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