It is no secret that we have a
housing shortage in San Francisco. We all feel it. We aren’t building
enough housing for the people who make this City run: our Muni
drivers, our nurses, our teachers, our first responders, and our
street cleaners. I refuse to
allow this crisis to deepen while people are suffering and struggling
to pay rent.
But when I proposed a charter
amendment last year that would streamline the creation of 100%
affordable housing, we couldn’t even get a majority of Supervisors to
vote to put it on the ballot. It is clear that those
interested in protecting the status quo are not going to allow these
reforms to pass the Board of Supervisors, so I am going to take this
directly to you, the voters.
Yesterday, we took an exciting step to fix our broken
system for approving and permitting new homes in our
City — a system that
results in fewer homes being built and higher prices for all of us.
I’m proposing Affordable Homes
Now, a ballot measure for November 2020 that streamlines the
approval for 100% affordable housing and projects
that include more on-site affordable homes than currently required by
the City. This will eliminate years of delays and unnecessary
The people of San Francisco are
tired of elected officials prioritizing politics over good policy, so
we’re going to place Affordable Homes Now on the ballot by collecting
signatures directly from San Francisco voters.
up now to show your support and help us qualify this measure for the
We can’t do this without you.
Together, we can be a San Francisco
that finally says YES to housing. We can be a San Francisco for ALL of
Mayor London Breed
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