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SF Chronicle: SF Mayor London Breed struggles to build consensus with supervisors on housing plan

The influential CCHO…spokeswoman Maya Chupkov said that while the group supports streamlining proposals, the main barrier to affordable housing is something else: “Funding,” she said.

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NEW OPED: SF’s housing bond is a big down payment for affordable housing

June 5, 2019.

The Council of Community Housing Organizations (known as “Choo Choo”) is a nonprofit coalition of 26 community-based housing developers and tenant advocates.

Our collective longstanding mission is to foster the development of permanently affordable low-income housing in San Francisco, under community control and through non-speculative means of ownership, with adequate provisions for tenant services and empowerment.

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SF Chronicle: Battle is brewing over SF development fees

June 7, 2019. Developers always warn that new or increased fees will kill off projects, said Maya Chupkov of CCHO. But the jobs-housing linkage fee was increased in 1987 and again in 1997, and both hikes were followed by building booms, Chupkov said. If anything, the extra fees could depress land values a bit.

Office Developer Fees Are Overdue to Fund Affordable Housing, Advocates Say

May 14, 2019. Each square foot of office space developed means more for affordable housing, but the limit is stunted by a 22-year-old study.

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blog: Demystifying the Development Process: How Housing Actually Gets Built

Last month, San Francisco Mayor London Breed hired the City’s first Director of Housing Delivery to expedite project approval and permitting, which should lead to more housing getting constructed, and more quickly. But, how does the development process actually work?

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