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Mayor London Breed Announces Acquisition and Preservation of Housing and the El Rio Bar through the City's Small Sites Program

Mayor London N. Breed today announced the acquisition and preservation of 3156-3158 Mission Street as part of the City’s Small Sites Program. The acquired properties are two mixed-use buildings with eight apartments and two commercial spaces occupied by El Rio, which is a bar and cornerstone business that has served the local Latino and LGBTQ communities since 1978. The bar and patio occupy one commercial space, and a community meeting space occupies the other.

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Mayor London Breed Announces the Acquisition and Preservation of First Small Sites Building in the Sunset

Mayor London N. Breed, Supervisor Gordon Mar, and community leaders today celebrated the acquisition and preservation of 3544 Taraval Street, a building with six two-bedroom homes in the Outer Sunset neighborhood. It is the first Small Sites Program (SSP) acquisition in District 4, and one of only three SSP acquisitions on the Westside of San Francisco. 

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Mayor London Breed Celebrates Groundbreaking for 167 New Affordable Homes in Sunnydale Neighborhood

September 25, 2019

Mayor London N. Breed today celebrated the groundbreaking of Sunnydale Block 6, a six-story building that will provide 167 permanently affordable homes for low-income families, including 125 apartments set aside for Sunnydale residents living in public housing. She was joined by Senator Scott Wiener, Assemblymember David Chiu, California Board of Equalization Chair Malia Cohen, and Supervisor Shamann Walton.

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Mayor London Breed Announces the Successful Rehabilitation of 436 Affordable Homes for Families in Bayview-Hunters Point Neighborhood

Mayor London N. Breed and community leaders today celebrated the grand reopening of 436 units at Hunters Point East West (HPEW) and Westbrook, two former public housing properties that were originally built in the 1950s and together comprise nearly 35 acres of land. These are two of 28 sites previously owned by the San Francisco Housing Authority that were renovated under the Rental Assistance Demonstration (RAD) program through the U.S.

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San Francisco "Fiber to Housing" Program Provides Internet for Low-Income Families

Mayor London N. Breed, along with City Administrator Naomi M. Kelly, today announced the San Francisco Department of Technology’s Fiber to Housing program has received national recognition for its service to low-income San Franciscans. The program has provided 1,500 low‑income families with access to free, high-speed internet, and will serve an additional 1,600 families over the next year.

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Mayor London Breed Announces the Acquisition and Preservation of Historic, Mixed-Income Building in the Tenderloin

Mayor London N. Breed and community leaders today celebrated the acquisition and preservation of 86 units of affordable housing at 270 Turk Street in the Tenderloin. A portion of the units in the building will be designated for formerly homeless individuals through funding from the Educational Revenue Augmentation Fund (ERAF) discretionary portion windfall, as previously authorized by Mayor Breed. 

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Board of Supervisors Unanimously Passes Mayor London Breed's Legislation to Eliminate Building Code Fees for 100% Affordable Housing and Accessory Dwelling Units

July 30, 2019

The Board of Supervisors today voted unanimously to approve legislation introduced by Mayor London N. Breed to make it less expensive to build 100% affordable housing and Accessory Dwelling Units (ADUs), also known as in-law units. The legislation was co-sponsored by Supervisors Vallie Brown and Gordon Mar.

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Mayor London Breed Announces Leadership Transition at the Office of Housing and Community Development

Mayor London N. Breed and the Mayor’s Office of Housing and Community Development (MOHCD) Director Kate Hartley today announced that Director Hartley will leave her role on Friday, July 26, 2019. Current MOHCD Deputy Director of Housing, Dan Adams, will serve as Acting Director while a comprehensive search for the MOHCD Director position is undertaken.

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Mayor London Breed Announces New Consumer Rights Legal Clinic

Friday, July 12, 2019

Mayor London N. Breed, in partnership with the San Francisco Law Library, today announced a new free monthly Consumer Rights Legal Clinic, co-sponsored by Bay Area Legal Aid, the Mayor’s Office of Housing and Community Development (MOHCD) and the San Francisco Treasurer’s Office of Financial Empowerment. The Clinic will begin on Thursday, July 25, 2019. 

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Board of Supervisors Votes Unanimously to Place $600 Million Affordable Housing Bond on November Ballot

Tuesday, June 9, 2019

The Board of Supervisors voted unanimously today to place a $600 million Affordable Housing Bond onto the November ballot to fund the creation, preservation, and rehabilitation of affordable housing in San Francisco. The Bond, proposed by Mayor London N. Breed and Board of Supervisors President Norman Yee, is co-sponsored by Supervisors Vallie Brown, Ahsha Safaí, Shamann Walton, Catherine Stefani, Hillary Ronen, and Rafael Mandelman.

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