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Financial Planning Days Coming to San Francisco

on Oct 20 2017 - 3:17pm

Please join us for the first-ever LGBTQ Financial Planning Pro-Bono Day – a day where members of the LGBTQ community and allies get access to great financial education sessions and pro-bono 1:1 consultations with some of the Bay Area’s top advisors including members of Horizons’ Foundation Professional Advisors Council. Participants will get valuable information in important life areas including Tax Planning, Investing, Estate Planning, and “Family Matters” which include financial and legal implications of marriage/divorce/domestic partnership and having a family. This event is in partnership with the Horizons Foundation and in concert with the Financial Planning Association’s Pro-Bono Day. Pre-registration is recommended but not required. People who pre-register will receive more information on individual workshops and 1:1 consultations as it becomes available. Presented by the SF LGBT Center & Horizons Foundation- "Fueling the LGBTQ Movement" Register for free at ...

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A San Francisco Affordable Housing Project Advances

on Oct 18 2017 - 9:16am

Source: The Registry  By Michele Chandler | October 11, 2017  As San Francisco rents continue to climb, a plan to build 130 affordable housing units in San Francisco’s Mission neighborhood at 681 Florida St. is moving forward. The proposal is the result of a collaboration by The Mission Economic Development Agency and Tenderloin Neighborhood Development Corp. to construct the community of units ranging from studios to three-bedrooms that are designed to fit the budget of those earning less than 60 percent of the Area Median Income—about $48,400 for one person and $62,000 a year for a family of three. Nick Podella Co. is the property’s owner, according to city records, while 681 Florida Housing Associates, L.P. is listed as the applicant. Construction costs for the project will be about $45 million, said Charmaine Curtis, development consultant for the Tenderloin Neighborhood Development Corp. Construction is projected to start in 2019, she said, with...

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A Rare Gem in High-Priced San Francisco: New Low-Income Housing

on Oct 2 2017 - 2:10pm

Source: KQED By Erika Aguilar | September 28, 2017 Among luxury apartments, the future Warriors arena and biotech research campuses stands a rare gem in San Francisco’s waterfront community of Mission Bay — brand-new low-income housing. “It’s a very beautiful neighborhood. The view is nice,” said Carlos Poot, 36, as he pushed his 1-year-old daughter in a stroller, his two other children skipping ahead with his wife. They were walking up to their two-bedroom home at the Five 88 Apartments, the city’s latest affordable housing project in Mission Bay. San Francisco held a grand opening on Friday. “The great thing with Mission Bay, and other large developments, is it gives the city a chance to implement higher levels of affordability that are necessary in San Francisco,” said Marc Slutzkin, project manager with the city’s Office of Community Investment and Infrastructure. The Five 88 Apartments has 198 one- and two-bedroom units for very-low income families making no more than $...

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S.F. Project Puts Families at the Center of Affordable Housing

on Sep 27 2017 - 4:40pm

Source: Next City BY OSCAR PERRY ABELLO | SEPTEMBER 27, 2017 Rendering of Eddy & Taylor Family Apartments (Credit: Cahill Contractors) Like a bull’s-eye, San Francisco’s poorest neighborhood is surrounded by some of its wealthiest. In the Tenderloin, as it’s known, median household income is $22,000. Many residents are among San Francisco’s youngest; at least 3,000 children live in the Tenderloin. In large part, their families moved there to secure more affordable housing: Some 80 percent of 15,800 total apartments are either rent-controlled or locked-in at below-market rates, according to the San Francisco Business Times. But that housing supply doesn’t quite meet residents’ needs. Don Falk, CEO of the Tenderloin Neighborhood Development Corporation (TNDC), estimates that 95 percent of Tenderloin homes are studios or single-room occupancies (SROs), a legacy of earlier times when the neighborhood served a different population. “There is a lot of overcrowding...

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San Francisco school board moves forward on teacher housing project

on Sep 14 2017 - 10:15am

Source: San Francisco Chronicle By Jill Tucker | September 13, 2017  The San Francisco school board took a big step toward building apartments for some teachers and their classroom aides, a closely watched project that seeks to ease the housing crisis for educators. The board voted unanimously Tuesday evening to enter into an agreement with Mayor Ed Lee’s office of housing and development to pursue the construction of up to 150 units on a former school site in the Outer Sunset neighborhood. “I think this has been many, many years in the making, so this is a very big deal,” said board member Matt Haney. For two decades, school officials have been mulling the idea of using surplus property to build the apartments. But in recent years, with a flourishing tech industry pushing San Francisco housing prices higher, teachers and their union have called for help, saying teachers increasingly can’t afford to stay in the city. Several state, federal and local programs already offer rental...

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