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05/01/2014

Housing in SF: Mayor Lee Highlights Housing Progress

Housing in SF: Mayor Lee Highlights Housing ProgressMayor Edwin M. Lee today at the grand opening of the Rene Cazenave Apartments, highlighted the City's progress toward his ambitious housing goal of bringing 30,000 new and rehabilitated homes to the City by 2020, with at least one-third of those permanently affordable, and the majority within financial reach of the middle class. In the first quarter of 2014, 2,123 housing units opened to provide new homes to families in San Francisco, with 24 percent of those units permanently affordable to low-income households.

"We are making great progress toward our ambitious 2020 housing goals and our pledge to make San Francisco a City for the 100 percent," said Mayor Lee. "With more than 2,000 homes completed for residents in the first quarter of 2014, we are well ahead of our annual goal of completing 5,000 units a year. And by continuing to prioritize housing projects such as the Rene Cazenave Apartments, we are delivering on our pledge to help San Francisco families and residents from all levels of the economic spectrum call San Francisco home." Read more.

04/18/2014

Affordable Housing: Mayor Launches Ellis Act Housing Program

Ellis_actMayor Edwin M. Lee and Board of Supervisors President David Chiu launched the Ellis Act Housing Preference Program (EAHP) for tenants who are evicted under the State Ellis Act. Displaced tenants will now be given preference for the City’s affordable housing programs.

“This gives San Francisco’s longtime tenants and working families the much needed and urgent help they need after an Ellis Act eviction,” said Mayor Lee. “While we work on Ellis Act Reform to eliminate speculative evictions in our City, we are also providing some relief to tenants who can now more easily participate in San Francisco’s affordable housing programs, so that we remain a City for the 100 percent.” Read more.

03/17/2014

Housing Initiative: Mayor Announces Home Loan Assistance Program

6a01156ebcb4c7970c01a3fcd4a703970cSan Francisco, CA—Mayor Edwin M. Lee today announced the doubling of loan amounts for San Francisco’s Down Payment Assistance Loan Program (DALP), a homeownership program that provides financial assistance to low- to moderate-income first time home buyers, by offering a deferred-payment loan that requires no repayment for 40 years or at the re-sale of the unit. Starting this week, individual loans of up to $200,000 will be available to qualified buyers.

“The expansion of the DALP program proves the immediate and tangible impact of the Housing Trust Fund to assist the City’s first time home buyers and provide homeownership opportunities for San Francisco residents,” said Mayor Lee. “This down payment assistance program has assisted many working families in our City and will continue to support our diverse workforce that is so critical to our economy.” Read more.

01/08/2014

New Housing: Mayor Announces Approval for New Public Housing Community

08jan2014_public_housingMayor Edwin M. Lee today announced the approval for Lennar to begin construction of a new Alice Griffith public housing community on land adjacent to the existing site, fulfilling its promise to build new public housing without disrupting current residents. The Commission on Community Investment and Infrastructure unanimously approved the first “Major Phase” Application for Candlestick Point, which includes plans for the total rebuild of Alice Griffith and its 256 homes.

The Major Phase application covers Alice Griffith and 38 acres at Candlestick Point, including the site that now contains Candlestick Park. The first phase of development around Candlestick encompasses the creation of 16 blocks of new development that includes 1,529 new homes, of which more than 800 will be permanently affordable, including the one-for-one replacement of dilapidated Alice Griffith public housing units. Read more.

11/08/2013

Supporting Veterans: Mayor Announces Initiative to Help Veterans Find Jobs

Mayor Announces Initiative to Help Veterans Find JobsMayor Edwin M. Lee today announced a new initiative called the Veterans Access Point for Workforce Development with Swords to Plowshares. This comprehensive employment center for veterans and residents includes career counseling, job search and readiness programs, workshops and trainings, support services, and access to resource rooms with computers, fax and copy machines. The new access point has already enrolled 36 veterans, 24 of whom are now in permanent jobs in San Francisco.

“Men and women who have served in our country’s Armed Forces need and deserve the best training and resources to ensure that they can reenter the workforce after serving and protecting our country,” said Mayor Lee. “In San Francisco, we recognize the unique skills and experience that veterans possess and we value the contributions that they are bringing to the workforce.” Read More.