San Francisco: Local Measure Tackles Affordable Housing

The Mission District’s housing market is a hot commodity for hip yuppies and rich techies like rumored neighbor Mark Zuckerberg. But the heat is often too much to handle for low-income renters and middle-income homeowners, who at times are forced out of their urban dwellings by eager would-be tenants with open checkbooks. As the city copes with the pressures of high market-rate demands, affordable housing has arguably become the most pressing issue facing middle- and low-income tenants across San Francisco. Tomorrow city residents will determine the fate of Mayor Ed Lee’s proposed Housing Trust Fund, which would establish a reliable funding stream for affordable housing and attempt to appease both market-rate developers and nonprofit housing advocates.

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