San Francisco

Housing Act

Municipal housing for everyone,
with childcare, community spaces and transit

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What Is This About?

1. Make rent affordable in San Francisco — for everyone

2.Build community through Community Councils, childcare, transit, and more

3. Transform the city with a tax on wealthy corporations

Public Housing
for Everyone!

How would this housing
initiative work?

Our Mission

Everyone in San Francisco can have an affordable rent and thrive! We just need to fund affordable housing, support tenants, and build vibrant communities.

The Community Housing Act will require the city to create at least 1500 units of self-sustainable municipal housing every three years, sprinkled evenly across the city and centered around public transit. Some will be purchases of current buildings so tenants can stay in SF and afford rent. Others will be new construction.

These homes will be permanently owned and maintained by City employees, and the City will be kept accountable by Community Councils of fellow tenants, elected by tenants. That way, no private landlord can raise the rent on you all of a sudden to price you out of SF, or threaten you with an unfair eviction. We're buying luxury housing and turning it back into affordable housing, using funds from a tax on wealthy corporations.

Along with the housing, we'll create childcare facilities, public restrooms, neighborhood meeting rooms, and more frequent bus stops — all to address the systemic problems in our city and help San Franciscans thrive.

Anyone who lives, works, or studies in SF can qualify for vacant units. Your rent will generally be capped at 25% of your household income. Existing tenants get to stay in their unit if the City buys it up. Everyone will benefit from the childcare centers, improved transit, and community building.

That's a fair deal.

For 40 years, corporations and politicians have made their careers
‘solving’ the housing crisis. That’s why it’s worse than ever.
But we know that, just like Medicare For All,
the rest of the world has already solved this problem.

SFCHA is exactly like Medicare For All, but for housing.
1015 Fillmore St, PMB 81610, San Francisco, CA 94115  •  (415) 952-0972

Paid for by SF Community Housing Act Committee

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