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Mapping the 20 high-rises under construction in San Francisco right now

on Feb 27 2017 - 10:19am

by CurbedSF, Adam Brinklow Feb 21, 2017, 10:29am PST 181 Fremont Steelblue San Francisco's dense skyline is growing again in 2017, as the city anticipates the completion of some towers long under construction and the emerging profile of others underway. From the Salesforce Tower and 181 Fremont in Yerba Buena to Exchange Place on the edge of Chinatown and the future home of Pinterest at 505 Brannan, the new crop of high-rises promises to be fruitful this year. To make the cut, a building must be eight or more stories when completed. Towers must have broken ground already or be on the verge of doing so within the next few months. Map points are listed here by building height, from tallest to shortest—or more precisely, from what will soon be the tallest and the shortest. 1 Salesforce Tower A building like this is like the big Christmas present you couldn't wait to unwrap as a kid. Though observers have envisioned the final 61-story obelisk countless times, only in the...

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Accelerator Fund Will Help Add Affordable Housing in SF

on Feb 23 2017 - 5:34pm

Emily Kurland and Beatriz Garduño, residents of a building recently acquired by MEDA, speak at a press conference. Photo by Laura Wenus By Laura Wenus Posted 2 hours ago Four more apartments are about to be preserved as affordable housing by a Mission District nonprofit – and now the city is rolling out an innovative loan program to help nonprofits acquire 1,500 more units in the coming five years. When the building went on the market, “Everything seemed really bleak and scary,” said Emily Kurland, a teacher who lives in the building 3800 Mission Street that the Mission Economic Development Agency (MEDA) is about to acquire. “For us, we had a happy ending.” That’s the kind of deal that MEDA and other housing nonprofits can only make if they have the money lined up to compete for buildings against cash-rich private buyers. To make sure those resources are available, San Francisco is launching the Housing Accelerator Fund, a sort of clearinghouse starting out with some $...

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Final Recommendations Introduced for Inclusionary Housing Requirements

on Feb 23 2017 - 12:43pm

By The San Francisco Housing Action Coalition / in Inclusionary Housing / by Corey Smith The City-appointed Technical Advisory Committee (TAC) has finished their analysis of how the San Francisco inclusionary housing requirements should be set. The City Controller will make their formal recommendation to the Board of Supervisors. The TAC, made up of eight market-rate and non-profit affordable housing professionals, has been working with the City’s Controller and Chief Economist, plus independent consultants, on how to best set the City’s Inclusionary Ordinance. In June 2016, voters passed Prop C, which increased the on-site inclusionary percentages from 12 to 25 percent and allowed the Supervisors to adjust the percentages moving forward, as opposed to requiring it to be voter-approved. Legislation accompanying the ballot measure called for the creation of this group to determine what percentage was actually feasible. After months of meetings, the recommendations will be...

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Do you qualify for the Working Families Tax Credit?

on Feb 22 2017 - 10:42am

wfc_poster_6_languages_85x11_1221_ty2016_final.pdf Money, benefits and resources for working families in San Francisco.  You work hard to provide for your family…and the City and County of San Francisco want to make sure you get all the money and benefits you’ve earned. This website (http://www.workingfamiliescredit.org/) tells you how to claim tax credits, benefits and other services for low-income working families in our city. You’ve earned it! If you live in San Francisco, earned less than $53,505 in 2016, have claimed the Earned Income Tax Credit on your federal income tax return and have dependent children, then you may qualify for this special one-time benefit. Ask about the WFC when you file your taxes. Due to limited funding, the 2016 Working Families Credit will only be available to eligible first-time applicants. If you have ever received the Working Families Credit, you are NOT eligible for the credit this tax season and need not apply. The WFC...

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Final SF inclusionary housing report recommends split requirements for rentals, for-sale properties

on Feb 22 2017 - 10:37am

By Laura Dudnick on February 13, 2017 4:12 pm San Francisco is moving closer to establishing new affordable housing requirements in certain developments — also called inclusionary housing — with the final recommendations for setting the mandate released by the Controller’s Office on Monday. Currently, developers in San Francisco must include a certain number of affordable units on or off-site in the project, or pay a fee that is then used by The City to build affordable housing. SEE RELATED: SF’s inclusionary housing rates look for ‘sweet spot’ Per the “Inclusionary Housing Working Group: Final Report” — created with input from a Technical Advisory Committee that included representatives appointed by the mayor and Board of Supervisors — The City should establish different affordable housing requirements for rental and for-sale properties. Rental properties should include 14 to 18 percent affordable housing onsite, and ownership projects should include 17 to 20 percent...

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