Housing

Our goal: Make it affordable to live here.

SPUR’s housing agenda:

• Zone for more housing—in the right locations.
• Invest in permanently affordable housing.
• Enable more housing to be affordable by design.
• Rethink parking requirements.
• Encourage secondary units.
• Get housing development fees right.

Read more from SPUR’s Agenda for Change
  • SPUR Report

    Room for More

    Our housing agenda for San Jose lays out 20 concrete steps the city can take to address the chronic housing shortage, ranging from fixing its planning process to finding more funding for affordable housing.

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  • SPUR Report

    8 Ways to Make San Francisco More Affordable

    San Francisco is in the midst of an affordability crisis. Reversing the situation will require far-reaching changes to the city’s housing policies. But there are many things we can do at the local level to make San Francisco more affordable for the people who live here.

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  • SPUR Report

    Re-Envisioning the San Francisco Housing Authority

    The San Francisco Housing Authority has a budget short fall and lacks funding to meet its capital needs. SPUR offers recommendations to help the agency become financially sustainable over the long term.

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  • SPUR Report

    Affordable by Design

    Housing units that are affordable "by design" cost less to produce because they’re small, efficiently designed and don’t come with a parking space. Could this be a new way to produce middle-income housing without using public subsidy?

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  • SPUR Report

    A Housing Strategy for San Francisco

    San Francisco’s unique culture is threatened by the high cost of housing. Unless we do something, the city will lose its artists, its progressive politics, its immigrants and its young people. This second edition of our Housing Strategy for San Francisco updates the policy reports that define SPUR's housing agenda.

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Updates and Events

SPUR supports Senate Bill 50

Policy Letter April 2, 2019
SPUR supports SB 50 to overcome barriers to the creation of infill homes in the right places throughout California.

SPUR supports Assembly Bill 1484

Policy Letter April 2, 2019
SPUR supports AB 1484 to prohibit local agencies from imposing any additional fees on a housing development project after the project application has been accepted as complete.

SPUR Supports Assembly Bill 69

Policy Letter March 28, 2019
SPUR supports AB 69 to address California’s housing crisis by setting up helpful guidelines for the construction of accessory dwelling units (ADUs).

SPUR Supports Assembly Bill 68

Policy Letter March 28, 2019
Letter supporting AB 68 to ease barriers to the construction of accessory dwelling units (ADUs).

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