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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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Mayor London Breed and Community Members Celebrate Groundbreaking of New Affordable Housing by the Northeast Waterfront

Mayor London N. Breed, Supervisor Aaron Peskin, and community leaders today celebrated the joint groundbreakings of 88 Broadway and 735 Davis near The Embarcadero. Together, the buildings will provide 178 new permanently affordable homes for families, seniors, and formerly homeless seniors.

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Mayor London Breed Announces $40 Million in State Funding for Affordable Housing Developments

Mayor London N. Breed today announced that two affordable housing developments in San Francisco received $40 million in funding from the State’s Affordable Housing and Sustainable Communities (AHSC) Program. In addition to providing affordable housing for San Franciscans, the sites are designed to support public transit and make it easier and safer for people to bike and walk in the City.

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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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