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Mayor Lee Names Kate Hartley as Director of MOHCD

Kate Hartley

Mayor Edwin M. Lee today named Kate Hartley as the new Director of the Mayor’s Office of Housing and Community Development (MOHCD). Hartley had been serving in an Interim Director role since June, when former MOHCD Director Olson Lee announced his retirement.
The MOHCD is responsible for the creation, preservation and protection of San Francisco’s affordable housing portfolio. The agency supports the economic and social development of San Francisco’s low-income communities and provides financing for development and rehabilitation projects.

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Gov. Brown just signed 15 housing bills. Here's how they're supposed to help the affordability crisis

By Liam Dillon of the LA Times

Gov. Jerry Brown has finalized lawmakers’ most robust response to California’s housing affordability problems in recent memory.

The “15 good bills” Brown signed into law here Friday morning include a new fee on real estate transactions and a $4-billion bond on the 2018 ballot that together could raise close to $1 billion a year in the near term to help subsidize new homes for low-income residents.

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MOHCD grantee SoMa Pilipinas holds its first night market

On August 18th, SoMa Pilipinas held its first night market, Undiscovered SF, at 88 5th St (in the US Mint and on Mint Plaza). It attracted approximately 10,000 people from across the region.

The event highlights food and retail vendors, as well as local performers and artists build a thriving new commercial corridor and bring public awareness of the SoMa Pilipinas Filipino culture district.

The market is partially supported by a grant from MOHCD and the SoMa Community Stabilization Fund.

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Mayor Lee and Supervisor Kim Celebrate Groundbreaking of New Family Housing Site in the Tenderloin

Mayor Ed Lee joins in groundbreaking of Tenderloin housing units in August 2017, with Supervisor Jane Kim and the Tenderloin Neighborhood Development Corporation

San Francisco, CA – Mayor Edwin M. Lee, Supervisor Jane Kim, the Tenderloin Neighborhood Development Corporation and community members today celebrated the groundbreaking of a new affordable housing site in the Tenderloin that will provide homes for families in the neighborhood.

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