Get Involved

MOHCD aims to meet the needs of San Franciscans looking for affordable housing and related services. Hearing from the community is critical to our mission. Your feedback helps us shape our plans and programs for the future.

Public survey

Thank you for your interest, but our public survey is now closed.

Community forum

Our forums are now complete, but you can view notes from the conversation in the chart below.

District Date Meeting Time Location Notes
Castro (District 8 and District 7) 12/03/18 5:30-7:30pm Eureka Valley Recreation Center Combined Notes
Sunset (District 4 and District 1) 12/10/18 6:00-8:00pm Ortega Public Library Combined Notes
Excelsior and OMI (District 11) 01/16/19 5:30-7:30pm Balboa High School Combined Notes
Tenderloin (District 6) 01/22/19 5:30-7:30pm Kelly Cullen Community Combined Notes
Western Addition (District 5) 01/31/19 5:30-7:30pm Fillmore Heritage Center Combined Notes
SoMa (District 6) 02/05/19 5:30-7:30pm Bayanihan Center Combined Notes
Mission (District 9) 02/13/19 5:30-7:30pm St. John the Evangelist Episcopal Church Combined Notes
Chinatown (District 3 and District 2) 02/19/19 5:30-7:30pm Chinatown YMCA Combined Notes
Bayview Hunters Point (District 10) 02/20/19 5:30-7:30pm Dr. George W. Davis Senior Center Combined Notes
Visitacion Valley (District 10) 02/26/19 5:30-7:30pm Visitacion Valley Elementary School Combined Notes

Plans in development

Every five years, we create three strategic plans to help direct our policies. We invite you to join us in developing this year’s plans. Besides the following opportunities, stay tuned for other ways to get involved!

The Consolidated Plan

  • Primary department plan
  • Identifies affordable housing and community development needs and priorities
  • Guides the use of federal and local funding

Analysis of Impediments to Fair Housing Choice

  • Looks at fair housing issues, including patterns of segregation
  • Examines how these issues can impact access to opportunity
  • Influences strategies in MOHCD's other plans

HIV Housing Plan

  • Focuses on housing-related programs for people living with HIV
  • Manages a number of programs, and funding from both federal and local sources
  • Directs the development of new HIV housing initiatives

Approaches and strategies

As part of our process, we use two critical lenses to inform our work:

  • The Racial Equity lens helps us work to end gaps so that race cannot predict someone's success, and we increase the success of all communities.
  • Trauma-Informed Systems engage and support San Franciscans with a history of trauma. We acknowledge the role that trauma has played on their lives. We aim to meet these residents where they are, without judgement.

MOHCD's timeline for developing the 3 plans

  1. Community outreach and engagement (October 2018 - June 2019)
  2. Analyzing community needs (March - June 2019)
  3. Developing strategies for the plans (June - August 2019)
  4. Public comments on goals, objectives, and strategies (August 2019)
  5. Release RFP based on goals, objectives, and strategies (September 2019)
  6. Drafting the 3 plans (September 2019 - January 2020)
  7. Public comments on the draft plans (February 2020)