Posts in Housing & Land Use Policy
Jobs-Housing Fit

May 2017

An infographic/report by CCHO breaking down the innovative framework of Jobs-Housing Fit, which examines how the population is growing and changing in an area to determine the types and affordability of housing needed within the same geography.  This allows us to understand what the housing needs of an area actually are and evaluate how housing production is or is not meeting those needs.

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“The Filtering Fallacy — An Infographic”

Behind a number of the recently proposed policy “solutions” to San Francisco’s housing crisis is the theory of “filtering.”  To explain why these policies that rely on market-rate housing and deregulation won’t actually make housing more affordable, CCHO created an infographic that breaks down the basics of filtering, the assumptions behind it, and the reasons it doesn’t work the way some say it does.  

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“CCHO’s District Housing Snapshots 2015”

CCHO’s annual report, published following the latest Housing Balance Report and Housing Inventory, that analyzes on a finer-grain level where affordable housing was produced and lost in neighborhoods across the City in 2015.  This report shows the balance (or rather, imbalance!) of housing production as residents are experiencing it currently on the ground.

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“CCHO’s District Housing Snapshots 2014”

CCHO’s very own report, published in anticipation of the first ever Housing Balance Report, that analyzes on a finer-grain level where affordable housing was produced and lost in neighborhoods across the city in 2014.  This report shows the balance (or rather, imbalance!) of housing production as residents are experiencing it currently on the ground.

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Housing Balance Report #5, May 2017

The fifth Housing Balance Report released by the Planning Department, spanning the ten years from January 1, 2007 – December 31, 2016.  The numbers say it all: the affordable housing balance for the past ten years is only 13.6%. (One note: The calculations used in the Housing Balance Report differ slightly from the deeper dive we publish each year with our annual Housing Snapshot Report, soon to be released.)

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“Housing Production, Filtering, and Displacement: Untangling the Relationships”

May 2016

The latest research from UC Berkeley’s Urban Displacement Project (Dr. Miriam Zuk and Professor Karen Chapple) calling into question the validity of a controversial report released by the Legislative Analyst’s Office in February 2016, and providing strong evidence that the most effective strategies for fighting displacement are the construction of affordable housing and policies to stabilize existing tenants – not simply building market-rate housing.

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