Just released! CCHO’s District Housing Snapshots 2015

30 06 2016

Fresh off the presses!  Following the release of the San Francisco Planning Department’s latest Housing Balance Report and Housing Inventory, we at CCHO have compiled our annual Housing Snapshots of each of the 11 supervisorial districts of the City. The goal of these snapshots is to understand at a finer-grain level where affordable housing is being produced and lost in neighborhoods across the city right now – reflecting not just trends over the past ten years, but the balance of housing production as residents are experiencing it at ground level currently.  This report fills a gap left by the usual citywide analysis of housing production: communities exist on a neighborhood scale in San Francisco, and a neighborhood-level analysis makes clear just how uneven affordable housing production and loss are across the districts of the City.

Overall, only 17.1% of the new housing produced in 2015 was affordable, down from 22% in 2014.  As was the case in the 2014 Snapshots Report, the future trend is troubling. Only 10.1% of the 18,144 entitled units in the 2016 Q1 pipeline are affordable. For long-range projects that are not yet entitled, the percent of affordable units is 10.8%.  These numbers show us just how far we currently are from the voter-mandated goal of a minimum 33% affordable housing, as set down in 2014’s Prop K Housing Balance measure. And they confirm what anecdotal evidence tells us: the housing crisis is continuing to worsen, and we need significant action to change those trends.

Read the full report here.

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