francisco, CA – Mayor Edwin M. Lee, Supervisor Jane Kim, the Tenderloin Neighborhood Development Corporation and community members today celebrated the groundbreaking of a new affordable housing site in the Tenderloin that will provide homes for families in the neighborhood.

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