Housing & Development

Worship and Tribute: Historic SF Buildings Recognized, Refurbished and Revitalized

Glide Memorial Church has been named to the National Register of Historic Places, the Castro Theater is under new management, the Cliff House could soon be serving food again and more.

San Francisco Scrambles to Prep for Lawsuits after Rejecting 800 New Housing Units

The policy fight over new housing in the Tenderloin and SoMa neighborhoods is flaring up in what will likely be the first round of lawsuits filed against San Francisco.

Fight for the Fourplex: Supes Weigh Building on Single-Family Lots, But Voters May Decide

With a rubber stamp from the planning commission and support from pro-housing advocates, a fourplex proposal that excludes affordability measures looks best poised to change local housing law.

The Trials and Tribulations of the Sunset’s First 100% Affordable Housing Project

A San Francisco judge has batted away an initial legal challenge to the controversial development.

$74 Million for Affordable Housing: SF Approves Funds to Buy Small Apartment Buildings

The program is facing reforms as it works to scale up and make housing more accessible to low-income residents.

State Housing Officials Slam San Francisco Over Housing Delays

A housing oversight body questioned whether two Board of Supervisors’ decisions to stall housing are indicative of a “larger trend” in the city.

Citywide Fourplex Ordinance Clears Planning Commission

With a housing deadline looming, a proposed ordinance may raise the potential for new housing in single-family neighborhoods.

Supervisor Preston Questions Housing Officials on 730 Stanyan, But Finds Limited Answers

A nixed plan for a drop-in center has become a flashpoint for homeless services dispute.

White House Extends FEMA Reimbursement for Shelter-in-Place Hotels, But Impact on S.F.’s Program Is Unclear

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.

Even Well-Paid Union Workers Can’t Afford S.F. Housing, Advocates Say

The city’s housing stock lags behind jobs growth, continuing a long-term imbalance between employment and affordability.