SF mayor wants to cut fees to boost affordable housing

San Francisco
Mark Prado

San Francisco Mayor London Breed is calling for the elimination of fees for projects that would provide 100 percent affordable housing.

Breed made the announcement Monday and on Tuesday will introduce a plan at the Board of Supervisors to eliminate inspection fees for new all-affordable housing projects and new affordable in-law apartments, known as accessory dwelling units.

Those fees make up about 7.8 percent of the cost of the average in-law in San Francisco and can push up the price of affordable housing projects by up to $150,000, according an SF Curbed report.

Meanwhile, the CASA Compact has outlined a Bay Area plan that preserves existing affordable housing while protecting vulnerable populations from housing instability and displacement.






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