Tuesday, November 17, 2015

SF Decides Low Income Housing Should go to Neighborhood Residents

The San Francisco board of supervisors voted to give preference to neighborhood residents when awarding low-income housing today. The new law, which seeks to address the shrinking diversity of the city would create a new lottery system for families and residents seeking affordable housing. The bill was supported largely by the African American community after it was discovered that only 5% of affordable housing built by developers with in the city limits goes to African Americans. Pacifica’s Mike Kohn reports