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Mayor London Breed and Community Members Announce the City's Intent to Purchase Large Parcel in the Mission for Affordable Housing

Mayor London N. Breed and community leaders today announced the City is in contract to purchase a large parcel of land at 1515 South Van Ness Avenue to build new affordable housing. The project will provide 100 percent permanently affordable housing, and will likely serve families earning between 30 and 80 percent of Area Median Income. Once complete, the project will be the eighth new construction of affordable housing in the Mission District since 2015.

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Preservation of Historic Residential Building in Haight-Ashbury Prevents Eviction

Supervisor Vallie Brown and community leaders celebrate the acquisition loan closing of the property at 520 Shrader Street to preserve three currently occupied affordable apartments for very low-income households (under 50% AMI) and another four vacant apartments for moderate-income households (under 105% AMI) through the Mayor’s Office of Housing and Community Development’s Small Sites Program. 
 

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Mayor London Breed and Board President Norman Yee Call for Growing Housing Bond to $600 Million

Friday, May 24, 2019

Mayor London N. Breed and Board President Norman Yee today released the following statements in support of growing the Affordable Housing Bond by $100 million after the Controller announced the City’s debt capacity has increased by that amount. This would raise the bond to $600 million. 

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Mayor London Breed and Community Members Celebrate the Groundbreaking of New Affordable Housing in the Mission

Mayor London N. Breed, Supervisor Hillary Ronen and community leaders today celebrated the groundbreaking of Casa Adelante – 1990 Folsom, a nine-story building in the Mission District that will provide 143 permanently affordable apartments for low-income families, including 25 percent for which families choosing to relocate from HOPE SF sites will have top waitlist preference.

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Mayor London Breed, Supervisor Shamann Walton, and Community Members Celebrate the Opening of First Potrero Hill Residential Building under HOPE SF

Mayor London N. Breed, Supervisor Shamann Walton, and community members today celebrated the grand opening of 1101 Connecticut Avenue, a 71-unit affordable housing development that is the first project to be completed as part of the HOPE SF Potrero Hill Master Plan. 

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Mayor London Breed and Board President Norman Yee Introduce $500 Million Affordable Housing Bond

Mayor London N. Breed and Board of Supervisors President Norman Yee today announced the introduction of a $500 million Affordable Housing Bond at the Board of Supervisors, which would fund the creation, preservation, and rehabilitation of affordable housing in San Francisco. Supervisors Vallie Brown, Ahsha Safai, Shamann Walton, and Catherine Stefani are co-sponsoring the Bond.

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Mayor London Breed Introduces Charter Amendment to Build Affordable and Teacher Housing Projects Faster

Wednesday, April 24, 2019

Mayor London N. Breed today announced she has introduced a Charter Amendment to make 100 percent affordable and teacher housing subject to as-of-right approval in San Francisco. She first announced this idea in her State of the City Address in January. The Charter Amendment is co-sponsored by Supervisors Vallie Brown and Ahsha Safaí.

This measure is a continuation of Mayor Breed’s commitment to addressing the housing crisis and increasing affordability for teachers and low- and middle-income residents. 

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Mayor London Breed Celebrates Groundbreaking of New Affordable Housing in the Mission

Monday, March 18, 2019

Mayor London N. Breed today joined community leaders to celebrate the groundbreaking of future affordable housing at 1950 Mission Street. Once completed, the project will offer 155 affordable apartments for families, with 40 of those units serving families that have previously experienced homelessness.

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Mayor London Breed, Supervisor Matt Haney, and Community Leaders Celebrate the Grand Opening of New Affordable Housing at 1036 Mission Street

Thursday, March 7, 2019

Mayor London N. Breed, Supervisor Matt Haney and community leaders today celebrated the grand opening of new 100 percent affordable housing at 1036 Mission Street for low-income families, with nearly half of the apartments set aside for those experiencing homelessness. 

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Mayor London Breed, Supervisor Vallie Brown, and Community Leaders Celebrate the Reopening of One of the Oldest Public Housing Developments in San Francisco

Mayor London N. Breed, Supervisor Vallie Brown, and community leaders today celebrated the grand reopening of Westside Courts, one of the oldest public housing developments in San Francisco and the only public housing development that at the time of its construction was primarily reserved for African-American residents.

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