Affordable, sustainable housing for everyone.
With childcare, community spaces, and transit
1. Permanent funding to create and maintain at least 500 affordable homes every year.
2. Green New Deal for Municipal Housing: Will remodel existing buildings with strict environmental standards, link to public transit, cut SF’s carbon footprint.
3. Anyone who lives or works in SF will qualify, with Certificates of Preference accepted and neighborhood preference for residents.
4. Rent is capped at 25% of income, apartment size depends on household size.
5. Publicly-owned, publicly-managed, union jobs, with tenants’ associations to hold the city accountable.
6.Paid for by a tax on multimillion-dollar businesses making over $25M/year.
7. Includes nearby childcare facilities, frequent public transit, and spaces for community activities.
What Is This About?
Everyone in San Francisco should have an affordable, sustainable home. This measure will create a permanent funding source and set of rules to ensure a fair deal for anyone who lives or works in our city.
The Community Housing Act will require the City to create at least 1500 units of self-sustainable green municipal housing every three years near public transit. Some units will be purchases and renovations of existing buildings so tenants can stay in SF and afford rent. Others will be new construction of environmentally sustainable affordable homes.
These homes will be permanently owned by the City, with property management, asset management, and routine repairs performed by City employees. The City will be kept accountable by Community Councils composed of fellow tenants, elected by tenants, as well as by the Board of Supervisors. Private landlords wouldn't be able to raise your rent arbitrarily anymore.
Along with the housing, this measure will create childcare facilities, neighborhood meeting spaces, and increased Muni service — all to address the systemic problems in our city and make life better for everyone.
Anyone who lives or works in SF can qualify for a vacant unit. Your rent would be capped at 25% of your household's income, or a minimum rent that can't exceed $93/month, whichever is higher. Existing tenants will always get to stay in their unit if the City buys it up, and their rents will generally decrease. Everyone will benefit from the childcare centers, improved transit, and community spaces.