8 Ways to Make San Francisco More Affordable

Proposals to solve the housing affordability crisis

Policy Brief

San Francisco is in the midst of an affordability crisis. We are all feeling the impacts as the rising cost of housing threatens to drive away the diversity that makes this city so special. The causes are complicated. Changing this 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. What follows are eight ideas that SPUR believes are worth pursuing.

Gabriel Metcalf is SPUR's executive director.