Housing & Development
The program is facing reforms as it works to scale up and make housing more accessible to low-income residents.
A housing oversight body questioned whether two Board of Supervisors’ decisions to stall housing are indicative of a “larger trend” in the city.
With a housing deadline looming, a proposed ordinance may raise the potential for new housing in single-family neighborhoods.
A nixed plan for a drop-in center has become a flashpoint for homeless services dispute.
FEMA will reimburse costs of shelter-in-place hotels through April 2022, though city officials haven’t decided how the extension will affect plans to wind down the program next year.
The city’s housing stock lags behind jobs growth, continuing a long-term imbalance between employment and affordability.
A Board of Supervisors vote that will at least temporarily block a 495-unit housing complex on a SoMa parking lot has become a flashpoint for long-simmering frustrations around the slow pace of housing development in the city.
The extension will cost $67 million, with FEMA expected to cover some of that cost.
59 units will be subsidized by the city and managed by Tenderloin Housing Clinic.
The legislation, called “Cars to Casa,” would make it easier to build homes on lots occupied by parking lots and gas stations.