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.

Participate in our public survey

You have the opportunity to be enrolled in two different raffles for completing the full survey!

Please note that the survey will be available in other languages (Traditional Chinese, Spanish, Filipino, Vietnamese, Russian and Samoan) in late January.  Thank you for your patience.

Take the survey

Attend a community forum:

Please note that if you've missed the forum for your neighborhood, you're certainly welcome to attend any of the others!

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

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 looks at our work with a goal of creating a City where someone’s racial identity has nothing to do with successful they are.
  • 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)