Poll

Is the cost of living in San Francisco too high?

Housing

Even in the midst of the Great Recession, housing prices are still out of reach for almost all but the wealthiest San Franciscans.

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The relative strength of housing prices, along with ongoing reform at the Assessor’s Office, have made San Francisco one of the few counties in the state not to see a dramatic drop in property taxes. But the strength of the housing market is a two-edged sword – it means San Francisco remains one of the least affordable housing markets in the nation. Our task is to build not just more housing, but more affordable housing, and the kind of affordable housing that will help keep families in San Francisco.

Resetting San Francisco means an honest conversation about how we can build more housing, build the right kind of housing, build the right mix of housing, build upon our recent success in protecting tenants and do this all while preserving our quality of life.

Tough challenges. Who has the best ideas?

  

Discussion

Createdsort icon Topic Comments Updated New?
08-02-10 Hunters Point 1 4 years 1 week ago
08-02-10 Can we make housing prices reasonable? 16 3 years 19 weeks ago
08-02-10 Can we make housing prices reasonable? 2 4 years 6 days ago
08-02-10 Planning to raise a family in SF? 15 3 years 26 weeks ago
08-02-10 property values 1 4 years 2 weeks ago
08-02-10 Congratulations Hospice by the Bay 0 4 years 2 weeks ago
08-05-10 Unlicensed Civil Engineer Jen Faces 232 Felony Charges 1 3 years 47 weeks ago
08-07-10 SF's Homeless Problem 4 4 years 1 week ago
08-09-10 Bay Area Housing Market Stabilizing 5 4 years 1 week ago
08-10-10 Acquiring foreclosed home and preserving them as affordable 1 4 years 5 days ago

Paid for by Phil Ting for Assembly 2012. FPPC ID# 1343137