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finally, there's we're really interested in findings what is our role in the 10 thousand units through the entitlement process first one we did was take a look at how long does it take for long term and middle units from the environmental review to the construction we take a look at basically 50 units size projects those thresholds are at the time set for that if we want to produce the units on time the largest project will be entitled to the planning department in 2016 and starred construction in 2018 this helps us zoom in on what the planning department needs to achieve some smaller projects stretch auto past the
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timeline bus that's our initial piece we've made great progress and working to create a web tool to allow the public and folks to see our intermediate goals and progress throughout the years. >> and then specifically there have a lot of questions how to reach the 10 affordable units that to me that's the biggest challenge and the biggest opportunity of the work we're doing and as you can see this is a profile of with where the units we know about and the affordable housing portfolio are so this includes the rad portfolio and a lot of the housing and sf pieces and the affordable project and some but not all the inclusionary 0 housing some are under the
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planning review we don't know if they're going to choose the onsite or offsite this excludes the 1034 thousand and 60 percent have profiled e filed with the plant the box at the bottom those are promotions that emily or other nonprofit partners have in the cue we know their coming forward they're not ready to file for entitlement yet to me working on this chart is novice we feel like we know where the units are and move forward that's what the department will be working on we're here for questions. >> let's open for public comment is there any public comment on this item?
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>> sue hester preparing for the 5 m comments may me think a lot about housing we've had massive shifts in demand between counties and no one no where in the places i've seen is the planning department facing how much demand is being shifted into san francisco pride housing for people working on the peninsula down to santa clara county being bused up here and displaced uses between residents because of people being bused are well paid men in their 20s and 30s and the people being displaced especially in the mission and south of market tend to be low
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income and middle-income people that can't afford to live in their neighborhoods if you don't start with adequate information at the start you're not doing anything to help any of us you need to not just help go out there without understanding what is going against providing housing to people who are goals that may have been set two or three years before circumstances changed another thing i started focusing on was with what is the build out project year the big projects in the pipeline like the hope project are 10 years down the line we will have lost population we will have lost not population
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we'll have lost people so i take all those goals with a grain of salt and so should you if you're goals are mother focused on how the housing market it chang are those reasonable goals should we can increasing our exception to preserve the low income and moderate income to preserve the working people people that work at surface jobs and work in the non-tech industry not engineers other thing needs to happen how you look at housing requirements for affordable housing one of the shocks i've had to my system in the past week is releasing the new housing type so long as they've not having to
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pay affordable housing and that's dangerous because you can build all the housing you want for males it does need it if their 20s thank you. >> thank you. next speaker. >> calvin san francisco clearing house the general rile is if you're in a big goal the first step in getting out of the hole is to quit digging unfortunately, the city plans for affordable housing which was just old to you ignores the biggest diger and threat to housing in general and affordable housing specifically which is the rise of short-term rentals as a major housing option in this market as you are in trouble aware the board of supervisors passed against our recommendations an
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ordinance that will allow every unit in san francisco to be a short-term rental for 3 hundred and 65 days a year by adapting an unenforceable distinction within occupied and unoccupied use of short-term rentals short-term rentals now total north of 10 thousand units with two-thirds of them being entire unit not the home sharers that clog the process not at all we're talking about a according to the chronicle less than 1/3rd of all whiskers host of short-term rentals now controlling almost 40 percent of all of the short-term rentals in san francisco unless you as a commission present to the city with a way
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to address the short-term rental crisis everything that you are proposing to do to increase housing production that didn't restrict it from being short-term rentals let me give you an example we tried at the board of supervisors lost 6 to 5 to ban the in-law units from being allowed to being rented as short-term rentals you've heard our staff present in-law units the legalization of in-law units ann as being an affordable housing opening statements it's no longer an affordable housing if it can with a short-term rental there's no question that the data indicates that the average short-term rental whole unit in san francisco is going for $260 a night that is no way to do affordable
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housing planning unless you ban short-term rentals on all new housing development in san francisco your simply digging the hole deeper thank you. >> thank you. next speaker. >> good afternoon, commissioners peter coning if the housing organization i just wanted to for a minute division between the 10 thousand unit goal we've heard a lot about and framing the conversation which is frankly a political goal of the administration which are policy goals as the planning commission i suggest to look at the general plan and the policies and discussions you're making are meeting the housing elements it's your measuring stick i'll august if i'm not mistaken the
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pdf that commissioners is the running total of housing performance related to our policy goals of plan the 10 thousand units we love to see 10 thousand unions which 0 one thirds is affordable but how have are the goals the regional region interesting look at this data now we're just at the end of the current you housing crisis and staff will have an update for the next period the market rate housing is one hundred built according to the housing element need now need and demand are different we might have a need but the element you're growing workforce and the resident population by in case we've built enough
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market rate housing we've titled andability built 2 hundred and 2 percent of the housing element i'm not suggesting you throw a wherever in but what is important the properal relationship we've been he referring to pick our number 62 percent the police suggestion to start with a minimum of 33 percent and that's where the prop k comes in i suggest two things that are important one to understand the property outlet is happening not only to citywide the difficulty i have with 32 percent of the barometer might look good but south of market take it to the mission or castro their way below thirty percent i'll august it is more
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than the citywide balance the old solution to pollution to the da illustration by simply spreading this around lastly another issue how much of new housing is occupied by residents you might have seen the upwards of condos are owner occupied think that that. >> is there any additional public comment. >> okay public comment is closed i wanted to thank the staff for the data i'm encouraged one of the first things we've talked about it the neighborhood stabilization but the main tool there right now is long site i think we have a lot to do to beef up small sites next is the pilot projects whatever we learn from that i
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hope we can ramp it up to x perishing ramp it up for more units on the question of short-term rentals or ways that the neighborhoods are not stabilized right now i think this commission should have a number of meetings next year when the airbnb are close to the short-term rental legislation is actually begins to be implemented we have a hearing on the enforcements here there's a lot of questions on the enforcements how can it happen i'd like to see even for it to be framed in a way how 0 do enforcement if you're a neighborhood group or a neighbor and you feel like there's an illegal short-term rental happening what do you do and steps you take public utilities
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on the question of the housing element i think it's important for us to think especially about bumping up the lottery this chart is helpful there's 4 thousand units i know the staff has wanted to help either nonprofits or the cd expedite all those units i hope we can continue to get the word out when i talk to housing folks they don't, about the packing and again back to the arena goals we have the lowest numbers in t in t in the middle-income category the people that needs rents going again back to the
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neighborhood stabilization it's for those units are able to serve the middle-class group of people commissioner antonini. >> yeah. i'm encourage by this report i think a lot of the things being done are commendable yeah. in regards to the goals and i everything that ax paradox it is for those stay security i agree with sue hester the population is different than 10 years ago we have to make sure our population goal is current not that existed in the past and also taking into consideration those who are working in san francisco in addition to those who are residing in san francisco because we still have approximately 53 percent of our workforce coming from outside of
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san francisco and wherever we can create the housing to meet that demand and entice people to live inside san francisco and kits down on pollution we're doing a lot to do that with things like transbay and rincon hill and a lot of the developments and many under construction and i think we're going to see particularly with transbay a big change in some of the numbers once those units come online we think it's a third are affordable that will make an impact on the affordable housing needs when we get those off completed and they're being built so to speak and a lot of those are ready to break ground so those are some of my thoughts i'm in agreement with the flexibility idea you lowering for a higher inclusionary for a
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return on the middle-income people to be included not making enough for the mandating and builders will be more inclined to jump at the option if so as you increase the allowable ami it becomes lessor more that is able to be built under market conditions rather than needed a market resolution it makes sense to do the dial and down payment loans and the homeownership it is important if we can courage that more people to have the homeownership the fewer people that are don't think our rental situation and sometimes their precarious we've got lands that are underutilized even in san francisco we have to make
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choices on the land that are open space they're on hills and nobody what walk on those maybe venerable and we can do a lot of between the twin peaks and we've stopped building the hours it makes sense so and speeding up entitlement process that be helpful everyone not to fast track things not to have enough process but makes a process that moves quicker to the beginning of construction and approval is going to benefit a lot of the projects interests a lot of cost in the way so thank you very much for your report. >> thank you commissioner johnson. >> thank you very much thank you firing presentation i agree with roof of the things that president chiu said the short-term rentals and kate is
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great so i want to echo that as well so just a couple of things and i'll weekend a question for staff fantastic i know we're going to see more hearings and see the housing element not only the policy but all the way you down to implementation mr. taylor the programs that have been assessed here and on that surface definitely looking forward to that conversation i will say a couple of things one is that i definitely am liking what i see in terms of trying to take some of the things that were actually good from redeviations from this schedule will be announced. development this is the reason we were able to get thirty percent of housing in transbay and the 20 or 32 percentage at hunters point and in mission bay
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i'm hoping it can be expanded citywide to be determined whether or not it is a program that may have to be alternated by zoning type of or neighborhood that's out there is a question for myself i'm sure a lot of the people in the public it's important this be expanded the money has to be from somewhere it's noted free and so to speak of that this is a short presentation i recognize that we're going to have lots of discussions and some of the purview the planning department and some not i also look in my prospective i'm think pro-form a what someone thinks of taking away an element or changing the program and when we talk about moderate income housing i still
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don't see the discussion i would like to see on how the units get subsidized it costs five to six hundreds it allows the developers to build more market rate to offset the increased affordable units they provide that unify or anti but i think their gap i'm not sure at this point what it say, i want to see more discussion around that so given you'll the programs the public sites and maybe some other programs what's the gap to induced a more than unit i see that same problem extending citywide without discussions the
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other thing the last couple of points we're going to see this with other projects with the very development i'd a lot to see more discussion around the development agreement i know they can be structured in a way to be subsidized so some streamline discussion eastern affordable housing and the community benefits i think that getting to the 20 or 18 goals having the goal of units set out built by 2018 like the cycle we didn't talk about joe reilly it's a little bit further out it helps to streamline those discussions and make things faster and better maybe some talk about the agreement that everybody can start from my question is this is a little bit less lostier than my other points on the accessory dwelling
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units i think back to the dr we had about a month ago where it was the house where a women had pass away there was a tenant in the rear unit and the neighbor was the owner of the house i won't recount the whole thing but it was a legal unit and the new owner or the person doing the probate doesn't want to go through the steps to make it an accessory unit they wanted to sell the house so my question i i know the accessy units i know it talks about giving ideas around design and how to construct it will there be a lot of daily around the process the cost so people can truly get an idea of whether or not it's something that people want to do?
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>> so we're working with folks on the secondary handbook to faced the property owner that wakes through the design and the process through dbi and the planning department and gives them some accuse about the triggers and the process and where it's expensive or short and easy and the financial side 0 if you make this investment in our property when might you break even. >> excellent a final question for the whole team there is a slide missing from here it talks about we got a little bit of a preview of a decision we talked about the united through the planning department and units through the you know the dbi process in construction that looks like you know dbi was a little bit behind in terms of
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the rate of units that are going through the process seems it's faster on the planning and dbi side is there a simple letter process being done through dbi thinking about their process and how the units can get through their process? >> kate connor are the planning department's the department of building inspection has a priority processing system in place they do have designated staff working on the one hundred affordable project i can follow-up with you at a later time to find out their process we have contact when i'm reviewing the one hundred percent projecting project there is designated staff. >> thanks thank you very much. >> thank you commissioner hillis. >> i just have a question on the 10 thousand tenant goal in the
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chart you give us so i wanted to it shows completed and projects under completed and funded are we lead to building that the number of units below that six or seven are not fully funded what's the status of the funding for this. >> sorry. >> good afternoon kate with the department of workforce development our 10 thousand affordable unit are fully funded we've specifically excluded units in the pipeline even from parcels which we have site control but not a full funding plan so everything you see is
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funded. >> okay. can you give us a general kind of state of funding for avenue, i guess obviously that's important to build housing we've heard about redevelopment going away and potentially a bond issue in the future is there i mean, if all of those are funded that's great i'm sure there's a need for more. >> i want to clarify which i say they're fully funded it's not as to we have a big vault of money but we have kweefrtly analyzed that includes are known source of funds like or that are solid like the housing trust fund and the federal government and we also have affordable housing fees so we've made conservative projection or so in our pipeline carol we're not in
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debt we can afford those ten thousand units but it is difficult the costs are rising very sharply and we are still suffering from the loss of redevelopment funds we have new funds coming in from the state which is great and we're pursuing those hard that includes t includes the keep that in mind and the veterans housing and the multiple housing from the state as well as from the transit oriented development funds the federal government is hospital not been a strong partner and lately as of many years but we do rely on hud heavily for our rental assistance deems and
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conversion that relies on the intudz from hud that is forthcoming we need more money we absolutely do that's why you see in front of you how we're trying to make housing less costly and we still need more we're trying to access whether resources are available. >> how about sites i'm sure it's did the to find sites for affordable housing are those the 10 thousand units those are sites specifically in the pipeline. >> yes. >> somebody owns the affordable housing. >> so the 10 thousand units a geography locations you can go and visit we're working on as well trying to put together below market rate funding for
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future acquisitions our pipeline is full we're trying to look beyond 2015 so we can land bank those for future affordable housing and that's another element of our work but the 10 thousands are all solid. >> you also manages the small sites program also in what's the general status we have heard talk about it interest there sites identified in the or buildings identified and we're in the ramp up phase it's not frankly gone as fast as we would like to go, however, that's a combination of defining the practice writing program when we launched the site in july we wanted to streamline it 5 unit and up to 25


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