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San Francisco welcomes first LGBT senior housing

on Jun 22 2017 - 1:38pm

Source: Curbed SF BY BREANNA REEVES   Photo via Openhouse’s Facebook As a dearth of affordable housing continues to plague San Francisco, the Mayor’s Office of Housing has partnered with Openhouse, a nonprofit LGBT organization, and Mercy Housing to develop affordable housing for queer San Francisco seniors. Openhouse LGBT Senior Housing, Community, and Services celebrated the grand opening of the city’s first LGBT-welcoming senior apartments on March 23 in Hayes Valley. Mostly financed “with low income housing tax credits and with monies from the Mayor’s Office of Housing and Community Development,” according to a San Francisco Bay Times article by Marcy Adelman, co-founder of Openhouse, the residential development will be a hub for LGBT seniors. “In a city that is in some ways very youth-focused, it’s nice to have a home that’s specifically about seniors,” says Dr. Karyn Skultety, executive director of Openhouse. “That’s...

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Homeownership SF connects over 1000 residents to affordable housing resources

on Jun 19 2017 - 3:28pm

by Amiel Leaño Atanacio On June 3rd, Homeownership SF hosted its Fifth Annual Housing Resource Fair, the 2017 San Francisco Housing Expo, at City College of San Francisco.  With over 1000 people in attendance this year, the 2017 San Francisco Housing Expo is our biggest one yet!  We are so thrilled to have been able to help so many low to moderate income families connect with affordable housing resources. The day started with welcome remarks by Maria Benjamin, Director of Homeownership and Below Market Rate Programs at the Mayor’s Office of Housing & Community Development, Susan Lamb, Chancellor of the City College of San Francisco, Carmen Chu, the Assessor-Recorder of San Francisco, and former State Senator Mark Leno.  Attendees had a chance to meet with 57 different housing nonprofits, government agencies, financial institutions, tenant & legal organizations, and real estate service providers in the Exhibitor Hall.  Across the courtyard in the Counseling...

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Plans for Redeveloping Balboa Reservoir Site Revealed

on Jun 13 2017 - 11:01am

Source: Socketsite June 13, 2017 The final three plans for redeveloping the western 17 acres of the Balboa Reservoir site, which is currently a 1,000-space parking lot under the jurisdiction of the San Francisco Public Utilities Commission, have been revealed and could yield over 1,200 units of housing; parking for up to 1,260 cars; and up to 5.8 acres of open space. As proposed by the Emerald Fund and Mercy Housing, up to 1,245 residential units would rise across the site, 50 percent of which would be offered at below market rates, with parking for 660 cars (half of which would either be shared or dedicated to CCSF) and 5.0 acres of open space, including a 2.0 acre Balboa Green.     The proposal championed by AvalonBay Communities and BRIDGE Housing would yield up 1,100 units of housing, 50 percent of which would be offered at below market rates, with up to 1,260 parking space (including 500 spaces in a shared public garage) and 4.2 acres of open...

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Buy a market rate property in San Francisco! Get Help from the Downpayment Assistance Loan Program offered by MOHCD!

on Jun 12 2017 - 1:24pm

Source: MOHCD The Downpayment Assistance Loan Program (DALP) provides down payment assistance, in the form of a deferred payment loan up to $375,000, to qualified first time homebuyers for the purchase of a market-rate principal residence in San Francisco. The DALP program is available to the general public, to the active, uniformed First Responders, sworn members of the San Francisco Police Department (SFPD), San Francisco Fire Department (SFFD), and San Francisco Sheriff's Department (SFSD), and also to active educators employed by the San Francisco Unified School District (SFUSD). Buyers must first apply for pre-approval of a DALP loan and request a reservation of DALP funds. Applications will be selected by a lottery. MOHCD will accept complete pre-approval application packets starting from 7/5/2017 to 8/21/2017. Please see the DALP program Flyer, and visit our website http://sfmohcd.org/downpayment-assistance-loan-program-dalp to find out more about DALP application...

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Deal reached on inclusionary housing separates levels for income, neighborhoods

on May 19 2017 - 12:10pm

Source: San Francisco Examiner Housing projects under construction in San Francisco’s Mission Bay neighborhood. (Emma Chiang/2016 Special to S.F. Examiner) By Michael Barba City supervisors reached a consensus late Wednesday on inclusionary housing requirements that they say strikes a balance between developers and affordability advocates. The agreement would decrease the percentage of affordable housing that developers must build on site under Proposition C, which passed last June, except for in the two neighborhoods most impacted by the housing crisis until further study. “We stood up to the developers and it was really enjoyable working with my colleagues,” said Supervisor Aaron Peskin, who joined Supervisor Jane Kim in proposing new inclusionary housing rules in competition with legislation from Supervisor Ahsha Safai and Board of Supervisors President London Breed. “Everybody agreed that we need to do more studies to stem the tides of gentrification,” Peskin said. At a news...

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on May 16 2014 - 10:05am

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on Feb 22 2014 - 7:57pm

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on Sep 27 2013 - 10:01am

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on Dec 31 2012 - 11:28am

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on Sep 17 2012 - 7:47am

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on Aug 31 2012 - 10:41am

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on Jul 12 2012 - 1:33pm

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on Jun 12 2012 - 11:35am

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on May 18 2012 - 9:18am

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on May 15 2012 - 6:43am

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on Feb 2 2012 - 12:50pm